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

Another lawmaker who stood between the cart and window was tackled by a protester, and later appeared dazed and slightly injured. Washington Post, "Hong Kong lawmaker: China may boost pressure after violence," 5 July 2019 There'll be corn roasts, food carts and beer from Cedarburg’s Fermentorium Brewery. Chris Foran, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "6 things you should be doing in Milwaukee this weekend (besides the last days of Summerfest 2019)," 3 July 2019 As a result, only customers whose regular residential cart collection day is on Thursday or Friday will experience a one-day delay in service. Ramona Sentinel, "News Briefs: Holiday closures, blood drive," 3 July 2019 The crowd, comprised of mostly young protesters, could be seen on video using a cargo cart and large poles as battering rams against the glass panel of the legislative building. Fox News, "China says Hong Kong protesters' storming of government building 'totally intolerable'," 3 July 2019 In January, a woman was told never to return to another Walmart in the city after spending a morning riding an electric cart around in the parking lot while guzzling wine from a Pringles can. Elisha Fieldstadt, NBC News, "Woman barred from Texas Walmart after eating half a cake, refusing to pay full price," 1 July 2019 In the spirit of driving-range patrons who aim their shots at the poor sap collecting golf balls, so could the shooters aim at the workers disengaging tangled carts and picking up stray balls. Jack Mccallum, SI.com, "Remembering Action Park, America's Most Dangerous, Daring Water Park," 1 July 2019 Later, baby True could be seen inside of a World of Fruit Watermelon Popsicle cart, leaving with a watermelon popsicle to munch on. Claudia Harmata, PEOPLE.com, "Khloé Kardashian Bonds with Daughter True Ahead of KUWTK Tristan Thompson Cheating Scandal Finale," 30 June 2019 Haggard shoppers, their steel carts overflowing with fruit, milk, fish, matzo and loaves of bread, wait to scan their purchases. Jessica Gelt, latimes.com, "The kids’ review of the new Cayton Children’s Museum: Sticky thumbs up," 30 June 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Workers and authorities began cleaning up the aftermath on Wednesday, boarding up shattered windows and carting away evidence in what will be a massive sweep and criminal investigation. Fox News, "Hong Kong police arrest at least 13 after renewed protests," 4 July 2019 This is a team deserving of carting the Cup around the ice. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "The Bruins’ first line was first-rate, and they need more of that in Game 7," 10 June 2019 Can more original content that looks and sounds the same pull in similar box office numbers, or is the studio better off carting out endless retreads of its most classic movies? Tasha Robinson, The Verge, "The Verge fall movie preview, November 2018," 6 Sep. 2018 The female officer grabs her feet while the male officer takes her underneath one elbow carting her back to the car like a bag of groceries. Breanna Edwards, Essence, "Viral Video Shows Michigan Police Officer Punching Handcuffed Teen Girl," 18 June 2019 Without mom and dad to cart you around, exploring off-campus can get a little difficult. Devan Schulte, Seventeen, "College 101: How to Get Around Without a Car," 25 Oct. 2012 The New York City Council on Thursday passed bills aimed at providing stronger protections for private trash-carting workers against long hours, unsafe conditions and possible union corruption. Katie Honan, WSJ, "New York City Council Passes Bills to Protect Private Sanitation Workers," 28 Feb. 2019 Does anyone really tune into a football game wanting to see the quarterback’s limp body carted off the field? Jason Gay, WSJ, "The NFL Is Back. Nobody Tell Trump.," 15 Oct. 2018 Trucks began carting away the trash that overwhelmed the shoreline, though some experts said the accumulation would continue as winter storms resumed. Nada Homsi, New York Times, "A Sea of Trash on Lebanon’s Beaches," 23 Jan. 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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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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carter noun

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