Meaning of CART in English


I. ˈkärt, ˈkȧt, usu -d.+V noun

( -s )

Etymology: Middle English carte, cart, probably from Old Norse kartr; akin to Old English cræt cart, Old High German kranz wreath, Lithuanian grandis hoop, Old English cradol cradle — more at cradle

1. obsolete : chariot

2. : a heavy 2-wheeled vehicle without springs used for the ordinary purposes of farming or for transporting freight — compare wagon

3. : any lightweight 2-wheeled vehicle drawn by a horse, pony, or dog: as

a. : a light vehicle for delivery (as by bakers or butchers)

b. : an open 2-wheeled pleasure carriage

c. : sulky

4. : any small wheeled vehicle (as for groceries, golf clubs, or tea service)

- cart before the horse

- in the cart

II. verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

Etymology: Middle English carten, from cart, n.

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

specifically archaic : to carry publicly in or drag behind a cart as a punishment

suspected, tried, condemned and carted in a day — George Crabbe

2. : to take or drag (a person) away without ceremony or by force — usually used with off

they carted him off to jail

intransitive verb

: to drive a cart especially in transporting freight : follow the business of a carter

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