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Carter

[kahr-ter]
noun
  1. Bennett LesterBenny, 1907–2003, U.S. jazz saxophonist and composer.
  2. BettyLillie Mae Jones, 1930–98, U.S. jazz singer.
  3. Don(ald James),1926–2012, U.S. bowler.
  4. (Eleanor) Ro·sa·lynn Smith [roh-zuh-lin] /ˈroʊ zə lɪn/, born 1928, U.S. First Lady 1977–81 (wife of Jimmy Carter).
  5. ElliottElliott Cook Carter, Jr., 1908–2012, U.S. composer.
  6. Hod·ding [hod-ing] /ˈhɒd ɪŋ/, 1907–72, U.S. journalist and publisher.
  7. Howard,1873–1939, English Egyptologist.
  8. James Earl, Jr.Jimmy, born 1924, 39th president of the U.S. 1977–81.
  9. Mrs. LeslieCaroline Louise Dudley, 1862–1937, U.S. actress.
  10. May·belle [mey-bel] /ˈmeɪˌbɛl/, Mother Maybelle Carter, 1909–78, U.S. country-and-western singer and guitarist.
  11. Nick, pen name of authors who wrote detective-story series in which Nick Carter, created by John R. Coryell, is the main character.
  12. a male given name.
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  • Also he disliked Carter—seemed to associate his personality with that of Shandy's.

    Thoroughbreds

    W. A. Fraser

  • "He's just bad, ma'am," Carter was saying, as Mike reached the steps.

    Thoroughbreds

    W. A. Fraser

  • "He's not dead," said Carter, putting his hand over Porter's heart.

    Thoroughbreds

    W. A. Fraser

  • The stable's been locked; an' Finn and Carter was sleepin' in the saddle room.

    Thoroughbreds

    W. A. Fraser

  • And they called the place Hell's Half-Acre to this day to witness if the carter lied.

    American Notes

    Rudyard Kipling


British Dictionary definitions for carter

Carter

noun
  1. Angela. 1940–92, British novelist and writer; her novels include The Magic Toyshop (1967) and Nights at the Circus (1984)
  2. Elliot (Cook). 1908–2012, US composer. His works include the Piano Sonata (1945–46), four string quartets, and other orchestral pieces: Pulitzer Prize 1960, 1973
  3. Howard. 1873–1939, English Egyptologist: excavated the tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen
  4. James Earl, known as Jimmy. born 1924, US Democratic statesman; 39th president of the US (1977–81); Nobel peace prize 2002
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Word Origin and History for carter

n.

"cart-driver," late 12c., from Anglo-French careter, and in part an agent noun from cart (v.).

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