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Carpet vs Cow - What's the difference?

carpet | cow |

In transitive terms the difference between carpet and cow

is that carpet is to substantially cover something, like a carpet; to blanket something while cow is to intimidate; to daunt the spirits or courage of. Found primarily in the passive voice.

As nouns the difference between carpet and cow

is that carpet is a fabric used as a complete floor covering while cow is a female domesticated ox or other bovine, especially an adult after she has had a calf.

As verbs the difference between carpet and cow

is that carpet is to lay carpet, or to have carpet installed, in an area while cow is to intimidate; to daunt the spirits or courage of. Found primarily in the passive voice.

As an acronym COW is

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carpet

English

Noun

  • (en noun) (uncountable and countable)
  • A fabric used as a complete floor covering.
  • *
  • *:A great bargain also had been the excellent Axminster carpet which covered the floor; as, again, the arm-chair in which Bunting now sat forward, staring into the dull, small fire.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=1 citation , passage=The half-dozen pieces […] were painted white and carved with festoons of flowers, birds and cupids. To display them the walls had been tinted a vivid blue which had now faded, but the carpet , which had evidently been stored and recently relaid, retained its original turquoise.}}
  • (label) Any surface or cover resembling a carpet or fulfilling its function.
  • *(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • *:the grassy carpet of this plain
  • (label) A wrought cover for tables.
  • *(Thomas Fuller) (1606-1661)
  • *:Tables and beds covered with copes instead of carpets and coverlets.
  • A woman's pubic hair.
  • Usage notes

    The terms carpet and (m) are often used interchangeably, but various distinctions are drawn. Most often, a rug is loose and covers part of a floor, while a carpet covers most or all of the floor (hence typically square), and may be loose or attached, while a fitted carpet runs wall-to-wall. Another distinction is quality: a rug may be coarser, while a carpet is higher quality and has finished ends. Initially carpet referred primarily to table and wall coverings, today called (m) or (m) – the use of the term for floor coverings dates to the 18th century, following trade with Persia.

    Derived terms

    * carpetbag * carpet beetle * carpet bombing * carpet burn * carpeting * carpet knight * carpet muncher * carpet weed * flying carpet * magic carpet * on the carpet * call on the carpet

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To lay carpet, or to have carpet installed, in an area.
  • After the fire, they carpeted over the blackened hardwood flooring.
    The builders were carpeting in the living room when Zadie inspected her new house.
  • To substantially cover something, like a carpet; to blanket something.
  • Popcorn and candy wrappers carpeted the floor of the cinema.
  • (UK) To reprimand.
  • * 1990 , (Peter Hopkirk), The Great Game , Folio Society 2010, p. 428:
  • Even Colonel Yakov, so recently carpeted by St Petersburg, was reported to be back in the Pamirs.

    cow

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), (m), from (etyl) .

    Noun

    (wikipedia cow) (en-noun) (see usage notes)
  • A female domesticated ox or other bovine, especially an adult after she has had a calf.
  • More generally, any domestic bovine regardless of sex or age.
  • The meat of such animals as food (more commonly called beef).
  • The female of larger species of mammal, including bovines, moose, whales, seals, hippos, rhinos, manatees, and elephants.
  • (derogatory, informal) A woman who is considered despicable in some way, especially one considered to be fat, lazy, ugly, argumentative, mean or spiteful.
  • (informal) Anything that is annoyingly difficult, awkward or graceless.
  • That website is a real cow to navigate.
  • (informal) A conniption fit or hissy fit; a state of agitation .
  • (mining) A wedge or brake to stop a machine or car; a chock.
  • (Knight)
    Usage notes
    The plural cows is the normal plural for multiple individuals, while cattle is used in a more collective sense. The umlaut plurals ky, kye and kine are archaic and no longer in common use.
    Synonyms
    * bitch * bastard, bitch, bugger (UK)
    Antonyms
    * (female domesticated ox or other bovine) bull
    See also
    * (meat) chicken, pig, pork, goat, lamb, mutton
    Derived terms
    (terms derived from "cow") * cowboy * cow catcher, cowcatcher * cow corner * cowgirl * cowherd * cowmilk, cow milk * cowpoke * cowpool * cowpuncher * cowshed * cow shot * cow tipping * cash cow * have a cow * holy cow * sacred cow

    See also

    * * beef * bovine * bull * calf * cattle * heifer * steer * low * moo * ox * veal

    Etymology 2

    Probably from (etyl) .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To intimidate; to daunt the spirits or courage of.
  • Con artists are not cowed by the law.
  • * Shakespeare
  • To vanquish a people already cowed .

    Etymology 3

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (UK, dialect) A chimney cowl.
  • * 1836 , Charles Dickens, The Pickwick Papers ?
  • Who could live to gaze from day to day on bricks and slates, who had once felt the influence of a scene like this? Who could continue to exist, where there are no cows but the cows on the chimneypots; nothing redolent of Pan but pan-tiles;