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

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.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun It can be used as a tabletop grill or with a grill cart (sold separately), and the control panel removes so it can be stored in a case indoors while the rest of grill can remain outside. Nicole Papantoniou, Good Housekeeping, 11 May 2022 Temple police were called to the South 31 Street H-E-B on April 15 after a store employee reported that the pair had left with a shopping cart full of meat. Taylor Pettaway, San Antonio Express-News, 11 May 2022 The standard is so low that someone wanted credit for not hitting you with a cart. Washington Post, 3 May 2022 Pebble Beach Golf Links tops $600 for a round, Spyglass is almost $500 (with cart), and Spanish Bay tops $300. Erik Matuszewski, Forbes, 1 May 2022 Gogue allegedly lit the fire and tried to leave the store with a cart full of tools, but was stopped by an employee and fled, the release said. Amir Vera And Cheri Mossburg, CNN, 20 Apr. 2022 As customers purchase the sweet fruits, a worker with a shopping cart full of fresh boxes replenishes the shelves. Tirion Morris, The Arizona Republic, 20 Apr. 2022 Investigators said Gogue lit the fire and tried to leave with a cart full of tools. Fox News, 20 Apr. 2022 Is there anything better in life than catching Ewan McGregor using a Force wave on the automatic supermarket door while pushing a cart full of Frosted Flakes and Slim Jims? Dalton Ross, EW.com, 22 Mar. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb To cart your luggage to the trailers, the camp provides little red wagons. Christopher Reynolds, Los Angeles Times, 10 Mar. 2022 With a few hundred pounds extra to cart around compared to the convertible, the Jensen GT was slightly less spry but still boasted a top speed of well over 100 mph. Benjamin Hunting, Car and Driver, 30 Mar. 2022 For Those Concerned With Wrinkles Those already privy to the transformative prowess of the NuFace Trinity should certainly consider adding its Wrinkle Reducer Attachment to cart. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 22 Mar. 2022 Embrace the look by adding the picks below to cart. Jake Smith, Glamour, 16 Mar. 2022 After Ridgway and other team members meticulously extracted each object, other conservators would then cart the pieces to the back of the lab for further study and cataloging. Bradford Betz, Fox News, 29 Dec. 2021 As of this writing, nearly every single color of the KN95s, from the classic black to the poppy pink, can be added to cart. Eva Thomas, PEOPLE.com, 7 Feb. 2022 Shop the full range here, or scroll down to add my go-to shade, Memoir, to cart. Talia Abbas, Glamour, 24 Jan. 2022 After Ridgway and other team members meticulously extracted each object, other conservators would then cart the pieces to the back of the lab for further study and cataloging. Bradford Betz, Fox News, 29 Dec. 2021 See More

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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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22 May 2022

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“Cart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cart. Accessed 28 May. 2022.

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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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