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]
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
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]
- , /lɒt/, /lQt/
- Rhymes: -ɒt
- A large quantity or number; a great deal.
- to spend a lot of money
- lots of people think so
- to spend a lot of money
- A separate portion; a number of things taken collectively.
- a lot of stationery
- Something which is auctioned as an item, seperate from other items.
- A number of people taken collectively.
- a sorry lot
- a bad lot
- a sorry lot
- A distinct portion or plot of land, usually smaller than a
- a building lot in a city
- That which happens without human design or forethought; chance; accident; hazard; fortune; fate.
- 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
- to cast lots
- The part, or fate, that falls to one, as it were, by chance, or
without his planning.
- My lot in life.
- A prize in a lottery.
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
fate that falls to one by chance
Nounlot , gen lota, pl lotan
- A unit of weight: 1 lot = 3 mısqal = 12.797 g (archaic) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obsolete_Tatar_units_of_measurement
Lot may refer to:
In economics and business:
Lot may also refer to:
- Drawing lots, see: Cleromancy and Sortition
- Lot (unit), an obsolete measure of weight in Russia
- Lot (Sesamstraat), a character in the Dutch television show Sesamstraat (Sesame Street)
- Arabian Parts, an astrological divination technique
- "Lot", a story by Ward Moore
- In philosophy of mind, the language of thought.
LOT could refer to:
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
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