tote

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v tote carry with difficulty "You'll have to lug this suitcase"
    • n tote a capacious bag or basket
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Tote The entire body, or all; as, the whole tote .
    • v. t Tote To carry or bear; as, to tote a child over a stream; to tote a gun on one's hip; -- a colloquial word originating in the Southern States, and used there esp. by negroes, now common throughout the U. S.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • tote To haul (supplies) to a logging-camp.
    • tote An obsolete or dialectal form of toot.
    • tote An obsolete form of toot.
    • n tote The entire body, or all: as, the whole tote.
    • tote Same as tot.
    • tote To count; reckon.
    • n tote The handle of a joiners' plane.
    • tote To carry or bear, especially in the arms, on the shoulders, or on the back, as a burden or load.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Tote tōt to carry as a personal burden, to bear
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. totum, fr. totus, all, whole

Usage

In literature:

The Kakisas even tote water in bark pails.
"The Woman from Outside" by Hulbert Footner
I calkilate they'll tote you out of this rather sudden.
"The Young Lieutenant" by Oliver Optic
You must have toted 'em in your hands, too, for you forgot your basket.
"Frank of Freedom Hill" by Samuel A. Derieux
Now, Bud, you tote in the lady's trunk, 'n then go.
"A Tar-Heel Baron" by Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton
You must tote us about.
"The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol" by William J. Locke
Me yent kin tote um no mo'.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
You don't know how to tote it nohow.
"The Jucklins" by Opie Read
This is pretty far to tote gold bars.
"Across the Mesa" by Jarvis Hall
He tote a bushy tail.
"Negro Folk Rhymes" by Thomas W. Talley
Then he led me by the hand till I got tired, then toted me on his back till I got rested.
"Burl" by Morrison Heady
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In poetry:

Was ist der Trompetenstoß wert, wenn er
nicht Wunder tut,
nicht Tote erweckt? Nur die Träne, die
Träne fällt,
und sie fragt nicht, wozu ist sie gut.
"Zigeuner im Armsünderhaus (German)" by Mihaly Babits
His farm was well enough, but stones
Kind of stern, ruthless facts is;
An' he jest made out to save a mite,
An' pay his righteous taxes,
An' mebbe tote some flour an' pork
To poor old critters past their work.
"The Deacon And His Daughter" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
"Now, I seed a beau'ful tuhkey on a certain gemmun's fahm.
He's a-growin' fat an' sassy, an' a-struttin' to a chahm.
Chickens, sheeps, hogs, sweet pertaters--all de craps is fine dis year;
All we needs is a committee foh to tote de goodies here."
"An Indignation Dinner" by James David Corrothers

In news:

A man was robbed by a gun-toting bandit Tuesday afternoon in the 4100 block of West Irving, police said.
This crunchy coleslaw alternative is good for toting to picnics and pot lucks, as it has no mayonnaise.
When a final accounting of the US war in Iraq is toted up, we may learn why so many things went wrong.
When you donate $12 a month as a sustaining member, we'll send you the KAZU Canvas Boat Tote bag.
Racetracks are beginning to implement mobile wagering at their facilities with positive results, but officials said Oct 3 they don't expect it to chase away tote machines and advance deposit wagering systems.
Fickle customers toting mobile devices are just one click away from taking their business elsewhere.
HONG KONG — "Money Creates Taste" read the ART HK tote bags and T-shirts being hawked at the Hong Kong International Art Fair, a five-day event that ended Sunday.
These ladies love their Falabella Tote.
Khloe's Ellsie Smart Tote Khloe rocks her Ellsie tote at the Roosevelt hotel.
The Tote You Can Trust.
Say goodbye to yesterday's tired tote-tech … and hello to the new, improved KPLU "Turbo" Tote Bag .
' Tote Bag Project' announced at Ogdensburg Gran View.
Check out these reusable totes.
Carry the essentials and more in these stylish, oversized totes, hobos , and satchels.
TOTE expects its new hybrids will be the largest ships in the world powered primarily by LNG.
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