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 offthey carted him off to jail

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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 Plan to use the package-check stations; leave strollers, rolling carts, rolling bags, wagons and pets at home. Houston Chronicle, "The Must List: Nutcracker Market, Shea Serrano," 14 Nov. 2019 Wheeled carts, bikes and scooters replace snow sleds as teams of dogs are partnered with their mushers in anticipation of the winter season. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Halloween Nature Hike, House of Shadows, and more to do around Wisconsin this week," 28 Oct. 2019 Shoes, apparel, GPS/tech, balls, bags, carts, and accessories are also available. orlandosentinel.com, "2019 Orlando Sentinel Best Bets: Shopping winners," 6 Oct. 2019 The cost of $80 per person includes green fees, cart, range balls, on- and off-course beer, soda and water, and a dinner of chicken and pulled pork with two sides. Shiela Johnson, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, "North Carroll: Golf Tournament at Oakmont Green; Manchester to host inaugural Harvest Happenings," 10 Sep. 2019 Entry fee is $85 per person and includes 18 holes of golf (scramble), carts, refreshments, dinner and prizes. Carol Kovach, cleveland.com, "Pearl of the Orient bows out of Rocky River restaurant scene: West Shore Chatter," 3 Sep. 2019 Upstairs, the guest room and en suite are decked out with a spacious seating area, glass-and-marble shower, and a bar cart, complete with coffee maker and cocktail station. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, "From antler chandeliers to elephant teapots, decor brings originality to Louisville condo," 15 Aug. 2019 When Fowler approached, the man pushing the cart, Jermaine Monk, started hitting Fowler in the face, head and body, investigators said. Cameron Knight, Cincinnati.com, "Police: Sharonville Gabe's manager hospitalized after attack," 29 July 2019 Simply add your favorite Whole Foods products to your Prime Now cart, schedule a delivery or pickup, and the credit will be immediately added to your Amazon account for your next purchase. Kelsey Mulvey, Good Housekeeping, "Exactly How Shopping at Whole Foods Can Get You $10 to Spend on Amazon Prime Day," 16 July 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb He was also hurt during the first half and was carted off the field with an air cast on his left leg. Luis Torres, orlandosentinel.com, "FSU defensive tackle Marvin Wilson headlines list of six Seminoles who earned All-ACC honors," 3 Dec. 2019 Ravens center Matt Skura, who was carted off the field in the first quarter of Monday night’s 45-6 victory against the Los Angeles Rams, was placed on injured reserve Tuesday with a season-ending knee injury. Daniel Oyefusi, baltimoresun.com, "Ravens place center Matt Skura on injured reserve with season-ending knee injury," 26 Nov. 2019 He was carted off on a stretcher but returned to Pittsburgh with the team after X-rays taken at the Stadium were negative. Rich Exner, cleveland, "The day Joe “Turkey” Jones upended Steelers QB Terry Bradshaw and what else happened in the game: Browns Flashback," 26 Nov. 2019 The star quarterback needed help getting to his feet and was carted off the field with 3:01 left in the second quarter. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, "Patrick Mahomes, Lane Kiffin among Tua Tagovailoa well-wishers on social media," 16 Nov. 2019 Then left guard Forrest Lamp hurt an ankle midway through the second quarter and was carted from the sideline to the locker room. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Casey recovers fumble, Titans hold off Chargers’ rally 23-20," 20 Oct. 2019 Then left guard Forrest Lamp hurt an ankle midway through the second quarter and was carted from the sideline to the locker room. Teresa M. Walker, sun-sentinel.com, "Ex-Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill sharp as Titans escape Chargers on late fumble into end zone," 20 Oct. 2019 Also out indefinitely is De’Vante Bausby, who was carted off the field during Sunday’s win against the Chargers with a neck injury. Joe Nguyen, The Denver Post, "Broncos Insider: The last time Denver started 1-4, they made the playoffs. And won a playoff game.," 8 Oct. 2019 Middle linebacker Jarrad Davis suffered a right leg injury on the second snap from scrimmage and was carted to the locker room. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions' Frank Ragnow avoids serious injury, suffers 'minor' ankle sprain," 24 Aug. 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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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

8 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Cart.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cart?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=c&file=cart0001. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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cart

noun
How to pronounce cart (audio)

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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