American English

Definition of carpet noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] a thick woven material made of wool, etc. for covering floors or stairs a roll of carpet
  2. 2[countable] a piece of carpet used as a floor covering, especially when shaped to fit a room to lay a carpet a bedroom carpet We have wall-to-wall carpets in our house. see also carpeting, red carpet, rug
  3. 3[countable] carpet (of something) (literary) a thick layer of something on the ground a carpet of snow
  4. Idioms
    (be/get called) on the carpet (informal)
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    called to see someone in authority because you have done something wrong I got called on the carpet for being late.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: carpet