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cart

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noun \ ˈkärt \

Definition of cart

plural carts
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
3 :a small wheeled vehicle
4 :a temporary record of items selected for purchase from an online vendor
  • 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

Examples of cart in a Sentence

  1. a cart piled up with hay

Recent Examples of cart from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of cart

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

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cart

verb

Definition of cart

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

carter

noun

Examples of cart in a Sentence

  1. We carted some dirt to the garden.

  2. I carted all the books home.

  3. He carted the bags away.

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First Known Use of cart

14th century

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CART Defined for English Language Learners

cart

verb

Definition of cart for English Language Learners

  • : to carry or move (something) in a cart

  • : to carry or move (something)

  • : to take (someone) away by force


CART Defined for Kids

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cart

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noun \ ˈkärt \

Definition of cart for Students

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

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cart

verb

Definition of cart for Students

carted; carting
1 :to carry in a cart
2 :carry 1

carter

noun


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