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 The same deal is available on Best Buy (the sale price is visible in your cart). Gear Team, Wired, "The 14 Best Weekend Deals on Home Goods, Tech, and TVs," 9 Jan. 2021 There are just a lot of cart/horse issues to untangle. Washington Post, "The biggest questions facing the gaming world in 2021," 30 Dec. 2020 The home shopping giant is offering all kinds of incentives to click ‘add to cart’ on Green Monday, from free shipping on select items to new price cuts and reductions on its Green Monday specials. Arielle Tschinkel, USA TODAY, "9 incredible Green Monday 2020 sales to shop for last-minute Christmas gifts," 14 Dec. 2020 So Sanchez plans to cook the remaining food in her cart for the local homeless population and anyone in need. oregonlive, "Business is slow at Sue’s Steak Tacos, so its owner will feed the needy on Thanksgiving," 26 Nov. 2020 My inability to commit, paired with extreme skepticism, has led to me saving a lot of products to my Instagram wishlist, only to leave them forever abandoned in my cart. Neha Prakash, Marie Claire, "What I Wear on Repeat: Sarah Chloe's Gold Pearl Hoop Earrings," 28 Oct. 2020 The woman grabbed a Pepsi and proceeded past the cashiers without making any attempt to pay for the items in her cart, according to the employee. Bruce Geiselman, cleveland, "Intoxicated hotel guest arrested for disorderly conduct: North Olmsted Police Blotter," 24 Oct. 2020 Keep scrolling to find everything from the Credo sale that's worth adding to cart. Talia Gutierrez, Glamour, "The Best Clean Beauty Deals From Credo's Friends and Family Sale," 23 Oct. 2020 Click through to shop the selection of bestsellers worth adding to cart. Emily Ruane, refinery29.com, "Calvin Klein’s Cult-Favorite Underwear Is On Sale For Prime Day," 13 Oct. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb 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 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

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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

22 Jan 2021

Cite this Entry

“Cart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cart. Accessed 23 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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