See also: Cart, CART, çart, and cart.

EnglishEdit

 
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A wooden cart

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English cart, kart, from Old Norse kartr (wagon; cart)[1], akin to Old English cræt (a chariot; cart), from Proto-Germanic *krattaz, *krattijô, *kradō, from Proto-Indo-European *gret- (tracery; wattle; cradle; cage; basket), from *ger- (to turn, wind). Cognate with West Frisian kret (wheelbarrow for hauling dung), Dutch krat, kret (crate; wheelbarrow for hauling dung), German Krätze (basket; pannier).

NounEdit

cart (plural carts)

  1. A small, open, wheeled vehicle, drawn or pushed by a person or animal, more often used for transporting goods than passengers.
    The grocer delivered his goods by cart.
    • 1897 December (indicated as 1898), Winston Churchill, chapter 5, in The Celebrity: An Episode, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., OCLC 222716698:
      We made an odd party before the arrival of the Ten, particularly when the Celebrity dropped in for lunch or dinner. He could not be induced to remain permanently at Mohair because Miss Trevor was at Asquith, but he appropriated a Hempstead cart from the Mohair stables and made the trip sometimes twice in a day.
  2. A small motor vehicle resembling a car; a go-cart.
  3. (Internet) A shopping cart.

Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Japanese: カート (kāto)
  • Korean: 카트 (kateu)
TranslationsEdit
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VerbEdit

cart (third-person singular simple present carts, present participle carting, simple past and past participle carted)

  1. (transitive) To carry or convey in a cart.
    • 1886, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, H.L. Brækstad, transl., Folk and Fairy Tales, page 259:
      "You had better cart in your crops! To-morrow it'll be snowing!"
  2. (transitive, informal) To carry goods.
    I've been carting these things around all day.
  3. (transitive) To remove, especially involuntarily or for disposal.
    • 2001, Donald Spoto, Marilyn Monroe: The Biography, chapter 2, 18:
      On August 4, 1927, Della was carted away to the Norwalk State Hospital, suffering from acute myocarditis, a general term for inflammation of the heart and surrounding tissues.
    • 2012, Lindsay Rae, Ashley Clements, & Sarah Marland, World Poverty for Dummies, →ISBN:
      Africans themselves practised slavery and an organised trade carted off African slaves to Middle Eastern countries while Europeans were still huddling in caves.
    • 2012, Paul Lee, Vignettes, →ISBN, page 197:
      Everything was carted off to the dump by Buddy.
  4. (transitive, obsolete) To expose in a cart by way of punishment.
    • 1708, Matthew Prior, Paulo Purganti and His Wife:
      She to intrigues was ev'n hard hearted : She chuckled when a bawd was carted ;
TranslationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Etymology in Merriam-Webster's dictionay

Etymology 2Edit

Clipping of cartridge.

NounEdit

cart (plural carts)

  1. (radio, informal) A tape cartridge used for pre-recorded material such as jingles and advertisements.
  2. (video games, informal) A cartridge for a video game system.
    My Final Fantasy cart on the NES is still alive and kicking.
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IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Irish cartaid (to expel, drive off), from Proto-Celtic *kartati.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

cart (present analytic cartann, future analytic cartfaidh, verbal noun cartadh, past participle carta)

  1. to clear away (dispose of, get rid of)
  2. to scrape clean
  3. to tan (turn animal hide into leather)
  4. to scavenge (feed on carrion or refuse)
  5. (Ulster) to clean, cleanse

ConjugationEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
cart chart gcart
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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