Definition of Red carpet

1. Noun. A strip of red carpeting laid down for dignitaries to walk on.

Generic synonyms: Carpet, Carpeting, Rug

2. Adjective. Special treatment or hospitality. "The maitre d' gave them the red-carpet treatment"
Exact synonyms: Red-carpet
Similar to: Uncommon

Definition of Red carpet

1. Noun. A strip of red carpet that is laid for a VIP to walk on. ¹

2. Noun. VIP treatment. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Red Carpet

red blood cell indices
red blood cells
red bone marrow
red brick universities
red brick university
red bryony
red buckeye
red cabbage
red cabbages
red campion
red cap
red car
red card
red cards
red carpet (current term)
red carpet(a)
red cedar
red cell
red cell adherence phenomenon
red cell adherence test
red cell cast
red cent
red cents
red chip
red circle rate
red clay
red clover
red coat
red cole

Literary usage of Red carpet

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Arena by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1902)
"Down each side of the aisle runs a narrow strip of red carpet. Should a member in talking overstep this red carpet, he is called to order and moves ..."

2. Wilson's Photographic Magazine (1910)
"As a cab draws near the door the porter rolls down the red carpet How ... Once the fair beauty sets her feet on the red carpet there is no turning back, ..."

3. Sermons and Other Practical Works: Consisting of Above One Hundred and Fifty by Ralph Erskine (1795)
"The red carpet that is laid over all the way; that is, the red carpet of the blood of Chrift: and as the faints have always overcome by the blood of the ..."

4. The First World War, 1914-1918: Personal Experiences of Lieut.-Col. C. à by Charles à Court Repington (1920)
"When he planted it, his suite insisted on a red carpet being laid from the house to the river bank where it stands above the bridge on the lawn side. ..."

5. Memoirs and Proceedings of the Manchester Literary & Philosophical Society by Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society (1862)
"In a court at a little distance two persons were beating a red carpet; ... One said he saw nothing remarkable, only the red carpet; the other that he saw ..."

6. Annual Report by Smithsonian Institution (1878)
"A red carpet seen by daylight is and remains red. It is red by no matter what kind of light. It is red even when behind our backs or before our eyes in the ..."

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