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Webster 1913 Edition


Cart

Cart

(kärt)
,
Noun.
[AS.
cræt
; cf. W.
cart
, Ir. & Gael.
cairt
, or Icel.
kartr
. Cf.
Car
.]
1.
A common name for various kinds of vehicles, as a Scythian dwelling on wheels, or a chariot.
“Phœbus’ cart.”
Shak.
2.
A two-wheeled vehicle for the ordinary purposes of husbandry, or for transporting bulky and heavy articles.
Packing all his goods in one poor
cart
.
Dryden.
3.
A light business wagon used by bakers, grocerymen, butchers, etc.
4.
An open two-wheeled pleasure carriage.

Cart

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Carted
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Carting
.]
1.
To carry or convey in a cart.
2.
To expose in a cart by way of punishment.
She chuckled when a bawd was
carted
.
Prior.

Cart

,
Verb.
I.
To carry burdens in a cart; to follow the business of a carter.

Webster 1828 Edition


Cart

CART

,
Noun.
1.
A carriage with two wheels, fitted to be drawn by one horse, or by a yoke of oxen, and used in husbandry or commercial cities for carrying heavy commodities. In Great Britain, carts are usually drawn by horses. In America, horse-carts are used mostly in cities, and ox-carts in the country.
2.
A carriage in general.

CART

,
Verb.
T.
1.
To carry or convey on a cart; as, to cart hay.
2.
To expose in a cart, by way of punishment.

Definition 2022


cart

cart

See also: CART, çart, and cart.

English

A wooden cart

Noun

cart (plural carts)

  1. A small, open, wheeled vehicle, drawn or pushed by a person or animal, more often used for transporting goods than passengers.
    The grocer delivered his goods by cart.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 5, in The Celebrity:
      We made an odd party before the arrival of the Ten, particularly when the Celebrity dropped in for lunch or dinner. He could not be induced to remain permanently at Mohair because Miss Trevor was at Asquith, but he appropriated a Hempstead cart from the Mohair stables and made the trip sometimes twice in a day.
  2. A small motor vehicle resembling a car; a go-cart.
  3. (Internet) A shopping cart.

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Verb

cart (third-person singular simple present carts, present participle carting, simple past and past participle carted)

  1. (transitive) To carry goods.
    I've been carting these things around all day.
  2. (transitive) To carry or convey in a cart.
  3. (transitive) To remove, especially involuntarily or for disposal.
    • 2001, Donald Spoto, Marilyn Monroe: The Biography, chapter 2, 18:
      On August 4, 1927, Della was carted away to the Norwalk State Hospital, suffering from acute myocarditis, a general term for inflammation of the heart and surrounding tissues.
    • 2012, Lindsay Rae, ‎Ashley Clements, & ‎Sarah Marland, World Poverty for Dummies, ISBN 1118348699:
      Africans themselves practised slavery and an organised trade carted off African slaves to Middle Eastern countries while Europeans were still huddling in caves.
    • 2012, Paul Lee, Vignettes, ISBN 147595655X, page 197:
      Everything was carted off to the dump by Buddy.
  4. (transitive, obsolete) To expose in a cart by way of punishment.
    • Prior
      She chuckled when a bawd was carted.
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References

  1. Etymology in Merriam-Webster's dictionay

Etymology 2

Shortened from cartridge.

Noun

cart (plural carts)

  1. (video games, informal) A cartridge for a video game system.
    My Final Fantasy cart on the NES is still alive and kicking.
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