Complete Definition of "carpet"

English

Etymology
From OF. carpite, from ML. carpita, past participle of carpere, "to pluck".

Pronunciation
(US)
*IPA|/ˈcɑrpɪt/
*SAMPA|/"cArpIt/
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɑː(r)pɪt|-ɑː(r)pɪt

Noun
en-noun (uncountable and countable)

  1. A fabric used as a floor covering; a rug.
  2. figurative Any surface resembling a carpet.
  3. vulgar A woman's pubic hair.

Derived terms
carpet bombing
carpet burn
carpet muncher
flying carpet
magic carpet
on the carpet

Translations
trans-top|A fabric used as a floor covering
Albanian: qilim m
Bosnian: tepih m, ćilim m
CJKV Characters: 毯
Chinese: 地毯 (dìtǎn)
Croatian: tepih m, ćilim m
Dutch: tapijt n, vloerkleed n
Finnish: matto (1), ryijy (3)
French: tapis m
Friulan: tapêt m
German: Teppich m
Greek: τάπητας (tápitas) m
Hebrew: t|he|שטיח|m|altשָׁטִיחַ|trshatíakh|sc=Hebr
Hungarian: szőnyeg
Italian: tappeto m
Japanese: カーペット (kāpetto)
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Korean: 양탄자 (yangttanja)
Kurdish: KUchar|فه‌رش
Macedonian: тепих m, ќилим m
Persian: FAchar|قالی (ghâli), FAchar|فرش (farsh)
Portuguese: carpete m, tapete m
Polish: dywan m
Romanian: covor f and m
Russian: ковëр (kovjór) m
Serbian:
:Cyrillic: тепих m, ћилим m
:Roman: tepih m, ćilim m
Slovak: koberec m
Spanish: alfombra f, moqueta f
Turkish: halı, kilim
Welsh: carped m
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Verb
en-verb

  1. To lay carpet, or to have carpet installed, in an area.

#:After the fire, they carpeted over the blackened hardwood flooring.
#:The builders were carpeting in the living room when Zadie inspected her new house.

  1. transitive To substantially cover something; to blanket something.

#:Popcorn and candy wrappers carpeted the floor of the cinema.

Translations
:; to lay carpet

German: mit Teppichboden auslegen
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:; to cover

German: bedecken
mid
Italian: coprire

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ttbc|Dutch: vloerkleed leggen
ttbc|French: tapisser
ttbc|Persian: FAchar|فرش کردن (farsh kardan)
ttbc|Spanish: alfombrar
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Revision and Credits for"carpet"
  • 2007-11-13 17:42 - Ruakh - /* Noun */ +vulgar "pubic hair" sense; add gloss to xlation table; fix Hebrew xlation

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