a heavy two-wheeled vehicle, commonly without springs, drawn by mules, oxen, or the like, used for the conveyance of heavy goods.
a light two-wheeled vehicle with springs, drawn by a horse or pony.
any small vehicle pushed or pulled by hand.
Obsolete. a chariot.
to haul or convey in or as if in a cart or truck: to cart garbage to the dump.
to drive a cart.
cart off / away to transport or take away in an unceremonious manner: The police came and carted him off to jail.
Idioms about cart
on the water cart, British. wagon (def. 14).
put the cart before the horse, to do or place things in improper order; be illogical.
- cart·a·ble, adjective
- carter, noun
- un·cart·ed, adjective
- cart , carte
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How to use cart in a sentence
The two men walked across a gravel lot behind the house, where Jerolmack’s wife ran a taco cart.Scientists Uncover the Universal Geometry of Geology | Joshua Sokol | November 19, 2020 | Quanta Magazine
They put the cart before the horse, and we still can’t see the horse.Rapid Testing Is Less Accurate Than the Government Wants to Admit | by Lisa Song | November 16, 2020 | ProPublica
I don’t know about you, but nothing helps me take my mind off the ills of the world and decompress like adding a few new lipsticks to my online beauty cart.Try These Bold Lip Colors For Your Winter Beauty Routine | Joe Colucci | November 11, 2020 | Essence.com
This week, Coach’s online sale has our shopping cart on overload with products up to 50% off.Kick Off Your Holiday Shopping With This Coach Sale | Joe Colucci | November 11, 2020 | Essence.com
The Buy Box is where the “ad to cart” and “buy now” buttons.Amazon uses its data to undermine third party sellers, EU antitrust action says | Greg Sterling | November 10, 2020 | Search Engine Land
(Last month, police raided the apartment complex, carting off boxes of Molotov cocktails).
Carting an injured person, he was hauled up to the hovering helicopter.Dr. Richard Carmona Faces a Tough Race as the Democratic Candidate for Senate in Arizona | Terry Greene Sterling | May 19, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Meanwhile, back at the negotiating table, Kerry has been carting in cupcakes to buck up colleagues, The Washington Post tells us.Supercommittee Sham: The Deadline and Trigger Farce | Michelle Cottle | November 18, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
Expect to see many readers at the beach this summer carting around a 1,000-page novel with a dragon on the cover.
One day, Mr. Marble and his men were engaged in the meadow, raking hay and carting it into the barn.Mike Marble | Uncle Frank
I left them as they were, and busied myself with rooting out undeniable weeds and carting off the slash and rubbish.The Idyl of Twin Fires | Walter Prichard Eaton
One day he was carting material for a new pilgrimage-church on the hill, when the call came to him.The Age of Erasmus | P. S. Allen
We will not stay now to criticize the plan of carting out manure at this period, or dwell on the great useless furrows.The Hills and the Vale | Richard Jefferies
The carting office that occupied the street floor was closed, or Auld Jock would have sought shelter there.Greyfriars Bobby | Eleanor Atkinson
British Dictionary definitions for cart (1 of 3)
a heavy open vehicle, usually having two wheels and drawn by horses, used in farming and to transport goods
a light open horse-drawn vehicle having two wheels and springs, for business or pleasure
any small vehicle drawn or pushed by hand, such as a trolley
put the cart before the horse to reverse the usual or natural order of things
(usually tr) to use or draw a cart to convey (goods, etc): to cart groceries
(tr) to carry with effort; haul: to cart wood home
- cartable, adjective
- carter, noun
British Dictionary definitions for cart (2 of 3)
radio television short for cartridge (def. 4)
British Dictionary definitions for CART (3 of 3)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with cart
In addition to the idioms beginning with cart
- cart before the horse, put the
- cart off
- upset the applecart
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