Meaning of “carpet” in the English Dictionary

"carpet" in British English

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uk /ˈkɑː.pɪt/ us /ˈkɑːr.pət/

A2 [ C or U ] (a shaped piece of) thick material used for covering floors:

We've just had a new carpet fitted/laid in our bedroom.
UK We've got fitted (= cut to fit exactly) carpets in the bedrooms.

[ S ] a layer of something that covers the ground:

a carpet of snow
Our lawn is a carpet of daisies.

More examples

  • carpet shampoo
  • a luxurious deep-pile carpet
  • I spilled red wine on their cream carpet.
  • We've taken the carpet up and exposed the floorboards.
  • He was busy hoovering the bedroom carpet when I got home.

carpetverb [ T ]

uk /ˈkɑː.pɪt/ us /ˈkɑːr.pət/

(Definition of “carpet” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"carpet" in American English

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carpetnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈkɑr·pɪt/

carpetverb [ T ]

us /ˈkɑr·pət/

to cover a floor surface with a carpet

(Definition of “carpet” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)