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

Read on for 11 of the best makeup removers that Amazon shoppers can't keep out of their shopping carts (or their bathrooms). Tiffany Dodson, SELF, "11 Best-Selling Makeup Removers on Amazon Right Now," 26 Oct. 2018 A few weeks ago, the game added its first vehicles in the form of shopping carts. Patricia Hernandez, The Verge, "Fortnite player uses shopping cart to reach mythical ‘spawn island’," 7 June 2018 Moderate, though there’s a pleasant background hum and clatter of carts at peak dim sum hours. Kate Washington, sacbee, "Seafood is a real strength at this new dim-sum spot in Sacramento's central city | The Sacramento Bee," 25 May 2018 The town is getting paid for each of the old carts, Parker said. Jesse Leavenworth, Courant Community, "Manchester Residents Getting New Trash Containers," 18 May 2018 One of Portland's largest concentration of food carts appears headed for a massive redevelopment. Elliot Njus, OregonLive.com, "Development proposed at site of prominent downtown Portland food-cart pod," 27 Apr. 2018 Each of the carts is valued at $209, reports stated. Brian Lisik/special To Cleveland.com, cleveland.com, "Lumber carts come up missing from Home Depot yard: Brunswick Police Blotter," 2 Apr. 2018 Get 'em in your cart before the deal ends on April 22. Glamour, "What to Buy at Nordstrom’s Incredible Spring Sale," 17 Apr. 2019 The stands at San Francisco’s Oracle Park were empty, the hot dog carts were closed and the jumbotron was dark. Katherine Clarke, WSJ, "The Ultimate Home Field Advantage," 4 Apr. 2019

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

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 Ever eat a french fry that’s been carted across town? John D. Stoll, WSJ, "Soggy Fries vs. Sagging Profits: Restaurants Face Delivery Dilemma," 7 Feb. 2019 Here, five behaviors worth quitting, and the must-have masks, cleansing wipes, nail polishes, and hair serums that will make these tasks as simple as pressing add to cart. Mackenzie Wagoner, Vogue, "5 Bad Beauty Habits to Break This Year (and How)," 29 Dec. 2018 Garoppolo was on the turf for a couple of minutes before he was helped to his feet and eventually carted off late in a 38-27 loss to Kansas City. Frank Miles, Fox News, "49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo out for the season with knee injury," 24 Sep. 2018 Thomas may also be subject to a fine for his gesture in Sunday’s game against Arizona as he was carted off the field, but that has not yet been revealed. Bob Condotta, The Seattle Times, "Earl Thomas fined for bow against Dallas," 2 Oct. 2018 The pair’s New Jersey home was raided earlier this month by authorities and a black BMW vehicle was caught on video as it was carted away. Elizabeth Zwirz, Fox News, "What happened to $400G in GoFundMe cash? That will be made 'crystal clear,' New Jersey man says," 18 Sep. 2018 Dustin Fowler has been called up to the Oakland Athletics less than a year after he was carted off the field with a tear of his right patellar tendon in his major league debut, the team announced. Chris Chavez, SI.com, "Dustin Fowler Gets MLB Call-Up After Comeback from Gruesome Injury," 9 May 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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