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Definitions of lot

  1. 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"
  2. an unofficial association of people or groups; " the smart set goes there"; " they were an angry lot"
  3. any collection in its entirety; " she bought the whole caboodle"
  4. 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"
  5. anything ( straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random; " the luck of the draw"; " they drew lots for it"
  6. a parcel of land having fixed boundaries; " he bought a lot on the lake"
  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
  8. divide into lots, as of land, for example
  9. That which happens without human design or forethought; chance; accident; hazard; fortune; fate.
  10. Anything ( as a die, pebble, ball, or slip of paper) used in determining a question by chance, or without man's choice or will; as, to cast or draw lots.
  11. The part, or fate, which falls to one, as it were, by chance, or without his planning.
  12. A distinct portion or plot of land, usually smaller than a field; as, a building lot in a city.
  13. A large quantity or number; a great deal; as, to spend a lot of money; lots of people think so.
  14. A prize in a lottery.
  15. To allot; to sort; to portion.
  16. A separate portion; a number of things taken collectively; as, a lot of stationery; - colloquially, sometimes of people; as, a sorry lot; a bad lot.
  17. Fortune; fate; as, the lot of man; portion or parcel, especially a plot of land; a share; method of deciding questions by drawing numbers, blocks, dice, etc.; as, to choose by; lot; one of the objects so drawn; colloquially, a great quantity.
  18. To separate into lots; assign.
  19. One's fate in the future: that which falls to any one as his fortune: that which decides by chance: a separate portion.
  20. To allot: to separate into lots: to catalogue:- pr. p. lotting; pa. p. lotted.
  21. Chance; fortune; decision by chance; portion.
  22. To divide or draw by lot; allot; apportion.
  23. Something to be taken by chance as a means of decision; chance; fortune; share.
  24. A parcel of land.
  25. Chance; fortune; that by which the fortune of one is determined; that which falls to one by fortune; a distinct portion or parcel.
  26. To allot; to catalogue. To cast lots, to use or throw a die, or some other instrument. To draw lots, to determine an event by drawing one thing from a number whose marks are concealed from the drawer, and thus determining an event.
  27. That which falls to any one as his fortune; fate; fortune; chance; anything used in determining chances, as to cast or draw lots; a parcel; a piece or division of land; in familiar language, collection, as, they are a sorry lot; abundance, as, we have a lot of money.
  28. To sort in lots; to catalogue.

Usage examples for lot

  1. I am afraid you will have a lot to teach me." – A Man's Hearth by Eleanor M. Ingram
  2. You know quite a lot of people in that show, don't you? – The Real Adventure by Henry Kitchell Webster
  3. Bless my house and lot! – Tom Swift in the Land of Wonders or, The Underground Search for the Idol of Gold by Victor Appleton
  4. They are a fine lot. – A Little Girl in Old Quebec by Amanda Millie Douglas
  5. Well, they are a lot. – The Gay Cockade by Temple Bailey
  6. Save a lot of time and give us a lot of fun. – Ronicky Doone by Max Brand
  7. " These who know such a lot imagine that the test is made. – Rung Ho! by Talbot Mundy
  8. They certainly are a changed lot of women. – Angel Island by Inez Haynes Gillmore
  9. I've read about them- I've read a lot. – The Wishing-Ring Man by Margaret Widdemer
  10. We can take them out again if she has a lot of her own! – The Witness by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz
  11. I don't like that Denville lot. – The Master of the Ceremonies by George Manville Fenn
  12. " Oh, they're a chithering lot," exclaimed Joe. – The Parson O' Dumford by George Manville Fenn
  13. Just think of the comfort we could get out of that wood- lot! – Taken Alive by E. P. Roe
  14. And a lot of good you've done for him. – The Hero of Garside School by J. Harwood Panting
  15. There was not a young man in the lot. – The Blazed Trail by Stewart Edward White
  16. I've heard a lot of rumours, and they may be true or not, and I hope they're not. – The Spinners by Eden Phillpotts
  17. I hope you find a big lot! – Six Little Bunkers at Cousin Tom's by Laura Lee Hope
  18. It will take some time; I have a lot to talk over with you. – A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen
  19. He knows a lot of strange things. – Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow
  20. " None of our lot! – Mr. Jack Hamlin's Mediation and Other Stories by Bret Harte
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