What does cart mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cartnoun

    a heavy open wagon usually having two wheels and drawn by an animal

  2. handcart, pushcart, cart, go-cartnoun

    wheeled vehicle that can be pushed by a person; may have one or two or four wheels

    "he used a handcart to carry the rocks away"; "their pushcart was piled high with groceries"

  3. haul, hale, cart, dragverb

    draw slowly or heavily

    "haul stones"; "haul nets"

  4. cartverb

    transport something in a cart

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cartnoun

    a common name for various kinds of vehicles, as a Scythian dwelling on wheels, or a chariot

    Etymology: [AS. crt; cf. W. cart, Ir. & Gael. cairt, or Icel. kartr. Cf. Car.]

  2. Cartnoun

    a two-wheeled vehicle for the ordinary purposes of husbandry, or for transporting bulky and heavy articles

    Etymology: [AS. crt; cf. W. cart, Ir. & Gael. cairt, or Icel. kartr. Cf. Car.]

  3. Cartnoun

    a light business wagon used by bakers, grocerymen, butchers, etc

    Etymology: [AS. crt; cf. W. cart, Ir. & Gael. cairt, or Icel. kartr. Cf. Car.]

  4. Cartnoun

    an open two-wheeled pleasure carriage

    Etymology: [AS. crt; cf. W. cart, Ir. & Gael. cairt, or Icel. kartr. Cf. Car.]

  5. Cartverb

    to carry or convey in a cart

    Etymology: [AS. crt; cf. W. cart, Ir. & Gael. cairt, or Icel. kartr. Cf. Car.]

  6. Cartverb

    to expose in a cart by way of punishment

    Etymology: [AS. crt; cf. W. cart, Ir. & Gael. cairt, or Icel. kartr. Cf. Car.]

  7. Cartverb

    to carry burdens in a cart; to follow the business of a carter

    Etymology: [AS. crt; cf. W. cart, Ir. & Gael. cairt, or Icel. kartr. Cf. Car.]


  1. Cart

    A cart is a vehicle designed for transport, using two wheels and normally pulled by one or a pair of draught animals. A handcart is pulled or pushed by one or more people. It is different from a dray or wagon, which is a heavy transport vehicle with four wheels and normally at least two horses, which in turn is different from a carriage, which is used exclusively for transporting humans. The restriction of "carts" to two wheels has become less strictly observed since they were commonly horse-drawn, particularly for those pushed by people. The draught animals used for carts may be horses or ponies, mules, oxen, water buffalo or donkeys, or even smaller animals such as goats or large dogs.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Cart

    kärt, n. a two-wheeled vehicle without springs, used for farm purposes, and for conveying heavy loads.—v.t. to convey in a cart: to carry publicly in a cart as a punishment—formerly done to bawds.—ns. Cart′age, the act or cost of carting; Cart′er, one who drives a cart; Cart′-horse, a horse used for drawing a cart; Cart′-house, a shed for keeping carts; Cart′-load, as much as a cart can carry; Cart's-tail, the hind part of a cart; Cart′way, a road or way by which carts may pass; Cart′wright, a carpenter who makes carts; T′-cart, a four-wheeled open phaeton, seated for four, its ground-plan resembling a T—see also Dog-cart, Mail-cart, Tax-cart, &c.—Put the cart before the horse, to reverse the natural order of things.—Village Cart, an uncovered two-wheeled carriage for one horse, with a low body and one seat; Whitechapel cart, or Chapel cart, a light two-wheeled spring-cart much used by butchers in delivering goods to their customers. [Ety. uncertain; from A.S. cræt, or Ice. kartr.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. CART

    v. t., To take off. CARTOON The take-off.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. cart

    In a military sense, is a vehicle mounted on two wheels, and drawn by hand or by horses or oxen. See Hand-cart, Hand Sling-cart.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'cart' in Nouns Frequency: #2685

Anagrams for cart »

  1. RACT

  2. C-rat

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cart in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cart in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of cart in a Sentence

  1. The Dhammapada:

    If one speaks or acts with a cruel mind, misery follows, as the cart follows the horse... If one speaks or acts with a pure mind, happiness follows, as a shadow follows its source.

  2. Prosecutor Rick Hubbard:

    His kids are dead in the car while he is walking through Walmart. He looks like a regular shopper. But instead in his cart, he had saws, acid not a shovel.

  3. Frank A. Clark:

    Why not upset the apple cart If you don't, the apples will rot anyway.

  4. Paul Veneto:

    I'm not going to walk to New York – people walk, people run … what do flight attendants do? everyone knows what a flight attendant does, they push a beverage cart down the aisle.

  5. Tom Donohue:

    We had candidates who were fundamentally more interested in turning over the apple cart than they were in governing.

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