Meaning of Wilton in English:


Pronunciation /ˈwɪlt(ə)n/


  • A woven carpet resembling a Brussels carpet but with a velvet pile.

    ‘Whereas the Axminster yarn is woven into each weft and then cut to the required pile height and then reinserted when that colour is needed again – the Wilton carpet yarn is a continuous strand woven all the way through.’
    • ‘This new technique was a variation of the original loop-in Brussels weave where the loops of the Brussels weave were cut to produce the characteristic pile of the famous Wilton carpet.’


Late 18th century from Wilton, the name of a town in southern England, noted for the manufacture of carpets.