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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Carpet  \Car"pet\  (k[aum]r"p[e^]t),  n.  [OF.  carpite  rug,  soft  of 
  cloth,  F.  carpette  coarse  packing  cloth,  rug  (cf.  It  carpita 
  rug,  blanket),  LL  carpeta,  carpita,  woolly  cloths,  fr  L. 
  carpere  to  pluck,  to  card  (wool);  cf  Gr  karpo`s  fruit,  E. 
  {Harvest}.] 
  1.  A  heavy  woven  or  felted  fabric,  usually  of  wool,  but  also 
  of  cotton,  hemp,  straw,  etc.;  esp.  a  floor  covering  made 
  in  breadths  to  be  sewed  together  and  nailed  to  the  floor, 
  as  distinguished  from  a  rug  or  mat;  originally,  also  a 
  wrought  cover  for  tables. 
 
  Tables  and  beds  covered  with  copes  instead  of 
  carpets  and  coverlets.  --T.  Fuller. 
 
  2.  A  smooth  soft  covering  resembling  or  suggesting  a  carpet. 
  ``The  grassy  carpet  of  this  plain.''  --Shak. 
 
  {Carpet  beetle}  or  {Carpet  bug}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  small  beetle 
  ({Anthrenus  scrophulari[ae]}),  which  in  the  larval  state, 
  does  great  damage  to  carpets  and  other  woolen  goods;  -- 
  also  called  {buffalo  bug}. 
 
  {Carpet  knight}. 
  a  A  knight  who  enjoys  ease  and  security,  or  luxury,  and 
  has  not  known  the  hardships  of  the  field;  a  hero  of 
  the  drawing  room  an  effeminate  person.  --Shak. 
  b  One  made  a  knight,  for  some  other  than  military 
  distinction  or  service. 
 
  {Carpet  moth}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  larva  of  an  insect  which  feeds 
  on  carpets  and  other  woolen  goods.  There  are  several 
  kinds.  Some  are  the  larv[ae]  of  species  of  {Tinea}  (as  {T. 
  tapetzella});  others  of  beetles,  esp.  {Anthrenus}. 
 
  {Carpet  snake}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  Australian  snake.  See  {Diamond 
  snake},  under  {Diamond}. 
 
  {Carpet  sweeper},  an  apparatus  or  device  for  sweeping 
  carpets. 
 
  {To  be  on  the  carpet},  to  be  under  consideration;  to  be  the 
  subject  of  deliberation;  to  be  in  sight;  --  an  expression 
  derived  from  the  use  of  carpets  as  table  cover. 
 
  {Brussels  carpet}.  See  under  {Brussels}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Carpet  \Car"pet\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Carpeted};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Carpeting}.] 
  To  cover  with  or  as  with  a  carpet;  to  spread  with  carpets; 
  to  furnish  with  a  carpet  or  carpets. 
 
  Carpeted  temples  in  fashionable  squares.  --E.  Everett. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  carpet 
  n  :  a  piece  of  thick  heavy  fabric  (usually  with  nap  or  pile) 
  used  to  cover  a  floor  [syn:  {rug},  {carpeting}] 
  v  1:  form  a  carpet-like  cover  over 
  2:  cover  completely,  as  if  with  a  carpet;  as  of  flowers  in 
  meadows 
  3:  cover  with  a  carpet,  as  of  rooms 




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