Definitions for carterˈkɑr tər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a heavy two-wheeled vehicle, commonly without springs, drawn by draft animals and used to convey heavy goods.

    Category: Transportation

  2. a light two-wheeled vehicle with springs, drawn by a horse or pony.

    Category: Transportation

  3. any small vehicle pushed or pulled by hand.

    Category: Transportation

  4. (v.t.)to haul, as in a cart or truck.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Transportation

Origin of cart:

bef. 900; ME cart(e), OE cræt (by metathesis), c. ON kartr cart


Princeton's WordNet

  1. Carter, Howard Carter(noun)

    Englishman and Egyptologist who in 1922 discovered and excavated the tomb of Tutankhamen (1873-1939)

  2. Carter, Jimmy Carter, James Earl Carter, James Earl Carter Jr., President Carter(noun)

    39th President of the United States (1924-)

  3. carter(noun)

    someone whose work is driving carts


  1. Carter(ProperNoun)

    for someone who was a carter.

  2. Carter(ProperNoun)

    transferred from the surname.

  3. carter(Noun)

    A person who transported goods on a horse-drawn cart

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carter(noun)

    a charioteer

  2. Carter(noun)

    a man who drives a cart; a teamster

  3. Carter(noun)

    any species of Phalangium; -- also called harvestman

  4. Carter(noun)

    a British fish; the whiff

Translations for carter

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to let or hire (a ship, aircraft etc) on contract

The travel company had chartered three aircraft for their holiday flights.; a charter plane; a charter flight.

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