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

Just 25 miles south of Mbar Toubab, near the village of Koyli Alpha, 50-year-old Dienaba Aka pulls her heavily laden donkey cart to the side of the road. Aryn Baker / Mbar Toubab, Time, "Can a 4,815-Mile Wall of Trees Help Curb Climate Change in Africa?," 12 Sep. 2019 Neither had Wei Mu and Chih Ling, graduate students from Taiwan, who were wheeling their cart out of the 99 Ranch market in El Cerrito’s Pacific East Mall Thursday. Mallory Moench, SFChronicle.com, "Delivery app feeds Bay Area households’ hunger for Asian groceries," 31 Aug. 2019 Amazon has introduced a feature that pitches its own private-label brands right before customers add rival products to their shopping carts, illustrating the e-commerce giant's power on the country's dominant online retail site. Author: Jay Greene, Anchorage Daily News, "Aggressive Amazon tactic pushes you to consider its own brand before you click ‘buy’ amazon," 29 Aug. 2019 The game is pretty straightforward: Contestants race around a grocery store filling their carts with items that have the highest monetary value. Sydney Bucksbaum, EW.com, "Leslie Jones to host Supermarket Sweep reboot for first post-Saturday Night Live TV gig," 28 Aug. 2019 With the sale rapidly approaching, all that’s left to do now is pick out your favorite items so that your cart is filled to the brim with savings. Alexis Rhiannon, Allure, "Dermstore’s 20th Anniversary Sale Is Happening Now — Here’s What to Shop," 16 Aug. 2019 The camera footage showed Frundt leaving the store with her cart full of groceries without paying at 9:48 a.m., the statement reads. Mary Grace Keller, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "Police: ‘Crab leg bandit’ allegedly steals groceries from Eldersburg Martin’s, tries to hit employee with car," 16 Aug. 2019 In celebration of a quarter-century in business, Annie is offering a $25,000 shopping spree at annieselke.com, where one lucky winner can fill up her cart with heaps of rugs, bedding, and other home decor. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "You Could Score $25,000 Worth of Designer Rugs for Free—Plus a Weekend Getaway," 15 Aug. 2019 The dolls have already made it into the top 20 of the retail giant’s best-selling dolls since their launch yesterday, meaning shoppers are already adding them to their carts — and fast. Christina Butan, PEOPLE.com, "Disney and Mattel Teamed Up to Make Star Wars Barbie Dolls — and You Can Preorder Them on Amazon," 14 Aug. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Indians left fielder Tyler Naquin was carted off the field after crashing into the wall and spraining his right knee on a catch in a 4-0 loss at Tampa Bay . . . BostonGlobe.com, "Rory McIlroy surges to within a shot of lead at European Masters," 30 Aug. 2019 Left tackle Ronnie Stanley had his left ankle wrapped, and Jermaine Eluemunor was not present after being carted off the field Monday with an undisclosed injury. Jonas Shaffer, baltimoresun.com, "Here are 8 Ravens players who could benefit from team’s recent injury problems in preseason game vs. Eagles," 22 Aug. 2019 Fountain suffered what looked like a serious injury after being carted off the practice field Thursday. Akeem Glaspie, Indianapolis Star, "No Andrew Luck, Quenton Nelson or Jabaal Sheard against Cleveland Browns," 17 Aug. 2019 Sassuolo only signed him permanently on July 1, but just four days he later he was carted off to Turin for a tidy profit in the region of €9m. SI.com, "Juventus Sporting Director Reveals Man Utd Wanted to Sign Merih Demiral This Summer," 16 Aug. 2019 Lions trainers immobilized Kearse's leg in an air cast before he was carted off the field. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "Matt Patricia: Starting Detroit Lions' Darius Slay in preseason opener was 'no message'," 9 Aug. 2019 And while Jenner didn’t carry a travel bag with her—see four styles that marry fashion and function, here—it was likely carted around by one of her entourage members. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Kendall Jenner’s Summer Sweater Sparks Joy," 18 July 2019 Face bloodied, he was carted off the field a few minutes later. Maria Torres, latimes.com, "Angels’ Jonathan Lucroy sustains a concussion and a broken nose in plate collision," 8 July 2019 Shortstop Orlando Arcia was holding his left arm and shoulder while being carted off the field after colliding with second baseman Keston Hiura in the eighth inning. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "The Brewers' Orlando Arcia is injured and Keston Hiura shaken up in a frightening collision," 6 July 2019

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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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