cart

noun
\ ˈkärt \
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

This attic apartment in Sofia, Bulgaria creates more storage space in its kitchen with a handy three-tier cart on wheels. Marlen Komar, Curbed, "10 ways to make the most of a tiny kitchen," 25 July 2018 Brands—largely silent about LGBTQ causes for the other 364 days of the year—would turn up at parades with carts of rainbowed apparel to pick over. Cam Wolf, GQ, "The Rules of the Gym, According to the Hot Dudes of ‘Insecure’," 21 June 2018 At another station, a cobot takes new spare tires off a conveyor belt and stacks them on a cart. The Christian Science Monitor, "Automakers embrace robots that assist, not replace, human workers," 27 Apr. 2018 Buckhorn State Park Campsites are scattered throughout this large, 8,000-acre park, some hike-in sites (with carts for hauling gear), others drive-up, and some accessible via boat on Castle Rock Lake. Chelsey Lewis, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "12 places to camp along water in Wisconsin," 12 Apr. 2018 The cheerful scene feels particularly authentic in the morning as residents pull their grocery carts up to tables overflowing with the region’s celebrated cheeses, charcuterie, and produce. Elizabeth Wellington, Vogue, "Exploring Annecy, the Venice of the French Alps," 7 Nov. 2018 For the kind and honest person who found my purse in a grocery cart in the parking lot of Safeway and turned it in to the store, saving me from lots of anxiety and from having to replace my phone, credit cards and identification. Seattle Times Readers, The Seattle Times, "Rant & Rave: Thanks for turning in lost purse," 16 Oct. 2018 Make your way to Lulu & Georgia to shop the sale, and in the meantime, check out some totally chic top picks below to get your shopping cart started. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "Everything At Lulu & Georgia Is 25 Percent Off Right Now, Thanks To Its Anniversary Sale," 15 Oct. 2018 That’s the plan at Time magazine, which plans to break out its fabled bar cart tomorrow to celebrate the news that Salesforce billionaire Marc Benioff plans to buy the magazine from Meredith Corp. for a surprising $190 million. Peter Kafka, Recode, "After Benioff’s big deal, Time is bringing back the bar cart," 17 Sep. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The goal is to cart riders to and from its Encore Boston Harbor resort casino in Everett, scheduled to open next year. Adam Vaccaro, BostonGlobe.com, "A three-mile train route is now 120 miles," 26 May 2018 He was carted off in this one, and a major injury would necessarily take him off the trade block. Seattle Times Sports Staff, The Seattle Times, "What the national media are saying about the Seahawks’ win in Arizona that lost them Earl Thomas," 1 Oct. 2018 His Burmese Bites cart, serving lunch beneath the office towers of Court Square in Long Island City, Queens, is likely the only Burmese cart in town. Anne Kadet, WSJ, "Vendy Awards Recognize City’s Best Food Truck or Cart," 18 Sep. 2018 But eventually, those tiny little pissing dogs, just like the real one, get carted away, and forgotten about altogether. Jennifer Wright, Harper's BAZAAR, "How to be Fearless in the Face of a Pissing Pug," 1 June 2017 Then, when the roads disappear, you're met not with horses, but with reindeer, which will cart you three hours to your final destination: an Airbnb tepee with your hosts, Otgonbayar and Zorigt, members of the nomadic Dukha tribe. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "You'll Need a Reindeer to Get to This Airbnb in Mongolia," 19 Nov. 2018 But even those tiny packets of product require spending money on something in order to add them to cart. Lindsay Schallon, Glamour, "Sephora Is Giving Away Free Face Masks, and There's No Catch," 25 July 2018 Chetan made up the difference by driving over to the BJs on the other side of the mall plaza and carting back about two dozen gallons at a time. Kaitlyn Tiffany, Vox, "5 Black Fridays at the mall food court," 21 Nov. 2018 Now Kate was carting her makeup to the funeral home, where Jayme lay dead from heroin at age 27. Mike Newall, Philly.com, "Port Richmond makeup artist readies overdose victims for their 'last goodbye' | Mike Newall," 29 June 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

verb

English Language Learners Definition of cart

: to carry or move (something) in a cart

: to carry or move (something)

: to take (someone) away by force

cart

noun
\ ˈkärt \

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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