See also: Cart, CART, çart, and cart.

English edit

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A wooden cart

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Etymology 1 edit

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). Wider cognates include Sanskrit ग्रन्थ (grantha, a binding).

Noun edit

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 V, in The Celebrity: An Episode, New York, N.Y.: The Macmillan Company; London: Macmillan & Co., Ltd., →OCLC:
      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.

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Descendants edit
  • Japanese: カート (kāto)
  • Korean: 카트 (kateu)
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Verb edit

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, translated by H.L. Brækstad, 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, chapter 2, in Marilyn Monroe: The Biography, page 18:
      On August 4, 1927, Della was carted away to the Norwalk State Hospital, suffering from acute myocarditis
    • 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
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References edit

  1. ^ Etymology in Merriam-Webster's dictionay

Etymology 2 edit

Clipping of cartridge.

Noun edit

cart (plural carts)

  1. (radio, informal) A tape cartridge used for pre-recorded material such as jingles and advertisements.
  2. (computing, video games, informal) A cartridge for a computer or video game system.
    My Final Fantasy cart on the NES is still alive and kicking.
  3. (slang) A cartridge containing cannabis oil used in vape pens.
    • 2022 June 23, Christina Caron, quoting Elysse, “Teens Are Getting Sick From Products With High THC Levels”, in The New York Times[1], New York, N.Y.: The New York Times Company, →ISSN, →OCLC, archived from the original on 2023-12-19:
      Elysse got sober before entering college but soon found that seemingly everyone on her dorm floor habitually used weed. ¶ "Not only carts," she said, referring to the cannabis cartridges used in vape pens, "but bongs, pipes, bowls — absolutely everything."
    • 2023 March 17, Danielle Guercio, “How to Unclog a Vape Pen”, in Lifehacker[2], archived from the original on 2023-12-22:
      Vapes are a relatively new innovation, and at this point, the process of feeding cannabis oil to a heat source creates a few challenges for devices like disposable carts to overcome.
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Etymology edit

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

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Verb edit

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

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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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Etymology edit

Borrowed from English kart.

Noun edit

cart n (plural carturi)

  1. go-cart

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