1 material for covering floors
ADJ. deep-pile, soft, thick | threadbare, worn | patterned, plain | woven | oriental, Persian | fitted, wall-to-wall | flying, magic | red (figurative) I didn't expect to get the red carpet treatment (= be treated like an important person).
VERB + CARPET make, weave | fit, lay I'm having the carpets fitted today. | roll back/up, take up | beat
CARPET + NOUN design | tile The grey vinyl floor gave way to carpet tiles. | fitter | cleaner, sweeper
PREP. on a/the ~ The cat curled up on the carpet.
2 thick layer of sth that covers the ground
ADJ. deep, thick
VERB + CARPET form The leaves formed a carpet under the trees.
PREP. ~ of a deep carpet of snow