|Origin:||carpite, from Old Italian carpita, from carpire 'to pull out'|
Related topics: Household
car‧pet1 S3 W3
1 [uncountable and countable]DH
heavy woven material for covering floors or stairs, or a piece of this material [↪ carpeting, rug]:
My bedroom carpet is green.
All the rooms had fitted carpets (=carpets cut to fit the shape of the rooms).
a thick layer of something on the ground:
a carpet of flowers
3 American English informal
to be criticized by someone in authority because you have done something wrong:
He was called on the carpet by his boss to explain his excessive spending.