[Fr. carpette.] A thick covering or the floor, usually of wool, but also of cotton, hemp, and straw, and made in breadths to be sewed together and nailed on the floor. Brussels carpet is made of worsted yarn on a foundation web of strong linen thread, the worsted being drawn up in loops to show the pattern. Kidderminster carpet is an ingrain carpeting chiefly madeat Kidderminster, England. Tapestry somewhat resembles Brussels, the warp being printed at intervals before weaving, so as to produce the figure in the carpet. Turkish carpets and Persian carpets are made similarly with woolen threads on a linen warp, and are similar in color and in softness. Axminster carpets are like Turkish, but are made with worsted, and are very handsome. Moquette, Chenille, and Wilton are velvety carpets.