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Etymology

From Old French carpite, from Mediaeval Latin carpita, past participle of carpere, "to pluck".

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
carpet

Plural
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carpet ({{{1}}}) (uncountable and countable)
  1. A fabric used as a complete floor covering.
  2. (figuratively) Any surface resembling a carpet.
  3. (vulgar) A woman's pubic hair.

Usage notes

  • Rug and carpet are not ordinarily synonymous. A rug covers part of the floor; a carpet runs wall-to-wall.

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to carpet

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to carpet (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  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.
  2. (transitive) To substantially cover something; to blanket something.
    Popcorn and candy wrappers carpeted the floor of the cinema.
  3. (UK) To reprimand

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