- 1carpet something to cover the floor of a room with a carpet The hall was carpeted in blue.
- 2carpet something (with/in something) (literary) to cover something with a thick layer of something The forest floor was carpeted with wild flowers.
- 3carpet somebody (informal, especially British English) to speak angrily to somebody because they have done something wrong synonym reprimand Senior officials were carpeted for leaking information to the press. Word Origin Middle English (denoting a thick fabric used as a cover for a table or bed): from Old French carpite or medieval Latin carpita, from obsolete Italian carpita
BrE BrE//ˈkɑːpɪt//; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrpɪt//[usually passive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they carpet
BrE BrE//ˈkɑːpɪt//; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrpɪt//he / she / it carpets
BrE BrE//ˈkɑːpɪts//; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrpɪts//past simple carpeted
BrE BrE//ˈkɑːpɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrpɪtɪd//past participle carpeted
BrE BrE//ˈkɑːpɪtɪd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrpɪtɪd//-ing form carpeting
BrE BrE//ˈkɑːpɪtɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːrpɪtɪŋ//