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CARPET, n.

1. A covering for floors, tables, stairs, &c. This covering is usually made of wool, wrought with a needle, or more generally in a loom, but is sometimes made of other materials. The manufacture is of Asiatic origin, but has been introduced into many parts of Europe, and into the United States.

2. Level ground covered, as with grass; as a grassy carpet; a carpet of green grass.

To be on the carpet, is to be under consideration; to be the subject of deliberation. The French phrase, to be on the tapis, is used in the like sense.

Carpet-knight, in Shakspeare, is a knight who enjoys ease and security, or luxury, and has not known the hardships of the field.

Carpet-monger is used in a like sense.

CARPET, v.t. To cover with a carpet; to spread with carpets.




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CARPET, n.

1. A covering for floors, tables, stairs, &c. This covering is usually made of wool, wrought with a needle, or more generally in a loom, but is sometimes made of other materials. The manufacture is of Asiatic origin, but has been introduced into many parts of Europe, and into the United States.

2. Level ground covered, as with grass; as a grassy carpet; a carpet of green grass.

To be on the carpet, is to be under consideration; to be the subject of deliberation. The French phrase, to be on the tapis, is used in the like sense.

Carpet-knight, in Shakspeare, is a knight who enjoys ease and security, or luxury, and has not known the hardships of the field.

Carpet-monger is used in a like sense.

CARPET, v.t. To cover with a carpet; to spread with carpets.


CAR'PET, n. [I know not the origin of this word.]

  1. A covering for floors, tables, stairs, &c. This covering is usually made of wool, wrought with a needle, or more generally in a loom, but is sometimes made of other materials. The manufacture is of Asiatic origin, but has been introduced into many parts of Europe, and into the United States.
  2. Level ground covered, as with grass; as, a grassy carpet; a carpet of green grass. – Shak. Ray. To be on the carpet, is to be under consideration; to be the subject of deliberation. The French phrase, to be on the tapis, is used in the like sense. Carpet-knight, in Shakspeare, is a knight who enjoys ease and security, or luxury, and has not known the hardships of the field. Carpet-monger is used in a like sense.

CAR'PET, v.t.

To cover with a carpet; to spread with carpets. – Bacon. Derham.


Car"pet
  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. 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.

  3. A smooth soft covering resembling or suggesting a carpet.

    "The grassy carpet of this plain." Shak.

    Carpet beetle or Carpet bug (Zoöl.), a small beetle (Anthrenus scrophulariæ), 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 (Zoöl.), the larva of an insect which feeds on carpets and other woolen goods. There are several kinds. Some are the larvæ of species of Tinea (as T. tapetzella); others of beetles, esp. Anthrenus. -- Carpet snake (Zoöl.), 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.

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Carpet

CARPET, noun

1. A covering for floors, tables, stairs, etc. This covering is usually made of wool, wrought with a needle, or more generally in a loom, but is sometimes made of other materials. The manufacture is of Asiatic origin, but has been introduced into many parts of Europe, and into the United States.

2. Level ground covered, as with grass; as a grassy carpet; a carpet of green grass.

To be on the carpet is to be under consideration; to be the subject of deliberation. The French phrase, to be on the tapis, is used in the like sense.

CARPET-knight, in Shakspeare, is a knight who enjoys ease and security, or luxury, and has not known the hardships of the field.

CARPET-monger is used in a like sense.

CARPET, verb transitive To cover with a carpet; to spread with carpets.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

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Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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