- Caret Ca"ret (k[=a]"r[e^]t or k[a^]r"[e^]t), n. [L. caret there is wanting, fr. carere to want.] A mark [^] used by writers and proof readers to indicate that something is interlined above, or inserted in the margin, which belongs in the place marked by the caret. [1913 Webster] ||
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.