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

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.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun That’s right, load up your cart again without using any bags! Maren Estrada, BGR, "This TikToker’s viral grocery shopping hack is brilliant – and it only costs $21," 30 Mar. 2021 His donkey cart was sitting in the middle of a narrow road just a few dozen meters (yards) from the vessel. BostonGlobe.com, "Stuck ship thrusts sleepy Suez Canal village into limelight," 29 Mar. 2021 That’s when something swooped in to steal a single short rib from his cart. Samantha Davenport, Anchorage Daily News, "Anchorage Costco customers say ravens are stealing their groceries in the parking lot," 26 Mar. 2021 But while the White House has stressed that this exercise will restore policymaking norms, developments behind the scenes suggest that the administration will put its policy cart before the horse of climate economics. Jordan Mcgillis, National Review, "The Biden Administration’s Climate-Cost Problem," 24 Mar. 2021 By Tuesday morning, the planter had been moved back, leaving Awad no legal space to set up his cart. Valeria Ricciulli, Curbed, "Hudson Yards Has Landscaped Out the Food Vendors," 23 Mar. 2021 So, Princess crawls back into her cart, and just in time. Nick Romano, EW.com, "The Walking Dead recap: Princess is buggin' out," 22 Mar. 2021 Overfill your shopping cart with organic fruits and vegetables on sale or in season, experts suggest, and then prep and freeze or can them for future use. Sandee Lamotte, CNN, "Dirty Dozen 2021: View the list of foods with the most and least pesticides," 17 Mar. 2021 One unique trick that’s been circulating around the web involves adding the PS5 to your Amazon Wish List and then moving it directly to your shopping cart once restocks occur. Michael Andronico, CNN Underscored, "Finding the PS5 is a nightmare — here’s how to actually have a chance," 9 Mar. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb After gaining popularity in this video that garnered more than 5.5 million likes, TikTokers were quick to add this toothbrush organizer to cart. Rachel Dube, USA TODAY, "11 TikTok-famous products that will help you organize," 26 Mar. 2021 Alan Bell had spent five years building his New Orleans-style snowball cart into a successful business before the coronavirus pandemic upended his life. Jamie Goldberg, oregonlive, "State’s novel relief fund for Black Oregonians provided help to thousands even as it faced legal challenge: ‘It saved my life’," 28 Feb. 2021 Get ready to immediately add the Public Goods Reusable Cotton Tote Bag to cart. Kiana Murden, CNN Underscored, "32 stylish, top-rated tote bags that will make your life so much easier," 23 Feb. 2021 Once upon a time, piston-engine aircraft used to cart us across the country in eight hours, plus. Thomas E. Stimson, Popular Mechanics, "Remembering the B-70: The Weird Supersonic Bomber That Never Was," 11 Feb. 2021 For hundreds of years until the mid-1900s, Babylon suffered the ignominy of surrounding townspeople dismantling its walls to cart away the ancient bricks for their own building projects. New York Times, "In Beleaguered Babylon, Doing Battle Against Time, Water and Modern Civilization," 6 Feb. 2021 Heads up: There will be sale exclusions on popular brands like Nike, Theragun, Ganni, and Bala Bangles, so just be mindful before adding a pair of Air Max to cart. Shanna Shipin, Glamour, "The Bandier Black Friday Sale 2020 Has Workout Essentials at 40% Off," 24 Nov. 2020 If your blow dryer needs an upgrade, add T3's Cura Professional Digital Ionic Hair Dryer to cart. Erin Parker, Glamour, "Sephora After-Christmas Sale 2020: The 13 Best Deals to Shop Now," 25 Dec. 2020 This backpack hamper is an absolute game changer for anyone who has to cart their dirty laundry up or down stairs or to a laundromat. Underscored Staff, CNN Underscored, "21 of our favorite products under $15 on Amazon," 22 Sep. 2020

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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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Time Traveler for cart

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The first known use of cart was in the 13th century

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Last Updated

4 Apr 2021

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“Cart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cart. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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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

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