carpet [kahr-pit] /ˈkɑr pɪt/ Show IPA
a heavy fabric, commonly of wool or nylon, for covering floors.
a covering of this material.
any relatively soft surface or covering like a carpet:
They walked on the carpet of grass.
any of a number of airborne electronic devices for jamming radar.
a system of such devices.
verb (used with object)
to cover or furnish with or as with a carpet.
Chiefly British. to reprimand.
on the carpet,
before an authority or superior for an accounting of one's actions or a reprimand:
He was called on the carpet again for his carelessness.
Chiefly British. under consideration or discussion.
1300–50; Middle English carpete cloth covering for a table, floor, bed, etc. < Middle French carpite or Medieval Latin carpīta < Italian carpita woolen bedspread < Vulgar Latin *carpīta, past participle of carpīre, for Latin carpere to pluck, card (wool)
recarpet, verb (used with object)