tot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v tot determine the sum of "Add all the people in this town to those of the neighboring town"
    • n tot a young child
    • n tot a small amount (especially of a drink) "a tot of rum"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1947, Toys for Tots started making the holidays a little happier for children by organizing its first Christmas toy drive for needy youngsters.
    • Tot A drinking cup of small size, holding about half a pint.
    • Tot A foolish fellow.
    • Tot Anything small; -- frequently applied as a term of endearment to a little child.
    • n Tot Lit., so much; -- a term used in the English exchequer to indicate that a debt was good or collectible for the amount specified, and often written opposite the item.
    • Tot To add; to count; to make up the sum of; to total; -- often with up. "The last two tot up the bill."
    • Tot To mark with the word “tot”; as, a totted debt. See Tot n.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tot Anything small or insignificant; especially, a small child: used as a term of endearment.
    • n tot A drinking-cup holding about half a pint; also, a small quantity; especially, when applied to liquor, as much as makes a draught or dram.
    • n tot A foolish fellow.
    • n tot Originally, so many; so much: formerly written opposite an item in an account to indicate that the debt was good. The full expression is given as tot pecuniæ regi debetur, so much money is due to the king.
    • n tot An exercise in addition; a sum.
    • tot To mark (an account or a name) with the word tot: as, to tot an item in a bill. See tot, n., 1.
    • tot To count up; add; sum: usually with up.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tot tot anything little, esp. a child: a drinking-cup holding but half-a-pint, a small dram
    • v.t Tot tot to add or sum up
    • n Tot an addition of a long column
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Toddle Tottle Totter

Usage

In literature:

Hya, any tot for Johnny?
"Soldier Stories" by Rudyard Kipling
Shall I tot up the bill for him?
"Robin Hood" by Paul Creswick
What does it tot up to?
"The Madcap of the School" by Angela Brazil
And just think what little tots they are that make them!
"Harper's Young People, September 7, 1880" by Various
They'm all sixes and sebens down below; so I'll lave 'em bide a bit, and hab a tot o' liquor and lie down for a spell.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 26, October, 1880" by Various
But one evening after the singing, two little tots settled down for a talk.
"Lotus Buds" by Amy Carmichael
Then came the little tot, the baby, to be carried across in his arms.
"Ox-Team Days on the Oregon Trail" by Ezra Meeker
It had killed the father of those tots of hers.
"Mayflower (Flor de mayo)" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
Carries lunch pails, pulls sleds, and I've seen that little crippled tot of Jonas Mills' on Ginger's back.
"At the Crossroads" by Harriet T. Comstock
I have taught your children from little tots up to their confirmation.
"Walter Pieterse" by Multatuli
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In poetry:

Zien de matelooze wereld
Stralen nog van zoom tot zoom;
Heel de matelooze wereld
Bleef uw ongerepte droom!
"Invocatio Amoris" by Pieter Cornelis Boutens
Laat mij onder uw beminden,
't Zij gij zegent of kastijdt:
Blijf mij eeuwiglijk verblinden
Tot het kind dat u belijdt.
"Invocatio Amoris" by Pieter Cornelis Boutens
O te weenen, o te lachen
Tot de neevlen zijn doorschenen,
En haar weenen wordt als lachen,
En haar lachen is als weenen:
"Herdenken" by Pieter Cornelis Boutens
"Voor wie als ik van kind tot knaap,
Van man tot grijsaard derven,
Voor die is dood en sterven
Maar verontruste slaap....
"Lethe" by Pieter Cornelis Boutens
I mind the time when we lost our bairn,—
Do you ken that time? A wambling tot,
You wandered away ane simmer day,
And we hunted and called, and found you not.
"Ailsie, My Bairn" by Eugene Field
Zoo vroeg in de koelte en in groeiende zoelte
Gaan ze felgebogen door den flikkerdag,
Tot de zeise zwijgt en het goudgewoel te
Verstarren ligt van zijn laatsten slag.
"De Maaiers" by Margot Vos

In news:

Toys for Tots Bootcamp .
Toys for Tots fundraiser underway.
Toys for Tots fundraiser underway The South Johnston High School baseball program is currently holding its eighth annual Toys for Tots community service project.
The Besso Clinic partners with Toys for Tots to Brighten the Holidays for Children.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage recently kicked off its annual Toys for Tots program in partnership with the United States Marine Corps Reserve and its annual Operation: One Warm Coat clothing drive.
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage kicks off annual Toys for Tots campaign.
Toys for Tots campaign continues to "Stuff the Truck".
Toys for Tots drive through Dec 16.
Castle Park's Toys for Tots drive lasts through Sunday, Dec 16.
The chamber and LOV have partnered together for the annual Toys for Tots Drive for several years.
We have the Goodfellow Fund, Salvation Army, Toys for Tots and many others.
Coast Guard will escort Santa for Toys for Tots.
Coast Guard will escort Santa for Toys for Tots.
Volunteer firefighters and first responders from all over Dodge County spent their day collecting toys for Toys for Tots.
Toys For Tots volunteers are spending the day at Walmart stores across the state to collect thousands of toys for less fortunate children.
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In science:

Also shown is the analytical horizon mass Mboosted = pM 2 tot − P 2 .
Local and global properties of conformally flat initial data for black hole collisions
Instead Mtot tends to M ∗ tot (Equation (28)).
Local and global properties of conformally flat initial data for black hole collisions
The angular momentum conservation is given simply by J tot = J gal + J sat = Pi=N i=1 m ri × v i + Ms rs × vs .
Slow evolution of elliptical galaxies induced by dynamical friction. I. Capture of a system of satellites
Kc−√2uc− Z x ˜ηrel (x) = − ηtot (x) = η+ (x) + η− (x), ηrel (x) = η+ (x) − η− (x).
Electron transport in parallel quantum wires with random potentials
TX ,tot is measured in an aperture of radius R62Mpc b kTX ,ann is measured in an annulus defined by 0.16R62Mpc c A 1763 has not been observed by Chandra.
A Hubble Space Telescope Lensing Survey of X-ray Luminous Galaxy Clusters: IV. Mass, Structure and Thermodynamics of Cluster Cores at z=0.2
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