from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A carpet laid down for important visitors.
  • idiom (roll out the red carpet) To welcome with great hospitality or ceremony.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A strip of red carpet that is laid for a VIP to walk on.
  • noun VIP treatment.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective special treatment or hospitality
  • noun a strip of red carpeting laid down for dignitaries to walk on


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