Meaning of carpet

car•pet

Pronunciation: (kär'pit), [key]
— n.
  1. a heavy fabric, commonly of wool or nylon, for covering floors.
  2. a covering of this material.
  3. any relatively soft surface or covering like a carpet: They walked on the carpet of grass.
  4. He was called on the carpet again for his carelessness.
    1. before an authority or superior for an accounting of one's actions or a reprimand:He was called on the carpet again for his carelessness.
    2. Chiefly Brit.under consideration or discussion.
  5. any of a number of airborne electronic devices for jamming radar.
  6. a system of such devices.
—v.t.
  1. to cover or furnish with or as with a carpet.
  2. to reprimand.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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