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English noun: carpet

1. carpet (artifact) floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile)

Synonymscarpeting, rug

Broader (hypernym)floor cover, floor covering, furnishing

Narrower (hyponym)broadloom, Brussels carpet, drugget, flying carpet, hearthrug, Kurdistan, nammad, numdah, numdah rug, prayer mat, prayer rug, red carpet, runner, scatter rug, shag rug, stair-carpet, throw rug, Wilton, Wilton carpet

Part holonymedging

2. carpet (object) a natural object that resembles or suggests a carpet

SamplesA carpet of flowers.
The larvae of some moths spin a web that resembles a carpet.

Broader (hypernym)natural object

English verb: carpet

1. carpet (stative) form a carpet-like cover (over)

ExamplesDust and dirt carpet the area

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cover, spread over

2. carpet (contact) cover completely, as if with a carpet

SamplesFlowers carpeted the meadows.

ExamplesThe wind storms carpet the area with dust and dirt

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cover

3. carpet (contact) cover with a carpet

SamplesCarpet the floors of the house.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cover

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