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lot

Noun

1 (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "it must have cost plenty" [syn: batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, mass, mess, mickle, mint, muckle, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad, whole lot, whole slew]
2 a parcel of land having fixed boundaries; "he bought a lot on the lake"
3 your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you); "whatever my fortune may be"; "deserved a better fate"; "has a happy lot"; "the luck of the Irish"; "a victim of circumstances"; "success that was her portion" [syn: fortune, destiny, fate, luck, circumstances, portion]
4 any collection in its entirety; "she bought the whole caboodle" [syn: bunch, caboodle]
5 an unofficial association of people or groups; "the smart set goes there"; "they were an angry lot" [syn: set, circle, band]
6 anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random; "the luck of the draw"; "they drew lots for it" [syn: draw]
7 (Old Testament) nephew of Abraham; God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah but chose to spare Lot and his family who were told to flee without looking back at the destruction

Verb

1 divide into lots, as of land, for example
2 administer or bestow, as in small portions; "administer critical remarks to everyone present"; "dole out some money"; "shell out pocket money for the children"; "deal a blow to someone" [syn: distribute, administer, mete out, deal, parcel out, dispense, shell out, deal out, dish out, allot, dole out] [also: lotting, lotted]

User Contributed Dictionary

see Lot

English

Pronunciation

  • , /lɒt/, /lQt/
  • Rhymes: -ɒt

Noun

  1. A large quantity or number; a great deal.
    to spend a lot of money
    lots of people think so
  2. A separate portion; a number of things taken collectively.
    a lot of stationery
  3. Something which is auctioned as an item, seperate from other items.
  4. A number of people taken collectively.
    a sorry lot
    a bad lot
  5. A distinct portion or plot of land, usually smaller than a field.
    a building lot in a city
  6. That which happens without human design or forethought; chance; accident; hazard; fortune; fate.
  7. Anything (as a die, pebble, ball, or slip of paper) used in determining a question by chance, or without man's choice or will.
    to cast lots
    to draw lots
  8. The part, or fate, that falls to one, as it were, by chance, or without his planning.
    My lot in life.
  9. A prize in a lottery.

Derived terms

Translations

large quantity or number See a lot
number of things taken collectively
informal: a number of people taken collectively
distinct portion or plot of land
that which happens without human design or forethought
anything used in determining a question by chance
fate that falls to one by chance
prize in a lottery

Albanian

Noun

lot m

Dutch

Noun

lot

Kurdish

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lot

Polish

Noun

lot

Scottish Gaelic

Noun

lot , gen lota, pl lotan

Tatar

Noun

lot
  1. A unit of weight: 1 lot = 3 mısqal = 12.797 g (archaic) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obsolete_Tatar_units_of_measurement

Declension

Extensive Definition

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See also

lot in Breton: Lot
lot in Czech: Lot
lot in Danish: Lot
lot in German: Lot
lot in Spanish: Lot
lot in Esperanto: LOT
lot in French: Lot
lot in Italian: LOT
lot in Dutch: Lot
lot in Polish: Lot
lot in Russian: Лот
lot in Slovak: Lot
lot in Finnish: Lore

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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