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

Translations for TOTE

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to carry

He was toting a pile of books about with him.

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