What does caret mean?

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ˈkær ɪtcaret

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. caretnoun

    a mark used by an author or editor to indicate where something is to be inserted into a text


  1. caretnoun

    A mark [^] used by writers and proof readers to indicate that something is to be inserted in the place marked by the caret.

  2. caretnoun

    An indicator, often a blinking line or bar, indicating where the next insertion or other edit will take place. Also called a cursor.

  3. caretnoun

    = háek

  4. Etymology: From the caret, the third-person singular present active indicative form of careo.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. CARETnoun

    A note which shews where something interlined should be read.

    Etymology: caret, Lat. there is wanting.


  1. caret

    A caret is a punctuation mark or symbol (^) used to indicate where something needs to be inserted into a text. It is also used in various fields like mathematics, computing, and proofreading to indicate exponentiation, circumflex accent, and more.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Caretnoun

    a mark [^] used by writers and proof readers to indicate that something is interlined above, or inserted in the margin, which belongs in the place marked by the caret

  2. Caretnoun

    the hawkbill turtle. See Hawkbill

  3. Etymology: [L. caret there is wanting, fr. carere to want.]


  1. Caret

    Caret is an inverted V-shaped grapheme. Specifically, caret commonly refers to the spacing character ^ in ASCII and other character sets that may also be called a hat, control, uparrow, or less frequently chevron, xor sign, to the [power of], fang, shark, pointer, or wedge. Officially, this character is referred to as circumflex accent in both ASCII and Unicode terminology, whereas caret refers to a similar but lowered Unicode character: U+2038 ‸ caret. Additionally, there is another lowered variant with a stroke: U+2041 ⁁ caret insertion point. The caret and circumflex are not to be confused with other chevron-shaped characters, such as U+028C ʌ latin letter turned v or U+2227 ∧ logical and, which may occasionally be called carets too.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Caret

    kā′ret, n. a mark, ^, used in writing when a word is left out. [L. caret, there is wanting.]

Suggested Resources

  1. caret

    The caret symbol -- In this Symbols.com article you will learn about the meaning of the caret symbol and its characteristic.

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Anagrams for caret »

  1. recta

  2. creta

  3. cater

  4. creat

  5. trace

  6. carte

  7. react

  8. crate

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of caret in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of caret in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of caret in a Sentence

  1. Rosie Farrar:

    Leanne Caret's flying for everyone on our team who took on the challenge of human spaceflight and said,' We can do it,'.

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    the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury
    A recital
    B pluck
    C contempt
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