carpet


Definition: Meaning of, carpet in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / ˈkɑːpɪt /

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carpet carpets
  1. [uncountable and countable] heavy woven material for covering floors or stairs, or a piece of this material [↪  carpeting, rug]
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  2. a carpet of something literary a thick layer of something on the ground
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  3. be/get called on the carpet American English informal to be criticized by someone in authority because you have done something wrong
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Prsesent Past Past Participle
carpet carpeted carpeted
Present Participle Third Person Singular
carpeting carpets
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  1. [usually passive] to cover a floor with carpet
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  2. [usually passive] especially British English informal to talk in an angry way to someone because they have done something wrong
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  3. literary if leaves, flowers etc carpet the ground, they cover it in a thick layer
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carpet used in phrases

  • Brussels carpet (noun)
    1. a carpet with a strong linen warp and a heavy pile of coloured woollen yarns drawn up in uncut loops to form a pattern
  • Japanese carpet grass (noun)
    1. lawn grass common in the Philippines; grown also in United States
  • Wilton carpet (noun)
    1. a carpet woven on a Jacquard loom with loops like a Brussels carpet but having the loops cut to form a close velvety pile
  • black carpet beetle (noun)
    1. a carpet beetle that is solid black in colour
  • buffalo carpet beetle (noun)
    1. a small black and red and white carpet beetle
  • call on the carpet (verb)
    1. censure severely or angrily
  • carpet beater (noun)
    1. implement for beating dust out of carpets
  • carpet beetle (noun)
    1. small beetle whose larvae are household pests feeding on woollen fabrics
  • carpet bomb (verb)
    1. bomb a large area systematically and extensively
  • carpet bombing (noun)
    1. an extensive and systematic bombing intended to devastate a large target
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Pronunciation: ˈsɪŋkrənaɪzə
Parts of Speech: noun
especially an instrument that enables a pilot to synchronize the propellers of a plane that has two or more engines an instrument that indicates whether two periodic motions are synchronous