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carpet British & World English

A floor covering made from thick woven fabric

carpet English Thesaurus

a genuine Turkish carpet

carpet bag British & World English

A travelling bag of a kind originally made of carpet-like material

carpet-bomb British & World English

Bomb (an area) intensively

carpet moth British & World English

A drab moth related to the clothes moth, the larvae of which feed on coarse textiles and animal hair

red carpet British & World English

A long, narrow red carpet laid on the ground for a distinguished visitor to walk along when arriving

red carpet New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen when attributive)

carpet beetle British & World English

A small beetle whose larva (the woolly bear) is destructive to carpets, fabrics, and other materials

carpet-fitter British & World English

A person who lays carpets for a living

carpet knight British & World English

A man who avoids hard work in favour of leisure activities or philandering

carpet python British & World English

A common large Australian climbing snake that is typically brightly patterned

carpet shark British & World English

A conspicuously marked small shallow-water shark with barbels around the nose or mouth, found in the Indo-Pacific region and the Red Sea

carpet shell British & World English

A burrowing bivalve mollusc of temperate and warm seas, with concentric growth rings and irregular coloured markings

magic carpet British & World English

(In stories set in Arabia) a mythical carpet that is able to transport people through the air

Brussels carpet British & World English

A carpet with a heavy woollen pile and a strong linen back

carpet slipper British & World English

A soft slipper whose upper part is made of wool or thick cloth

carpet sweeper British & World English

A manual household implement used for sweeping carpets, having a revolving brush or brushes and a receptacle for dust and dirt

ingrain carpet British & World English

A reversible carpet in which the pattern appears on both sides

Persian carpet British & World English

A carpet or rug woven in Iran in a traditional design incorporating stylized symbolic imagery, or made elsewhere in such a style

Turkish carpet British & World English

A rug woven in Turkey in a traditional fashion, typically with a bold coloured design and thick wool pile, or made elsewhere in this style

on the carpet British & World English

Being severely reprimanded by someone in authority

Savonnerie carpet British & World English

A hand-knotted pile carpet, originally made in 17th-century Paris

Kidderminster carpet British & World English

A reversible carpet made of two cloths of different colours woven together

sweep something under the carpet British & World English

Conceal or ignore a problem or difficulty in the hope that it will be forgotten

on the carpet in carpet British & World English

Being severely reprimanded by someone in authority

carpet snake in carpet python British & World English

A common large Australian climbing snake that is typically brightly patterned

the red carpet in red carpet British & World English

Used in reference to privileged treatment of a distinguished visitor

carpetbagger British & World English

A political candidate who seeks election in an area where they have no local connections

Axminster British & World English

A kind of machine-woven patterned carpet with a cut pile

Axminster carpet in Axminster British & World English

A kind of machine-woven patterned carpet with a cut pile

shagpile British & World English

Carpet with a long, rough pile

shagpile carpet in shagpile British & World English

Carpet with a long, rough pile

Turkoman carpet in Turkoman British & World English

A kind of large, soft, richly coloured rug made by the Turkmens

garden carpet in carpet British & World English

A slender moth marked with undulating bands of colour across the wings

sweep something under the carpet in carpet British & World English

Conceal or ignore a problem or difficulty in the hope that it will be forgotten

sweep something under the carpet in sweep English Thesaurus

their grievances became clearly visible and could no longer be conveniently swept under the carpet


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