Tote Definition

tōt
toted, totes, toting
verb
toted, totes, toting
To carry or haul, esp. in the arms or on the back.
Webster's New World
To be armed with (a gun, etc.)
Webster's New World
To have or bear on one's person.
Gangsters toting guns.
American Heritage
Webster's New World
To determine the total of; add up.
American Heritage
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noun
totes
A tote bag.
American Heritage
The act of toting.
Webster's New World
Something toted; load; haul.
Webster's New World
A pari-mutuel machine.
American Heritage
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Tote

Noun

Singular:
tote
Plural:
totes

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

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

    From Wiktionary

  • Shortening of totalizator

    From Wiktionary

  • Short for totalizator

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

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