Tote meaning

tōt
To tote is to carry something, or to be carrying a weapon.

An example of tote is to carry home your groceries.

An example of tote is to carry a gun.

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To haul; lug.

Toted my gear to the car.

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To have or bear on one's person.

Gangsters toting guns.

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To determine the total of; add up.
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To sum up; summarize.
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A pari-mutuel machine.
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To carry or haul, esp. in the arms or on the back.
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To be armed with (a gun, etc.)
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A bag, specifically a tote bag.
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A heavy burden.
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To carry or bear.

To tote a child over a stream.

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To add up; to calculate a total.
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(UK) A pari-mutuel machine; a totalizator.
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The definition of a tote is a bag.

An example of a tote is a canvas bag used for groceries.

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A tote bag.
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Origin of tote

  • Probably from an English-based creole Gullah Krio tot to carry of Bantu origin Kongo -tota to pick up and Swahili -tuta to pile up, carry

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Short for totalizator

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Shortening of total, with e to distinguish from tot in writing

    From Wiktionary

  • Shortening of totalizator

    From Wiktionary