Definitions for TOTEtoʊt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

totetoʊt(v.; n.)tot•ed, tot•ing

  1. (v.t.)to carry, as on one's back or in one's arms.

  2. to carry on one's person:

    to tote a gun.

  3. to transport or convey, as on a vehicle.

  4. (n.)something that is toted.

  5. Ref: tote bag.

Origin of tote:

1670–80, Amer.; prob. < an English-based creole; cf. Gullah, Krio tot, Cameroon Pidgin tut



totetoʊt(v.t.)tot•ed, tot•ing.

  1. Informal. to add up; total.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

Origin of tote:

1885–90; prob. v. use of tote, shortening of total


  1. a totalizator.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

Origin of tote:

1890–95; by shortening

Princeton's WordNet

  1. carryall, holdall, tote, tote bag(verb)

    a capacious bag or basket

  2. lug, tote, tug(verb)

    carry with difficulty

    "You'll have to lug this suitcase"


  1. tote(Noun)

    A bag, specifically a tote bag.

  2. tote(Noun)

    A heavy burden.

  3. tote(Verb)

    To carry a heavy load.

  4. tote(Verb)

    To add up; to calculate a total.

  5. tote(Noun)

    A pari-mutuel machine; a totalizator

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tote(verb)

    to carry or bear; as, to tote a child over a stream; -- a colloquial word of the Southern States, and used esp. by negroes

  2. Tote(noun)

    the entire body, or all; as, the whole tote


  1. T.O.T.E.

    The T.O.T.E. or TOTE, standing for "Test - Operate - Test - Exit", is an iterative problem solving strategy based on feedback loops. It was described by George A. Miller, Eugene Galanter, and Karl H. Pribram in their 1960 book, Plans and the Structure of Behavior which outlined their conception of cognitive psychology.

Translations for TOTE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to carry

He was toting a pile of books about with him.

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