cart

noun
\ ˈkärt How to pronounce cart (audio) \
plural carts

Definition of cart

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a heavy usually horse-drawn 2-wheeled vehicle used for farming or transporting freight
2 : a lightweight 2-wheeled vehicle drawn by a horse, pony, or dog
3a : a small wheeled vehicle — see golf cart, grocery cart, shopping cart sense 1
b : a table with wheels that is used especially for serving food I make conversation after asking to look at the menu: That apple tart on the dessert cart—who made it, and what's in the crust?— Corby Kummer
4 : a temporary record of items selected for purchase from an online vendor : shopping cart sense 2 You head back to your favorite Web shopping site, and the stuff you crammed in your cart last time is still there, waiting for you to buy it or dump it.— Neil Randall

cart

verb
carted; carting; carts

Definition of cart (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to carry or convey in or as if in a cart buses to cart the kids to and from school— L. S. Gannett
2 : to take or drag away without ceremony or by force usually used with offthey carted him off to jail

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Other Words from cart

Verb

carter noun

Synonyms for cart

Synonyms: Noun

Synonyms: Verb

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Examples of cart in a Sentence

Noun a cart piled up with hay Verb We carted some dirt to the garden. I carted all the books home. He carted the bags away.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun But each will follow the same routine as before to get their half-ton custom cart ready for service with 200 pounds of beef nestled inside. Carolyn Jung, SFChronicle.com, "House of Prime Rib reopens today with a new $10K filtration system — and a stationary prime rib cart," 15 Oct. 2020 Fill your cart with cold weather accessories like beanies, scarves and boots, or opt to update your home for the season with a new throw or a cozy candle. Julianne Ross, CNN Underscored, "The best non-Amazon Prime Day sales that are still happening," 15 Oct. 2020 Just add your products of choice to your virtual cart and the discount will be automatically applied. Sarah Han, Allure, "11 Major Deals to Shop From Amazon Prime Day 2020 Competitors," 14 Oct. 2020 Ahead, check out the Jordache Vintage pieces that are already live online at Walmart (and very deserving of a place in your cyber cart). Amanda Randone, refinery29.com, "This Cool Vintage Denim Label Is Now At Walmart," 9 Oct. 2020 Abbe continued pacing near a sidewalk, rods in hands, before pulling a large, softball-sized rock from his cart. Jerzy Shedlock, oregonlive, "Prosecutor finds Vancouver police shooting of homeless man was justified," 8 Oct. 2020 To double-down on deal tracking, add items to your Amazon cart long before Prime Day. Sian Babish, chicagotribune.com, "Starting with Amazon’s October Prime Day, retailers move to make holiday shopping earlier in 2020," 3 Oct. 2020 Capital Ice Cream will be on site at each date, selling treats from its ice cream cart. Leeanne Griffin, courant.com, "'Picnic In The Park’ series in Bushnell Park continues with curated menus, music, Yard Goats and Hartford Athletic," 2 Oct. 2020 Load up your cart with the 33 best Amazon gift ideas below. Talia Abbas, Glamour, "33 Amazon Gift Ideas for Everyone on Your List," 1 Oct. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb For even more of the best Amazon Prime Day deals 2020 has to offer, check out what Glamour editors are adding to cart, right this way. Erin Parker, Glamour, "Best Amazon Prime Day Deals 2020: Vacuum Cleaners for a Squeaky Clean Space," 13 Oct. 2020 Click ahead to cart the best style selects before the sale clock runs out. Alexandra Polk, refinery29.com, "Brace Yourselves: Almost Everything At ASOS Is 50% Off Today," 17 Sep. 2020 Popular items, like this iPad Air that comes with both wifi and cellular capabilities and this Samsung smart TV, have already sold out, so don’t wait to add your favorites to cart. Nina Huang, PEOPLE.com, "Best Buy’s Anniversary Sale Is Here! Shop Huge Discounts on Dyson, Apple, and Samsung," 14 Aug. 2020 Check out what Glamour editors are adding to cart right now. Erin Parker, Glamour, "Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020: 17 Cute Bras and Underwear Stock Up on Now," 13 Aug. 2020 The winner gets to paint the bell’s pull cart its school color, either red or blue. Kyle Newman, The Denver Post, "Ranking the Top 10 greatest rivalries in Colorado sports history," 23 July 2020 After police evicted the protesters, heavy equipment was used to remove concrete barriers and cart away debris from the encampments while officers strung yellow caution tape from tree to tree warning people not to reenter. Martha Bellisle And Lisa Baumann, The Christian Science Monitor, "Seattle PD clears ‘occupied’ zone, arrests dozens of protesters," 2 July 2020 Add our favorites to cart and enter the promo code SUNNY at checkout. Karina Hoshikawa, refinery29.com, "Upgrade Your Home Manicure With Olive & June’s 20% Off Sale," 22 June 2020 Just be sure to add to cart quickly; sizes and washes are selling out fast. Krystin Arneson, CNN Underscored, "There’s a one-day deal on Levi’s at Amazon Canada," 22 June 2020

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First Known Use of cart

Noun

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for cart

Noun

Middle English, probably from Old Norse kartr; akin to Old English cræt cart

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Time Traveler for cart

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The first known use of cart was in the 13th century

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Last Updated

24 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Cart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cart. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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cart

noun
How to pronounce cart (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of cart

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a wagon with two wheels that is pulled by an animal (such as a horse or donkey)
US : a metal basket on wheels used to hold groceries while you are shopping
US : a table with wheels used especially for serving food

cart

verb

English Language Learners Definition of cart (Entry 2 of 2)

: to carry or move (something) in a cart
: to carry or move (something)
: to take (someone) away by force

cart

noun
\ ˈkärt How to pronounce cart (audio) \

Kids Definition of cart

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a heavy vehicle with two wheels usually drawn by horses and used for hauling
2 : a light vehicle pushed or pulled by hand

cart

verb
carted; carting

Kids Definition of cart (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : to carry in a cart

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