from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Carter, Betty Originally Lillie Mae Jones. 1930-1998. American jazz singer known for her complex renditions of popular songs. She formed her own trio in 1969.
  • Carter, Howard 1874-1939. British archaeologist who worked in Egypt after 1890 and discovered (1922) the tomb of Tutankhamen.
  • Carter, James Earl, Jr. Known as "Jimmy.” Born 1924. The 39th President of the United States (1977-1981), who is credited with establishing energy-conservation measures, concluding the Panama Canal treaties (1978), and negotiating the Camp David accords between Egypt and Israel (1979). He won the 2002 Nobel Peace Prize.
  • Carter, Rosalynn Smith Born 1928. First Lady of the United States (1977-1981) as the wife of President Jimmy Carter. She worked to improve care for the elderly and for people with mental and emotional disabilities.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An occupational surname for someone who was a carter.
  • proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A charioteer.
  • n. A man who drives a cart; a teamster.
  • n.
  • n. Any species of Phalangium; -- also called harvestman
  • n. A British fish; the whiff.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A charioteer.
  • n. A man who drives a cart, or one whose occupation is to drive a cart or transport goods in carts.
  • n. A kind of fish. See whiff.
  • n. A kind of insect. Kennett. (Halliwell.)

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. Englishman and Egyptologist who in 1922 discovered and excavated the tomb of Tutankhamen (1873-1939)
  • n. someone whose work is driving carts
  • n. 39th President of the United States (1924-)


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