from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To solicit customers, votes, or patronage, especially in a brazen way.
- intransitive v. To obtain and deal in information on racehorses.
- transitive v. To solicit or importune: street vendors who were touting pedestrians.
- transitive v. Chiefly British To obtain or sell information on (a racehorse or stable) for the guidance of bettors.
- transitive v. To promote or praise energetically; publicize: "For every study touting the benefits of hormone therapy, another warns of the risks” ( Yanick Rice Lamb).
- n. Chiefly British One who obtains information on racehorses and their prospects and sells it to bettors.
- n. One who solicits customers brazenly or persistently: "The administration of the nation's literary affairs falls naturally into the hands of touts and thieves” ( Lewis H. Lapham).
- n. Chiefly Scots and Irish Slang One who informs against others; an informer.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Someone advertising for customers in an aggressive way.
- n. A person, at a racecourse, who offers supposedly inside information on which horse is likely to win
- v. To flaunt, to publicize/publicise; to boast or brag; to promote.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who secretly watches race horses which are in course of training, to get information about their capabilities, for use in betting.
- n. One who gives a tip on a race horses for an expected compensation, esp. in hopes of a share in any winnings; -- usually contemptuous.
- n. One who solicits custom, as a runner for a hotel, cab, gambling place.
- n. A spy for a smuggler, thief, or the like.
- n. In the game of solo, a proposal to win all eight tricks.
- n. The anus.
- intransitive v. To act as a tout. See 2d tout.
- intransitive v. To ply or seek for customers.
- intransitive v. To look narrowly; spy.
- intransitive v.
- intransitive v. To spy out the movements of race horses at their trials, or to get by stealth or other improper means the secrets of the stable, for betting purposes.
- intransitive v. To act as a tout; to tout, or give a tip on, a race horse.
- intransitive v. To toot a horn.
- transitive v. To spy out information about, as a racing stable or horse.
- transitive v. To give a tip on (a race horse) to a better with the expectation of sharing in the latter's winnings.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To look about; spy; specifically, in modern racing slang, to spy out the movements of race-horses at training.
- To look about for customers; solicit custom, employment, or the like.
- To follow.
- To pout; be seized with a sudden fit of ill humor.
- n. Same as touter.
- n. In horse-racing, a person who clandestinely watches the trials of race-horses at their training quarters and for a fee gives information for betting purposes.
- n. In the game of solo, a play when one person takes or proposes to take all the tricks. Also touter.
- n. The buttocks; the backside; the fundament.
- n. A pet; a huff; a fit of ill humor.
- n. A fit or slight attack of illness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who advertises for customers in an especially brazen way
- n. one who sells advice about gambling or speculation (especially at the racetrack)
- v. advertize in strongly positive terms
- v. show off
- n. someone who buys tickets to an event in order to resell them at a profit
Frenchman, that "_comprendre tout, c'est pardonner tout_," or, better yet, that to understand all is to understand that there is nothing to pardon, will not be chary of their cheers to him who is able to advance their cause, nor of their curses upon him who betrays it.
But _tout lasse, tout casse, tout passe_; and while the kingfisher turns his sapphire back in the sun against the lemon-yellow of the willow leaves, and the smouldering russet of the oak-crowns succeeds to the crimson of the beeches and the gold of the elms, we shall do well to emulate the serene magnanimity of Nature and console ourselves with the reflection that the rural philosopher, if only assured of
Il n'y a pas un homme a Londres qui possède un cercle d'amis comme le sien: tout ce qu'il y a de plus distingué _en tout_.
May gadgets & wires be humming with harmony again tout de suite.
Pour cacher mon fou-rire, je pars faire chauffer du lait; j'apporte le beurre et des tartines de pain tout juste grillé.
If what they tout is really valid, then it would make sense to halt the ARES program and seriously look at the Direct 2.0 (or other) system.
She and McCain tout themselves as leaders who can bring about change, but where have both of them been for the past 30 years on this issue of energy?
I have tried to distinguish between us, but a couple of times recently I fell back into the habit of a lifetime and just used my name tout court.
The EO you so highly tout, is dated: March 25, 2003
The article reports on Yale Dining's new initiative, the Uncommon Market, and how its inaccurate labels tout fruits and vegetables from across the continent as "local."
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