carpet ( carpets plural & 3rd person present) ( carpeting present participle) ( carpeted past tense & past participle )
1 n-var A carpet is a thick covering of soft material which is laid over a floor or a staircase.
They put down wooden boards, and laid new carpets on top., ...the stain on our living-room carpet.
2 verb If a floor or a room is carpeted, a carpet is laid on the floor.
The room had been carpeted and the windows glazed with coloured glass... be V-ed
The main gaming room was thickly carpeted. V-ed
3 n-count A carpetof something such as leaves or plants is a layer of them which covers the ground.
LITERARY usu sing, usu N of n
The carpet of leaves in my yard became more and more noticeable.
4 verb If the ground is carpetedwith something such as leaves or plants, it is completely covered by them.
LITERARY usu passive
The ground was thickly carpeted with pine needles. be V-ed with n
red carpet →
to sweep something under the carpet →
Carpet bombing is heavy bombing from aircraft, with the intention of hitting as many places as possible in a particular area. n-uncount
carpet slipper ( carpet slippers plural ) Carpet slippers are soft, comfortable slippers. n-count
magic carpet ( magic carpets plural ) In stories, a magic carpet is a special carpet that can carry people through the air. n-count
red carpet ( red carpets plural ) Thered carpet is special treatment given to an important or honoured guest, for example the laying of a strip of red carpet for them to walk on. n-count usu sing
We'll give her some VIP treatment and roll out the red carpet...