Definitions of lot

  1. To divide or draw by lot; allot; apportion.
  2. To allot; to sort; to portion.
  3. To separate into lots; assign.
  4. To allot: to separate into lots: to catalogue:- pr. p. lotting; pa. p. lotted.
  5. 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"
  6. divide into lots, as of land, for example
  7. 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.
  8. To sort in lots; to catalogue.
  9. any collection in its entirety; " she bought the whole caboodle"
  10. 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"
  11. a parcel of land having fixed boundaries; " he bought a lot on the lake"
  12. ( 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
  13. That which happens without human design or forethought; chance; accident; hazard; fortune; fate.
  14. 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.
  15. The part, or fate, which falls to one, as it were, by chance, or without his planning.
  16. A distinct portion or plot of land, usually smaller than a field; as, a building lot in a city.
  17. A large quantity or number; a great deal; as, to spend a lot of money; lots of people think so.
  18. A prize in a lottery.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. One's fate in the future: that which falls to any one as his fortune: that which decides by chance: a separate portion.
  22. Chance; fortune; decision by chance; portion.
  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. 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.