tote1 / tōt/ • v. [tr.] inf. carry, wield, or convey (something heavy or substantial): here are books well worth toting home | [as adj. , in comb.] (-toting) a gun-toting loner. • n. short for tote bag.DERIVATIVES: tot·er n. [in comb.] a gun-toter.tote2 • n. (the tote) inf. a system of betting based on the use of the totalizator, in which dividends are calculated according to the amount staked rather than odds offered.