tote

1
[ toht ]
/ toʊt /

verb (used with object), tot·ed, tot·ing.

to carry, as on one's back or in one's arms: to tote a bundle.
to carry on one's person: to tote a gun.
to transport or convey, as on a vehicle or boat.

noun

the act or course of toting.
something that is toted.

QUIZZES

BEAT THE DOLDRUMS WITH THIS WORD OF THE DAY QUIZ!

We know you’ll tackle this quiz totis viribus! See how many words from the week of Oct 12–18, 2020 you get right!
Question 1 of 7
What does “Indigenous” mean?

Origin of tote

1
An Americanism dating back to 1670–80; origin uncertain

OTHER WORDS FROM tote

tot·a·ble, tote·a·ble, adjectivetoter, noun

Definition for tote (2 of 3)

tote2
[ toht ]
/ toʊt /

verb (used with object), tot·ed, tot·ing.

Informal. to add up; total.

Origin of tote

2
1885–90; probably v. use of tote, shortening of total

Definition for tote (3 of 3)

tote3
[ toht ]
/ toʊt /

noun Informal.

a totalizator.

Origin of tote

3
First recorded in 1890–95; by shortening
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for tote

British Dictionary definitions for tote (1 of 2)

tote
/ (təʊt) informal /

verb

(tr) to carry, convey, or drag

noun

the act of or an instance of toting
something toted

Derived forms of tote

toter, noun

Word Origin for tote

C17: of obscure origin

British Dictionary definitions for tote (2 of 2)

Tote
/ (təʊt) /

noun

the Tote (sometimes not capital) trademark short for totalizator (def. 1), totalizator (def. 2)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012