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 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

Andre Prager walks into the room pushing a cart piled with what looks like garbage. Alex Davies, WIRED, "Inside X, the Moonshot Factory Racing to Build the Next Google," 11 July 2018 The entry fee is $90 per person, which includes greens fees and a cart for the entire event. baltimoresun.com, "Digest (June 29): Baltimore golf courses hosting match play tournament," 30 June 2018 Outfit Total: $921 Watch the rest of the video above to see all the pieces Angel, Olivia, and Erica are wearing and add them to your cart. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Look Is Money: How Three Editors Dress for Work," 22 Mar. 2019 Layer unexpected items to bring life and character to your bar cart. Danielle Tullo, House Beautiful, "6 Things I Learned From Working With An Interior Designer," 25 Jan. 2019 There are plenty of products to scroll through, and potentially add to your cart, including items from her Halloween collection, and of course, her signature lip kits. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "The Kylie Cosmetics Black Friday Deals You Need to Buy," 23 Nov. 2018 Alexa won't add to your cart from a shopping or wish list. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, "Shopping with Alexa on Amazon Prime day will be hard. These tricks make it easier," 13 July 2018 If purchasing a gift subscription online, add the item to your cart. Scientific American, "How do I purchase a gift subscription?," 18 June 2018 Another highlight: Splitting a hotteok (a sweet, dense pancake filled with nuts, seeds and brown sugar) from one of the carts lined up at the main intersection. Andrea Whittle, Condé Nast Traveler, "Japan and South Korea Cruise: A Dream World, in Real Life," 14 June 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Does anyone really tune into a football game wanting to see the quarterback’s limp body carted off the field? Jason Gay, WSJ, "The NFL Is Back. Nobody Tell Trump.," 15 Oct. 2018 Trucks began carting away the trash that overwhelmed the shoreline, though some experts said the accumulation would continue as winter storms resumed. Nada Homsi, New York Times, "A Sea of Trash on Lebanon’s Beaches," 23 Jan. 2018 Ever eat a french fry that’s been carted across town? John D. Stoll, WSJ, "Soggy Fries vs. Sagging Profits: Restaurants Face Delivery Dilemma," 7 Feb. 2019 Here, five behaviors worth quitting, and the must-have masks, cleansing wipes, nail polishes, and hair serums that will make these tasks as simple as pressing add to cart. Mackenzie Wagoner, Vogue, "5 Bad Beauty Habits to Break This Year (and How)," 29 Dec. 2018 Garoppolo was on the turf for a couple of minutes before he was helped to his feet and eventually carted off late in a 38-27 loss to Kansas City. Frank Miles, Fox News, "49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo out for the season with knee injury," 24 Sep. 2018 Thomas may also be subject to a fine for his gesture in Sunday’s game against Arizona as he was carted off the field, but that has not yet been revealed. Bob Condotta, The Seattle Times, "Earl Thomas fined for bow against Dallas," 2 Oct. 2018 The pair’s New Jersey home was raided earlier this month by authorities and a black BMW vehicle was caught on video as it was carted away. Elizabeth Zwirz, Fox News, "What happened to $400G in GoFundMe cash? That will be made 'crystal clear,' New Jersey man says," 18 Sep. 2018 Dustin Fowler has been called up to the Oakland Athletics less than a year after he was carted off the field with a tear of his right patellar tendon in his major league debut, the team announced. Chris Chavez, SI.com, "Dustin Fowler Gets MLB Call-Up After Comeback from Gruesome Injury," 9 May 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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The first known use of cart was in the 13th century

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cart

noun

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

Other Words from cart

carter noun

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