What does carter mean?

Definitions for carter
ˈkɑr tərcarter

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Carter, Howard Carternoun

    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 Carternoun

    39th President of the United States (1924-)

  3. carternoun

    someone whose work is driving carts


  1. Carternoun

    for someone who was a carter.

  2. Carternoun

    transferred from the surname.

  3. carternoun

    A person who transported goods on a horse-drawn cart

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Carternoun

    The man who drives a cart, or whose trade it is to drive a cart.

    Etymology: from cart.

    If he love her not,
    Let me be no assistant for a state,
    But keep a farm, and carters. William Shakespeare, Hamlet.

    The divine goodness never fails, provided that, according to the advice of Hercules to the carter, we put our own shoulders to the work. Roger L'Estrange.

    The criminals are seiz’d upon the place:
    Carter and host confronted face to face. Dryden.

    It is the prudence of a carter to put bells upon his horses, to make them carry their burdens cheerfully. John Dryden, Dufresnoy.


  1. carter

    "Carter" can have multiple definitions depending on the context: 1) In general, it is an English surname that has been used over centuries. The occupational origins of the name relate to a person who transports goods by cart or wagon. 2) It could also refer to individuals with the first name "Carter". 3) In a broader context, "Carter" could refer to Former President of the United States, Jimmy Carter. Originally, the term "Carter" was an old English occupational name given to someone whose work involved transporting goods, particularly someone who operates a cart to transport goods. The term was derived from the Latin "Carrum", meaning "carrier".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Carternoun

    a charioteer

  2. Carternoun

    a man who drives a cart; a teamster

  3. Carternoun

    any species of Phalangium; -- also called harvestman

  4. Carternoun

    a British fish; the whiff

Editors Contribution

  1. Carter

    He big mean

    Carter is a douche

    Submitted by 1016454 on January 30, 2020  

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  1. Carter

    A doctor who wants everybody to have liver trouble.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Carter is ranked #49 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Carter surname appeared 376,966 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 128 would have the surname Carter.

    58.2% or 219,394 total occurrences were White.
    35.5% or 134,162 total occurrences were Black.
    2.6% or 9,990 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    2.3% or 8,821 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.7% or 2,940 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.4% or 1,696 total occurrences were Asian.

Anagrams for carter »

  1. crater

  2. Crater

  3. tracer

  4. arrect

  5. recart

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of carter in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of carter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of carter in a Sentence

  1. President Barack Obama:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Rosalynn and the entire Carter family as they face this challenge with the same grace and determination that they have shown so many times before. Jimmy, you're as resilient as they come, and along with the rest of America, we are rooting for you.

  2. Paris Hilton:

    The support of my sister, my mom and Carter are just amazing, he was helping to plan everything. He’s just so loving all the time … So I’m very lucky to have amazing people around me all the time.

  3. Carter Page:

    Unless you tell me, 'Hell yes! That would be bothersome,' which I think is the simple answer, I'm going to assume that Carter Page, frankly, doesn't care if there was a black hand in the election of Donald Trump, i care about the negative hands that were all over this thing.

  4. Jonathan Reckford:

    I am saddened that we have had to cancel this year's Carter Work Project.

  5. Rush Hour:

    Carter This is the United States of James Carter here. I'm the president, I'm the emperor, I'm the king. I'm Michael Jackson, you Tito

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    a state of acute pain
    A suffering
    B rapture
    C accident
    D gauge

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