tote

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Probably from Low German tute ("bag"). Cognate with German Tüte (bag). Most likely not of Germanic origin. Confer Finnish tuoda (to carry, bear, bring, fetch, get).

Noun[edit]

tote (plural totes)

  1. A bag, specifically a tote bag.
  2. A heavy burden.
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Verb[edit]

tote (third-person singular simple present totes, present participle toting, simple past and past participle toted)

  1. To carry or bear.
    • 2017 July 7, Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, “The ambitious War For The Planet Of The Apes ends up surrendering to formula”, in The Onion AV Club[1]:
      In stretches, this new Apes is an audacious, idiosyncratic piece of blockbuster filmmaking: a mix of Pixar, revenge Westerns, and Apocalypse Now, told almost entirely from the point-of-view of a posse of gun-toting, super-evolved apes as they roam the snowy Sierra Nevada foothills of the post-apocalyptic future, accompanied by a mute human girl, and bear witness to the strange cruelty of man.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 8, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      We toted in the wood and got the fire going nice and comfortable. Lord James still set in one of the chairs and Applegate had cabbaged the other and was hugging the stove.
    to tote a child over a stream
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Etymology 2[edit]

Short for total, with e to distinguish from tot in writing.

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Verb[edit]

tote (third-person singular simple present totes, present participle toting, simple past and past participle toted)

  1. To add up; to calculate a total.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Short for totalizator.

Noun[edit]

tote (plural totes)

  1. (Britain) A pari-mutuel machine; a totalizator
    • 1892, Banjo Paterson, The Man from Ironbark
      He was a humorist of note and keen at repartee,
      He laid the odds and kept a "tote", whatever that may be,
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German[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tote

  1. inflected form of tot

Ido[edit]

Etymology[edit]

tota (whole, entire) +‎ -e (adverb)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adverb[edit]

tote

  1. entirely, perfectly, thoroughly

Related terms[edit]

  • tota (whole, entire)
  • totala (total)
  • totale (totally)
  • entote (ensemble, altogether, on the whole, in all, in a body, bodily, overall)

Interlingua[edit]

Determiner[edit]

tote

  1. (quantifying) all, the entire

Japanese[edit]

Romanization[edit]

tote

  1. Rōmaji transcription of とて

Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

(Classical) IPA(key): /ˈtoː.te/

Adjective[edit]

tōte

  1. vocative masculine singular of tōtus

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch tuote, equivalent to toe + te.

Preposition[edit]

tōte

  1. up to, towards, to (a specific destination or point in time)
  2. at (a specific point in time)
  3. with respect to

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Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • tote (I)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • tote (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929