|1.||a heavy open vehicle, usually having two wheels and drawn by horses, used in farming and to transport goods|
|2.||a light open horse-drawn vehicle having two wheels and springs, for business or pleasure|
|3.||any small vehicle drawn or pushed by hand, such as a trolley|
|4.||put the cart before the horse to reverse the usual or natural order of things|
|5.||(usually tr) to use or draw a cart to convey (goods, etc): to cart groceries|
|6.||(tr) to carry with effort; haul: to cart wood home|
|[C13: from Old Norse kartr; related to Old English cræt carriage, Old French carete; see |
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a vehicle moving on wheels, and usually drawn by oxen (2 Sam. 6:3). The Hebrew word thus rendered, _'agalah_ (1 Sam. 6:7, 8), is also rendered "wagon" (Gen. 45:19). It is used also to denote a war-chariot (Ps. 46:9). Carts were used for the removal of the ark and its sacred utensils (Num. 7:3, 6). After retaining the ark amongst them for seven months, the Philistines sent it back to the Israelites. On this occasion they set it in a new cart, probably a rude construction, with solid wooden wheels like that still used in Western Asia, which was drawn by two milch cows, which conveyed it straight to Beth-shemesh. A "cart rope," for the purpose of fastening loads on carts, is used (Isa. 5:18) as a symbol of the power of sinful pleasures or habits over him who indulges them. (See CORD.) In Syria and Palestine wheel-carriages for any other purpose than the conveyance of agricultural produce are almost unknown.
put the cart before the horse
see cart before the horse.