cart

[[t]kɑ͟ː(r)t[/t]]
carts, carting, carted
1) N-COUNT A cart is an old-fashioned wooden vehicle that is used for transporting goods or people. Some carts are pulled by animals.

...a country where horse-drawn carts far outnumber cars.

Syn:
2) VERB If you cart things or people somewhere, you carry them or transport them there, often with difficulty. [INFORMAL]

[V n with adv] After both their parents died, one of their father's relatives carted off the entire contents of the house...

[V n with adv] One of them protests loudly, and the Americans cart him away in plastic handcuffs...

[V n with adv] I've been trying to cut down on the stuff that I cart around with me. [Also V n prep]

3) N-COUNT A cart is a small vehicle with a motor. [AM]

Cars are prohibited, so transportation is by electric cart or by horse and buggy...

He drove up in a golf cart to watch them.

4) N-COUNT A cart or a shopping cart is a large metal basket on wheels which is provided by shops such as supermarkets for customers to use while they are in the shop. [AM]
(in BRIT, use trolley)
5) PHRASE: V inflects (disapproval) If you say that someone is putting the cart before the horse, you mean that they are doing things in the wrong order. [INFORMAL]

This puts the cart before the horse; elections should follow, not precede, agreement on a constitution.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Cart — (k[aum]rt), n. [AS. cr[ae]t; cf. W. cart, Ir. & Gael. cairt, or Icel. kartr. Cf. {Car}.] 1. A common name for various kinds of vehicles, as a Scythian dwelling on wheels, or a chariot. Ph[oe]bus cart. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A two wheeled vehicle …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • CART — bezeichnet: den Cart (Clyde), Nebenfluss des Clyde (Fluss) in Schottland CART steht für: Classification and Regression Trees, siehe CART (Algorithmus) Championship Auto Racing Teams Inc., US amerikanische Rennsportorganisation der Champ Car… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Cart — Cart, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Carted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Carting}.] 1. To carry or convey in a cart. [1913 Webster] 2. To expose in a cart by way of punishment. [1913 Webster] She chuckled when a bawd was carted. Prior. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cart — Patronyme assez courant en Franche Comté, où l on trouve aussi la variante Card. Deux possibilités : soit le surnom d un cardeur de laine, soit une aphérèse du prénom Richard, la seconde solution semblant la meilleure. A noter dans le Doubs les… …   Noms de famille

  • cart — c.1200, from O.N. kartr, akin to and replacing O.E. cræt cart, wagon, chariot, perhaps originally body of a cart made of wickerwork, hamper; related to M.Du. cratte woven mat, hamper, Du. krat basket, O.E. cradol (see CRADLE (Cf. cradle)). The… …   Etymology dictionary

  • cart — ► NOUN 1) an open horse drawn vehicle with two or four wheels, used for carrying loads or passengers. 2) a shallow open container on wheels, pulled or pushed by hand. ► VERB 1) convey in a cart or similar vehicle. 2) informal carry (a heavy or… …   English terms dictionary

  • cart — [kärt] n. [ME < ON kartr (akin to OE cræt; orig., body of a cart made of wickerwork, hamper): for IE base see CRADLE] 1. any of various small, strong, two wheeled vehicles drawn by a horse, ox, pony, etc. 2. a light, uncovered wagon or… …   English World dictionary

  • Cart — Cart, v. i. To carry burdens in a cart; to follow the business of a carter. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cart — [n] small attachment for transporting barrow, buggy, curricle, dolly, dray, gig, gurney, handcart, palanquin, pushcart, rickshaw, tilbury, truck, tumbrel, two wheeler, wagon, wheelbarrow; concepts 499,505 cart [v] carry bear, bring, convey, ferry …   New thesaurus

  • cart|er — «KAHR tuhr», noun. a person whose work is driving a cart or truck …   Useful english dictionary

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