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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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 Remove all interior packaging (plastic and foam), break down the boxes and place them in your weekly yard trimmings pile or in your recycling cart. Teri Webster, Dallas News, "Here’s how to recycle your Christmas tree and other holiday items in Plano," 28 Dec. 2020 Mason initially thought his cart would become a food truck but the coronavirus pandemic put a stop to those plans, prolonging the process to obtain his business license, permits and health inspection. Christopher A. Daniel, CBS News, "How a 14-year-old became the youngest restaurant owner in Georgia," 17 Dec. 2020 A few years ago, Mary was huddled in a sleeping bag, sitting at a bus stop beside her shopping cart and holding a baby — a modern depiction of Jesus’ family as homeless. Los Angeles Times, "Claremont church depicts Black Lives Matter protest in Nativity scene," 15 Dec. 2020 Definitely keep your bag secured in your shopping cart and zippered closed. Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: Shopping with security," 15 Dec. 2020 To reduce packaging waste, save up items in your online shopping cart and order them all at once. Mckenna Becker, Family, "These 7 crafts might help decrease your holiday waste," 10 Dec. 2020 This was an immediate addition to my shopping cart, no questions asked. Madison Durham, USA TODAY, "25 incredible sweaters you can get for $40 or less," 2 Dec. 2020 There's no code needed — simply fill up your cart and watch the discounts fall into place at checkout. Blake Newby, Allure, "Violet Grey Slashed the Prices of These Luxury Beauty Brands for Cyber Monday," 30 Nov. 2020 Get ready to fill up your shopping cart with must-have jewelry and watch styles from Fossil, because the brand’s Cyber Monday deals are too good to miss out on. Kami Phillips, CNN Underscored, "7 places to score big on jewelry and watches this Cyber Monday," 29 Nov. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Stackable rings, gold hoops, and statement charms are all up for grabs at 25% off, so good luck just adding one thing to cart. Talia Abbas, Glamour, "91 Best Cyber Monday Deals 2020 to Shop Now," 29 Nov. 2020 In March, trucks showed up at Shingle Mountain to cart off a small load to Rice, a city about 45 minutes south of Dallas, but the relocation didn’t last long because of the city and state’s lawsuit with a previous vendor hired to remove the debris. Dallas News, "Shingle Mountain cleanup expected to start this week in southern Dallas," 14 Dec. 2020 Despite retailers urging shoppers to shop early and rolling out the season's sales earlier than in past years, shoppers are still clicking add to cart. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Will COVID-19 vaccine shipments delay your holiday gifts? Prepare for Shipageddon 2020 by sending packages ASAP," 11 Dec. 2020 In 2018, the Richmond City Council voted unanimously to support a full cleanup that would cart the soil off the site — a move that environmentalists and activists applauded. Sarah Ravani, SFChronicle.com, "Developers want to build 4,000 homes on a toxic East Bay site. Activists want a full cleanup first," 11 Dec. 2020 Stackable rings, gold hoops, and statement charms are all up for grabs at 25% off, so good luck just adding one thing to cart. Talia Abbas, Glamour, "91 Best Cyber Monday Deals 2020 to Shop Now," 29 Nov. 2020 Stackable rings, gold hoops, and statement charms are all up for grabs at 25% off, so good luck just adding one thing to cart. Talia Abbas, Glamour, "91 Best Cyber Monday Deals 2020 to Shop Now," 29 Nov. 2020 Stackable rings, gold hoops, and statement charms are all up for grabs at 25% off, so good luck just adding one thing to cart. Talia Abbas, Glamour, "75 Best Black Friday Deals 2020: What to Buy Now," 27 Nov. 2020 Adults could break it, and the teens could cart it away. Neil Sperry, ExpressNews.com, "Neil Sperry: English ivy growing on trees is usually nothing to worry about," 26 Nov. 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

10 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Cart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cart. Accessed 21 Jan. 2021.

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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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