Definition of 'carpet'
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Dark fabrics and carpets suck out what little light creeps through the one window. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Walking across a carpeted floor is enough to release surplus electrons. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The work involved a new carpet, furniture and a fresh coat of paint. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The stars will walk the red carpet 20 years after they first shocked in their gritty roles. The Sun (2017)They are great plants to grow under the shade of trees, where they carpet the ground with colour. The Sun (2016)Who wants to smell like the carpet at Tiger Tiger? Times, Sunday Times (2016)It now makes a wide range of products, including window shutters, curtains and carpets. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Everything doesn't have to be bulletproof, just check how you can clean and treat soft furnishings and carpets before you buy them. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Will the jungle turn out to be her magic carpet to a new career? Times, Sunday Times (2012)Putting a dress on a red carpet is like an ad campaign. Times, Sunday Times (2015)You could carpet an entire room for that. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The roof of the marquee was a lavish purple with matching carpets. The Sun (2007)They too can carpet a woodland floor. Times, Sunday Times (2013)There was no carpet to cover the plank floor. Christianity Today (2000)This time they were clearly visible and were not under a carpet of snow. Broken Lives (1993)You walk the red carpet and then you go back to your own life. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This is a cheap method of production used for carpets and fur fabrics. Technology Basic Facts (1990)There was no attempt at carpet or curtain. Tom Brown's Schooldays (1857)The stained beige carpet is also vulnerable. Times, Sunday Times (2006)This is not just through obvious routes whereby weak housing hits purchases of furniture or carpets. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Lots of carpets and soft furnishings are new. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The carpets had been thick and sumptuous then and had been replaced with others almost as lavish. A Plague of Angels (1993)The modish interior does not sport fitted carpets. Times, Sunday Times (2007)They quickly form a carpet on the ground beneath. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The audience was oblivious to the comings and goings of princes and presidents in the thickly carpeted lounge upstairs. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He is a self-employed carpet layer and was recently declared bankrupt. Times, Sunday Times (2009)There are four other bedrooms in the house, reached by a narrow carpeted staircase. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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British English: carpet /ˈkɑːpɪt/ NOUN
A carpet is a thick covering for a floor or staircase, made of wool or a similar material.
They laid new carpets.
- American English: carpet
- Arabic: بِسَاط
- Brazilian Portuguese: carpete
- Chinese: 地毯
- Croatian: sag
- Czech: koberec
- Danish: tæppe
- Dutch: tapijt
- European Spanish: alfombra
- Finnish: matto
- French: moquette
- German: Teppich
- Greek: χαλί
- Italian: tappeto
- Japanese: カーペット
- Korean: 카펫
- Norwegian: teppe
- Polish: dywan
- European Portuguese: carpete
- Romanian: covor
- Russian: ковер
- Spanish: tapete
- Swedish: matta
- Thai: พรม
- Turkish: halı
- Ukrainian: килим
- Vietnamese: thảm
British English: carpet VERB
If a floor or a room is carpeted, a carpet is laid on the floor.
The room had been carpeted and the windows glazed with coloured glass.
Definition of carpet from the Collins English Dictionary
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