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 There’s no real inventory at The Book Thing — just volunteers in a backroom with no air conditioning sorting grocery carts full of books into general categories. Talia Richman, baltimoresun.com, "‘Are the books free? Yes!’: For Baltimore teachers heading back to school, The Book Thing is a treasure," 31 Aug. 2019 The video shows an employee getting ready to launch the two men on the ride when one of the cords holding the cart snaps and shreds into pieces. Leada Gore | Lgore@al.com, al, "Watch moment cable snapped on Panama City Beach slingshot ride," 21 Aug. 2019 These carts aren’t any different than what’s being used throughout the nation. Brooke Baitinger, sun-sentinel.com, "Fuming over ‘gigantic’ 96-gallon trash cans in Palm Beach County? So are your neighbors.," 16 Sep. 2019 Manufacturers often include only half-full starter carts with cheaper inkjets, Hendrickson said. Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY, "Should you really pay monthly to use your at-home printer?," 16 Sep. 2019 A few weeks before WaveCel moved into its new facility, Bottlang took a break and drove up to a food cart pod on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard. oregonlive, "WaveCel bursts onto the bike scene, expands into Wilsonville facility," 16 Sep. 2019 El Sin Rival now has 77 street carts and 37 locations across El Salvador and Central America. Karla Vasquez, Los Angeles Times, "This sorbet from El Salvador is ‘without rival’," 15 Sep. 2019 But many of the building’s historic details remain, including the circa 1906 marble, restored columns and table bases made out of 1920s newspaper roll carts. Janelle Bitker, SFChronicle.com, "Chris Pastena gets a second chance with Tribune Tavern reopening in Oakland," 13 Sep. 2019 In apparent retaliation, employees played a prank and surrounded the vehicle with dozens of carts. Fox News, "Argentina supermarket employees prank 'moron' who parked car in shopping cart section," 11 Sep. 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Kirkpatrick made two tackles before he was carted off the field late in the first quarter with what appeared to be a left knee injury. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "Alabama NFL roundup: Landon Collins, Redskins get first win in ‘Tua Bowl’," 14 Oct. 2019 Moore went into the medical tent for about 10 minutes before he was carted to the locker room. Michael Marot, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Purdue loses Sindelar, Moore for trip to No. 12 Penn St.," 30 Sep. 2019 Eagles cornerback Avonte Maddox flew home with his team to Philadelphia after he was carted off the field late in Thursday's 34–27 win over the Packers, reports NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Charlotte Carroll, SI.com, "Report: Eagles’ Avonte Maddox Flies Home With Team After Huge Hit," 27 Sep. 2019 A few minutes later, defensive end Jaiden Lars-Woodbey went down and had to have his left leg put in an air cast before he was carted off the field. Chaunte'l Powell, orlandosentinel.com, "FSU holds off Louisville rally, escapes with win despite QB injury," 21 Sep. 2019 As a senior against Yale last November, he was carted off the field with a hip injury. Glynn A. Hill, Houston Chronicle, "Rice QB Wiley Green's tests negative after injury," 7 Sep. 2019 Many women have yet to learn what happened to husbands or teenage sons when they were carted off by the SDF that defeated the caliphate and now mans various camps and prisons. Souad Mekhennet, Washington Post, "At a sprawling tent camp in Syria, ISIS women impose a brutal rule," 3 Sep. 2019 There was such an outcry that two years later the statue was carted away to a lower-key resting place in Kensington Gardens. The Economist, "The original anti-vaxxers," 30 Aug. 2019 Because disappearance isn't confined to concepts: The Memory Police also root out and cart away any villagers who don't forget. Wired, "The Memory Police," 20 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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27 Oct 2019

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The first known use of cart was in the 13th century

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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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