cart

noun
\ ˈkärt \
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 off they carted him off to jail

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Other words from cart

Verb

carter noun

Synonyms for cart

Synonyms: Noun

wagon, wain

Synonyms: Verb

bear, carry, convey, ferry, haul, lug, pack, tote, transport

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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

Sunrise and Deerfield Beach residents put out their blue recycling carts Tuesday, but the glass, aluminum cans, plastic and paper products inside them are now being treated like any other trash. Larry Barszewski, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Two South Florida cities turn their recyclables into trash," 3 July 2018 The guides will give tips to parents like asking their child to find all of the round, red items in their shopping cart, an activity that’s fun for the kids but makes them practice recognizing shapes and colors, Civitello said. Emily K. Coleman, Lake County News-Sun, "Waukegan Public Library rolls out exhibits about 'community helpers' for Early Learning Center," 22 June 2018 The sale ends June 27, so make the most of a slow summer Friday and stock up your cart now. Peoplestyle, PEOPLE.com, "Exactly Which Sunscreens Our Editors Are Buying from Dermstore's SPF Sale," 22 June 2018 To further his Super Hero-dom, he recently was involved in a video promoting the Brewers bringing back their bullpen cart. Scott Springer, Cincinnati.com, "Springer: #StratmanStrong, Harrison community show the power of teamwork in preps sports," 21 June 2018 According to the report, Microsoft's technology tracks which items customers put into their carts. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Microsoft tech may help Walmart get rid of cashiers and checkout lines," 14 June 2018 Residents can now deposit those plastics, such as water bottles, shopping bags, bread bags, bubble wrap and candy wrappers, in the orange bags and put them in their blue recycling carts. Sven Berg, idahostatesman, "Boise recyclers, don't worry if you haven't received your orange bags yet. They're coming. | Idaho Statesman," 11 May 2018 Owner Sabina Bandera, who has operated her street cart La Guerrerense since 1960, opened her eponymous restaurant just two years ago. Peter Cheng, Los Angeles Magazine, "Mexican-Food Expert Bill Esparza Has Curated Cruise Excursions That Are a Gastronome’s Dream," 23 Apr. 2018 Some cookies, such as those that remember your login names or items in your online shopping cart, can be beneficial. Caroline Knorr, CNN, "13 simple ways to protect your family's data," 2 Apr. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

A month later, officers came back with sniffer dogs and AK-47 rifles and carted away 51 people; 18 were convicted. Vidhi Doshi, Washington Post, "138 people killed in 2 months in Bangladesh police crackdown on drug dealers," 12 July 2018 Why cart your broad-spectrum sunscreen or face mask back and forth each weekend? Jenna Rennert, Vogue, "What to Stock at Your Beach House, From SPF to a Luxurious Bug Repellant," 15 June 2018 Across the diamond stood the Colorado Rockies, their perennially underwhelming foes from the National League West, a team that carted baseball’s least-effective bullpen with it to Dodger Stadium. Andy Mccullough, latimes.com, "Rockies stifle Dodgers' bats despite solid outing from pitcher Rich Hill in 3-1 loss," 30 June 2018 Los Angeles reliever Jake Jewell was carted off the field with what appeared to be a gruesome injury to his right ankle after covering the plate on a run-scoring wild pitch in the eighth. courant.com, "Red Sox Back In First After 9-6 Win Over Angels," 28 June 2018 On Wednesdays, when Pool works a 12-hour shift, his white pit mix Booger comes with, greeting everyone who enters the bar with unbridled enthusiasm, except the guy who carts in the weekly liquor delivery. Marissa Conrad, chicagotribune.com, "Chicago dog bars: Where everyone knows your pup's name," 30 May 2018 NW K1 Speed Indoor racing center features electric go-carting for all ages and skill levels, plus food. Houston Chronicle, "Amusement parks and fun centers to visit with kids," 10 May 2018 Season one ended with (spoiler alert!) Offred being carted off to an uncertain fate. Jessica Kantor, Glamour, "The Handmaid's Tale: Max Minghella On Why You Should Still Trust Nick This Season," 25 Apr. 2018 Bottled water was everywhere, and pizza boxes were being carted away. Jeff Gammage, Philly.com, "About 40 protesters blocking doors to Philly ICE," 3 July 2018

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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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Phrases Related to cart

put the cart before the horse

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

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cart

verb

English Language Learners Definition of cart

: to carry or move (something) in a cart

: to carry or move (something)

: to take (someone) away by force

cart

noun
\ ˈkärt \

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

Other words from cart

carter noun

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