tote

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See also: Tote, töte, and totě

English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /təʊt/
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  • (US) IPA(key): /toʊt/
  • Rhymes: -əʊt

Etymology 1[edit]

Probably from Middle Low German tûte, tǖte (horn, conical paper bag), whence also German Tute (horn, bugle) and German Tüte (bag, paper bag). Compare also Saterland Frisian Tüütje (paper bag), West Frisian tút (spout, toot, kiss), Dutch tuit (horn, spout, nozzle), Swedish tuta (to honk), Danish tud (spout, nozzle), Old Norse tútna (to be blown up). Further origin unknown. This etymology is incomplete. You can help Wiktionary by elaborating on the origins of this term.

Noun[edit]

tote (plural totes)

  1. A tote bag.
  2. A heavy burden.
  3. (logistics) A kind of plastic box used for transporting goods.
    • 2012, Chittaranjan Kole, Chandrashekhar P. Joshi, David R. Shonnard, Handbook of Bioenergy Crop Plants (page 129)
      They can be used for palleted bags, totes, or bales and can also be used to transport large logs.
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Verb[edit]

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

  1. (Southern US) To carry or bear.
    • 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.
    • 1980, Stephen King, The Wedding Gig
      It took ten pallbearers to carry her coffin. There was a picture of them toting it in one of the tabloids.
    • 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.
    • April 5 2022, Tina Brown, “How Princess Diana’s Dance With the Media Impacted William and Harry”, in Vanity Fair[2]:
      Like many women whose relationships with their husbands have become dysfunctional, Diana used her elder son as both a stand-in and a buffer, toting him along for meetings with journalists.
      adapted from the book The Palace Papers, published 2022 by Penguin Books
    • 2022 November 16, Paul Bigland, “From rural branches to high-speed arteries”, in RAIL, number 970, page 55:
      The storm has passed when I arrive at Southampton Central, but more fun is to come. The station platforms and waiting rooms are crammed with people, many toting enormous amounts of baggage as they have just come off a cruise liner.
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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, Australia) 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,
  2. (Britain, Australia) Pari-mutuel betting.
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German[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

tote

  1. inflection of tot:
    1. strong/mixed nominative/accusative feminine singular
    2. strong nominative/accusative plural
    3. weak nominative all-gender singular
    4. weak accusative feminine/neuter singular

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]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin tōtus.

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): /ˈto.te/, [ˈt̪ɔt̪ɛ]

Adjective[edit]

tote

  1. vocative masculine singular of totus

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]

  • Dutch: tot
    • Afrikaans: tot
    • Berbice Creole Dutch: tutu
    • Jersey Dutch: tut, tût
    • Negerhollands: tot, tee
  • Limburgish: tót

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