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Meaning of the word “Area Rug”

Blue Wool Area Rug "Eternity" designed in Ireland by Higgins & Co

Area Rug Meaning

The meaning of the term “Area Rug” is described by The American Heritage Dictionary as “A rug that covers a limited area of floor space in a room”

whereas in Ireland and the UK its just called a “rug”
The Oxford English Dictionary
describe “Area Rug” as a rug that covers only a part of a floor in a room.

According to the Duden in German language its called “Teppich” or “Vorleger” The French people call it “tapis” while in Spain an area rug would be “alfombra de área”.