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

In addition, outside the store, look for patio space with a Sonoran hot dog cart. Jessica Suriano, azcentral, "How to score free groceries and gifts at Phoenix Food City on July 4 and 11," 3 July 2018 Michael Gómez, 25, and Gloria Pozo, 26, arrived with a shopping cart full of water, coffee, milk and toilet paper. Kyra Gurney, miamiherald, "Amid worsening violence, Nicaraguans say crisis has reached 'catastrophic' proportions," 5 June 2018 Senior golfers on weekdays, for example, can play 18 holes with cart for $39 during the month of June. Brent Kennedy, Howard County Times, "Renditions Golf Course," 1 June 2018 Brian Holzworth, of Somerton, walked past with a shopping cart piled high with scrap. Aubrey Whelan, Philly.com, "Philadelphia sweeps aside 2 heroin camps in Kensington. What happens now?," 30 May 2018 Even last year, the peak rate was $130 for 18 holes with a cart. Brent Kennedy, The Aegis, "Bulle Rock Golf Course," 25 May 2018 Started by Loi Tran, who emigrated to the U.S. from Vietnam with his family in 1977, the shops started with a hot-dog cart in San Jose that combined sushi toppings with the all-American dog. Kate Washington, sacbee, "Sacramento is taking its hot-dog game to the next level," 18 May 2018 Theft, Mayfield Road: An unknown man left Giant Eagle April 29 with a cart full of groceries and loaded them into his vehicle and left the area. Andy Attina / Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "Man asks for marijuana back after being cited for possession: Mayfield Heights Police Blotter," 9 May 2018 Owner Ji Hye Kim tested the concept with a food cart before traveling to New York and Korea to research Korean food and restaurants. Julia Sayers, AL.com, "Explore this Michigan college town's food and art scene," 30 Apr. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Now Kate was carting her makeup to the funeral home, where Jayme lay dead from heroin at age 27. Mike Newall, Philly.com, "Port Richmond makeup artist readies overdose victims for their 'last goodbye' | Mike Newall," 29 June 2018 Periodically, soldiers tore down a few shacks, toppled water tanks, carted off solar panels or staged military training exercises on the site, in what critics called a drip-drip campaign to make life so miserable that residents would simply leave. New York Times, "As Israel Pushes to Build, Bedouin Homes and School Face Demolition," 24 June 2018 Little by little, some sections of the bright red chairs that seated patrons during concerts, plays and graduations in the almost 40-year run of the Star Plaza Theater were carted away on Wednesday, leaving bare flooring in their place. Karen Caffarini, Post-Tribune, "Now closed, Star Plaza Theater's seats find new homes," 9 Feb. 2018 Read More Panthers' minicamp highlights: Ron Rivera weighs in on Dontari Poe; TE Chris Manhertz carted off Munnerlyn should play a lot during the Panthers’ first four games. Scott Fowler, charlotteobserver, "Panthers' Captain Munnerlyn pouted through '17 season. How does he plan to handle '18?," 13 June 2018 Wick needed to take an extra trip with his trailer to cart the cows away. Moises Velasquez-manoff, New York Times, "Can Dirt Save the Earth?," 18 Apr. 2018 The speed and amount of federal aid that comes to Central Florida depends on everything from the amount of debris that gets carted away to how well counties prepared for the event. Mary Shanklin, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Hurricane Irma damage toll for Orlando area tops $100M," 15 Sep. 2017 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

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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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More Definitions for cart

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

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carter noun

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