Meaning of CARPET in English

CARPET

noun

1 material for covering floors

ADJECTIVE

▪ deep-pile ( esp. BrE ), lush ( esp. AmE ), plush ( AmE ), shag ( esp. AmE ), shag-pile ( BrE ), soft , thick

▪ stained , threadbare , worn

▪ patterned , plain

▪ wool

▪ woven

▪ oriental , Persian

▪ fitted ( BrE ), wall-to-wall

▪ flying , magic

▪ red ( often figurative )

They rolled out the red ~ for the visitors.

I didn't expect to get the red-carpet treatment (= be treated like an important person) .

… OF CARPET

▪ roll

VERB + CARPET

▪ make , weave

▪ fit ( BrE ), install ( AmE ), lay

I'm having the ~s laid today.

▪ roll back , roll up , take up ( esp. BrE )

▪ clean , vacuum

▪ beat

▪ replace

CARPET + NOUN

▪ design

▪ runner , tile

The vinyl floor gave way to ~ tiles.

▪ fitter ( esp. BrE )

▪ weaver

▪ industry , manufacturer

▪ cleaner , sweeper

▪ tack

PREPOSITION

▪ on a/the ~

The cat curled up on the ~.

2 thick layer of sth that covers the ground

ADJECTIVE

▪ deep , thick

▪ lush , soft

VERB + CARPET

▪ form

The leaves formed a ~ under the trees.

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ of

a deep ~ of snow

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .