American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. Informal To haul; lug.
- v. Informal To have on one's person; pack: toting guns.
- n. Informal A load; a burden.
- n. A tote bag.
- v. Informal To determine the total of; add up.
- v. Informal To sum up; summarize.
- n. Informal A pari-mutuel machine.
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.
- 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. UK A pari-mutuel machine; a totalizator
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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. colloq. The entire body, or all.
- n. a capacious bag or basket
- v. carry with difficulty
- Shortening of totalizator (Wiktionary)
- 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)
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