from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. Informal To haul; lug.
- transitive v. Informal To have on one's person; pack: toting guns.
- n. Informal A load; a burden.
- n. A tote bag.
- transitive v. Informal To determine the total of; add up.
- transitive v. Informal To sum up; summarize.
- n. Informal A pari-mutuel machine.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A bag, specifically a tote bag.
- n. A heavy burden.
- v. To carry a heavy load.
- v. To add up; to calculate a total.
- n. A pari-mutuel machine; a totalizator
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To carry or bear; ; -- a colloquial word originating in the Southern States, and used there esp. by negroes, now common throughout the U. S.
- n. The entire body, or all.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To haul (supplies) to a logging-camp.
- An obsolete or dialectal form of toot.
- An obsolete form of toot.
- n. The entire body, or all: as, the whole tote.
- Same as tot.
- To count; reckon.
- n. The handle of a joiners' plane.
- To carry or bear, especially in the arms, on the shoulders, or on the back, as a burden or load.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a capacious bag or basket
- v. carry with difficulty
Perhaps (via Black West African English) of Bantu origin; akin to Kongo -tota, to pick up, and Swahili -tuta, to pile up, carry.
Short for totalizator.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Shortening of total, with e to distinguish from tot in writing (Wiktionary)
Shortening of totalizator (Wiktionary)