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a floor or stair covering made from thick woven fabric, typically shaped to fit a particular room:the house has wall-to-wall carpets throughout the floor was covered with carpet a large rug, typically an oriental one:priceless Persian carpets a thick or soft expanse or layer of something:carpets of snowdrops and crocuses informal
, chiefly US a carpetlike artificial playing surface on a tennis court or an athletic field.
verb (carpets, carpeting, carpeted) [with object]
1cover (a floor or stairs) with a carpet:the stairs were carpeted in a lovely shade of red cover with a thick or soft expanse or layer of something:the meadows are carpeted with flowers 2British informal reprimand severely.