carpet

A carpet is a thick, woven floor covering. Most carpets cover the whole floor in a room, as opposed to a rug, which only covers a small section.

Carpets are made from polyester fibers, or wool, or nylon — most often, these soft materials are loops or strings that form the carpet's "pile," and are attached to a solid backing. A carpet can be very densely woven and flat, or it can be tufted and thick. To carpet means to cover something as if with a carpet: "Then the snow carpets the ground, and winter is here."

Definitions of carpet
  1. noun
    floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile)
    synonyms: carpeting, rug
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    broadloom
    a carpet woven on a wide loom to obviate the need for seams
    Brussels carpet
    a carpet with a strong linen warp and a heavy pile of colored woolen yarns drawn up in uncut loops to form a pattern
    drugget
    a rug made of a coarse fabric having a cotton warp and a wool filling
    flying carpet
    (Asian folktale) an imaginary carpet that will fly people anywhere they wish to go
    hearthrug
    a rug spread out in front of a fireplace
    Kurdistan
    an oriental rug woven by Kurds that is noted for fine colors and durability
    nammad, numdah, numdah rug
    an embroidered rug made from a coarse Indian felt
    prayer mat, prayer rug
    a small rug used by Muslims during their devotions
    red carpet
    a strip of red carpeting laid down for dignitaries to walk on
    runner
    a long narrow carpet
    scatter rug, throw rug
    a small rug; several can be used in a room
    shag rug
    a rug with long pile
    stair-carpet
    a strip of carpet for laying on stairs
    Wilton, Wilton carpet
    a carpet woven on a Jacquard loom with loops like a Brussels carpet but having the loops cut to form a close velvety pile
    rya, rya rug
    a shag rug made in Sweden
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    floor cover, floor covering
    a covering for a floor
    furnishing
    (usually plural) the instrumentalities (furniture and appliances and other movable accessories including curtains and rugs) that make a home (or other area) livable
  2. noun
    a natural object that resembles or suggests a carpet
    “a carpet of flowers”
    “the larvae of some moths spin a web that resembles a carpet
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    natural object
    an object occurring naturally; not made by man
  3. verb
    cover with a carpet
    carpet the floors of the house”
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    cover
    provide with a covering or cause to be covered
  4. verb
    form a carpet-like cover (over)
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    cover, spread over
    form a cover over
  5. verb
    cover completely, as if with a carpet
    “flowers carpeted the meadows”
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    cover
    provide with a covering or cause to be covered
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