English version

carpet in Household topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcarpetcar‧pet1 /ˈkɑːpɪt $ ˈkɑːr-/ ●●● S2 W3 noun  1 [countable, uncountable]DH heavy woven material for covering floors or stairs, or a piece of this materialcarpeting, rug My bedroom carpet is green. All the rooms had fitted carpets (=carpets cut to fit the shape of the rooms).2 a carpet of something3 be/get called on the carpet magic carpet, → sweep/brush something under the carpet at sweep1(15)COLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + carpet a bedroom/living-room etc carpetThe bedroom carpet was cream.a stair carpetWe need a new stair carpet.a fitted carpet (=cut to fit a room, and fixed to the floor)Do you prefer rugs or a fitted carpet?a wall-to-wall carpet (=a fitted carpet)Every room in the house had thick wall-to-wall carpets.a plush carpet (=thick and soft)I love hotels with plush carpets.thickThe thick carpet felt warm under her feet.threadbare/worn (=very thin and in bad condition)It was a dingy room with a threadbare carpet.verbsfit/lay a carpet (=cut it to fit a room and fix it to the floor)Will it cost extra to have the carpet fitted?
Examples from the Corpus
carpetThe highlight of the sale was a carpet designed by Morris that sold for $ 180,000.Two floors up, the red-headed woman lay face-down dead on her own bedroom carpet.He unrolled a bit of green carpet and laid out a ring made of red and white rounds of painted wood.I had no curtains, no carpets, because I was afraid of fire.A true cat prefers to sharpen his claws on authentic imported oriental carpets, not cheap imitation knock-offs.The parents hugged their youngsters, took them on to their laps, formed a circle on the carpet and joined in singing.Rather than the carpets, curtains and video, this refers to the quality of relationships which should exist between parents and children.fitted carpetsIf fitted carpets are to be moved, they will need to be prepared in advance.Walls in dark, warm colours, with rich fitted carpets or traditional rugs make for a quietly splendid effect.