• WordNet 3.6
    • v cart transport something in a cart
    • v cart draw slowly or heavily "haul stones","haul nets"
    • n cart a heavy open wagon usually having two wheels and drawn by an animal
    • n cart 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"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Gentleman in Cart Gentleman in Cart
Farmer in cart Farmer in cart
Ox-cart in which old Miss Jacob ust to go a-visitin Ox-cart in which old Miss Jacob ust to go a-visitin
Rushing the Apparatus-Cart Rushing the Apparatus-Cart
"They were brought in a large spring cart." "They were brought in a large spring cart."
Mule drawing a cart Mule drawing a cart

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Before the first French cafe in the late 1700's, coffee was sold by street vendors in Europe, in the Arab fashion. The Arabs were the forerunners of the sidewalk espresso carts of today.
    • Cart A common name for various kinds of vehicles, as a Scythian dwelling on wheels, or a chariot. "Phœbus' cart ."
    • Cart A light business wagon used by bakers, grocerymen, butchers, etc.
    • Cart A two-wheeled vehicle for the ordinary purposes of husbandry, or for transporting bulky and heavy articles. "Packing all his goods in one poor cart ."
    • Cart An open two-wheeled pleasure carriage.
    • v. i Cart To carry burdens in a cart; to follow the business of a carter.
    • Cart To carry or convey in a cart.
    • Cart To expose in a cart by way of punishment. "She chuckled when a bawd was carted ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: It is illegal in Reno, Nevada to conceal a spray-painted shopping cart in your basement.
    • n cart A car or chariot.
    • n cart A two-wheeled vehicle, shorter and higher set than a car, usually for one horse and often without springs, for the conveyance of heavy goods.
    • n cart A cart-load. A cart of coals was formerly in England 8¾ hundredweight by statute.
    • cart To carry or convey in a cart: as, to cart goods.
    • cart To expose in a cart, by way of punishment.
    • cart To use carts for carriage.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Public telephones in Israel are no longer operated by tokens as they were in the past. They are now operated by magnetic cards known in Hebrew as a telecart (tel-eh-cart). These plastic cards, the same size and shape as a credit card, are available at post offices, some hotel reception desks, street kiosks and dispensing machines.
    • n Cart kärt a two-wheeled vehicle without springs, used for farm purposes, and for conveying heavy loads
    • v.t Cart to convey in a cart: to carry publicly in a cart as a punishment—formerly done to bawds
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  • Russian Proverb
    Russian Proverb
    “It is not the horse that draws the cart, but the oats.”


Putting the cart before the horse - When you put the cart before the horse, you are doing something the wrong way round.
Upset the apple cart - If you upset the apple cart, you cause trouble and upset people.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. cræt,; cf. W. cart, Ir. & Gael. cairt, or Icel. kartr,. Cf. Car


In literature:

Two-score workers, men, women, and children, a cart and a pair of horses were scattered over it.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
The entire force consisted of the mule and the cart thereto belonging, and the bull and his cart.
"Detailed Minutiae of Soldier life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865" by Carlton McCarthy
She's coming in an old cart that belongs to Farmer Treherne.
"Girls of the Forest" by L. T. Meade
He was annoyed by the passing of Gourlay's carts, and he took it out of Sandy Toddle.
"The House with the Green Shutters" by George Douglas Brown
There was only one change, and at Upperton the pony-cart would be waiting for me.
"Fifty-Two Stories For Girls" by Various
The poor fellow seemed almost past hope, when one day Mr. Goforth brought him to the mission in his cart.
"How I Know God Answers Prayer" by Rosalind Goforth
Around the cart crowded twenty people.
"The Indifference of Juliet" by Grace S. Richmond
I s'pose you have a lot of goods in your cart; goin' to do some tradin' with the Mingoes, maybe.
"Far Past the Frontier" by James A. Braden
Will you trust me with old Moll and the cart to-night?
"The Witch of Salem" by John R. Musick
But what is one little airing when one has a new cart?
"Mary Jane's City Home" by Clara Ingram Judson

In poetry:

Our cart slowly forces
Through sand, and we ride
So near that the horses
Are splashed by the tide.
"The Drive" by Adam Gottlob Oehlenschlaeger
And the owner, a woman,
Did not slouch or stand,
But in her cart sitting
Was as grand as the grand;
"Asses" by Padraic Colum
The potter to hes cart he went,
He was not to seke;
A god to-hande staffe therowt he hent,
Befor Roben he lepe.
"Robin Hood And The Potter" by Andrew Lang
"Yn mey cart y haffe a bowe,
Forsoyt," he seyde, "and that a godde;
Yn mey cart ys the bow
That I had of Robyn Hode."
"Robin Hood And The Potter" by Andrew Lang
That drive afield with carts and ploughs?
Such men are common here,
And pastoral maidens milking cows
Are dwelling everywhere.
"Distant Hills" by John Clare
But these words of Sheriff Packer
Rang above the swelling noise:
"Must I wait and lose my dinner?
Draw away the cart, my boys!"
"Ballad Of Ruth Bay" by Albert Laighton

In news:

Ripley's Nathan Tucker blocked a Mason Carte extra point attempt in overtime and Ripley survived one of the most competitive battles for the Hatchet in the history of the rivalry game, 17-16.
Carts and hand trucks ease heavy lifting .
Large piles of luggage being carted through Southwest Florida International Airport isn't a good sign.
The shopping cart is a strong sign that a member of the Homo sapiens (knowing man) species is nearby.
The Subaru BRZ offers good, clean thrills from a car not unlike a bigger, more refined go-cart.
Come by chariot, come by golf cart, come however you can but come to Caesar's Palace.
Ruidoso resident Cliff Aldrich fills up shopping carts in Lawrence Brothers IGA s Dash for Groceries, a three minute free shopping spree that Aldrich won.
A LA CARTE;Interested in Fine Dining.
John the Baptist Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested three men who are accused of robbing two men and a woman who were riding on a golf cart Saturday night in Reserve .
"Horse Cart" by Shirley McCay.
All those flat screens televisions sticking out of shopping carts in the aisles of Target stores early Friday morning were no optical illusion.
Murderous and macabre, Karachi is a patch quilt of robust commerce and urban detritus, where modern seaside high rises loom above mud-caked squatter colonies and much of the water supply is delivered by donkey cart.
If music reproduction drives the sound system design process, the cart is before the horse.
The recently-organized authority in charge of developing Allentown's hockey arena and surrounding properties seems to have put the cart before the horse.
The Kedoteng sludge cart can maneuver through Jakarta 's narrow streets to service latrines.

In science:

Since the cart accelerated slowly, 6 dots (representing about two-tenths of a second) look as if they are representing a constant speed.
The role of context and culture in teaching physics: The implication of disciplinary differences
Fig. 7: Pasco low-friction cart and ticker-tape tapper.
The role of context and culture in teaching physics: The implication of disciplinary differences
One important class of RFID applications addresses delay-sensitive dense scenarios, where a large number of RFID Tags must be read within the minimum possible time by a Reader device — think of, e.g., a shopping cart carrying hundreds of tagged items traversing a RFID reading gate.
Pseudo-random Aloha for Enhanced Collision-recovery in RFID
Schaeffer, Conjugaison d’arbres et cartes combinatoires al´eatoires. phd thesis, (1998).
Percolations on random maps I: half-plane models
The model described in Breiman (2001) builds each tree on a bootstrapped sample of the training set using the CART methodology (Breiman et al., 1984).
Consistency of Online Random Forests