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

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 night ended with a cappuccino cart, in honor of Fraser's love of coffee, and McDonald's Happy Meals for all. Ally Mauch, PEOPLE.com, 10 Oct. 2021 After Giants medical staff examined Barkley’s ankle for several minutes on the bench, a medical cart appeared to take Barkley and a very swollen ankle down the AT&T Stadium tunnels. Jori Epstein, USA TODAY, 10 Oct. 2021 Golf cart transportation will be available for those who choose not to walk. Post-tribune Staff, chicagotribune.com, 8 Oct. 2021 Big Thirst turns websites into an e-commerce engine with the Big Cart shopping cart built in, maintaining the brand’s look throughout a seamless purchase experience. Claudia Alarcón, Forbes, 7 Oct. 2021 The sixth-year senior injured his right lower leg and rode off on a medical cart against Nebraska, returning to watch the second half from a stretcher with a boot on his foot. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, 6 Oct. 2021 The two found Andrew, 41, slumped against the wall of a 7-Eleven market on Melrose Avenue shortly before 2 p.m., drinking Mike’s Hard Lemonade next to a shopping cart filled with empty containers. Gary Warth, San Diego Union-Tribune, 5 Oct. 2021 When a patient is admitted to Whitfield’s ICU, its hospitalists can call for a consult with one of UAB’s tele-specialists, who usually pipes into the room via a rolling cart. Katie Palmer, STAT, 5 Oct. 2021 Complete your haul with an ultra-hydrating hand cream (perfect for stashing in coat pockets) and another perennial cart champ, EltaMD's SPF 40 face moisturizer. Talia Abbas, Glamour, 4 Oct. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Immediately, players on the field called for trainers, who spent approximately 17 minutes on the field checking out and securing Ellis on a board to lift onto a gurney and cart off the field. Norma Gonzalez, The Salt Lake Tribune, 4 Sep. 2021 One afternoon in August, workers propped open the vestibule door and began to cart out what could be salvaged from the furniture. Los Angeles Times, 24 Sep. 2021 Space tugs to cart satellites from their initial arrival point to a bespoke destination. Tim Fernholz, Quartz, 25 Aug. 2021 City officials would then have to come out and cart away the debris, leaving behind an empty lot where Cook hoped that his and NeNe’s future child might play. Washington Post, 14 Aug. 2021 Add the brand’s signature tool to cart, and get ready for your smoothest skin ever. Christopher Ros, Glamour, 5 Aug. 2021 The reports said losses in Zhengzhou totaled about $10 billion as the city continues to drain inundated areas, remove mud and cart away damaged vehicles and household items. Compiled Democrat-gazette Staff From Wire Reports, Arkansas Online, 24 July 2021 Plano Police are searching for a burglar who cut the lock on a storage room at a facility in the 500 block of North Avenue and used a dolly to cart away several items inside. Teri Webster, Dallas News, 26 July 2021 In May, the Portland City Council voted to set aside $269,000 of its $5.7 billion budget to help cart vendors displaced by the Ritz-Carlton in 2019 relocate to Ankeny Square in the North Park Blocks. oregonlive, 22 July 2021

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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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cart. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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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)
: a metal basket on wheels used to hold groceries while you are shopping
: 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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