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. ( 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"
  4. any collection in its entirety; " she bought the whole caboodle"
  5. 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"
  6. anything ( straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random; " the luck of the draw"; " they drew lots for it"
  7. a parcel of land having fixed boundaries; " he bought a lot on the lake"
  8. ( 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
  9. divide into lots, as of land, for example
  10. That which happens without human design or forethought; chance; accident; hazard; fortune; fate.
  11. 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.
  12. The part, or fate, which falls to one, as it were, by chance, or without his planning.
  13. A distinct portion or plot of land, usually smaller than a field; as, a building lot in a city.
  14. A large quantity or number; a great deal; as, to spend a lot of money; lots of people think so.
  15. A prize in a lottery.
  16. To allot; to sort; to portion.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. To separate into lots; assign.
  20. One's fate in the future: that which falls to any one as his fortune: that which decides by chance: a separate portion.
  21. To allot: to separate into lots: to catalogue:- pr. p. lotting; pa. p. lotted.
  22. Chance; fortune; decision by chance; portion.
  23. To divide or draw by lot; allot; apportion.
  24. Something to be taken by chance as a means of decision; chance; fortune; share.
  25. A parcel of land.
  26. Chance; fortune; that by which the fortune of one is determined; that which falls to one by fortune; a distinct portion or parcel.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. To sort in lots; to catalogue.

Quotes of lot

  1. The Gorillaz cartoons seem more real to me than the actual people on TV. Because at least you know that there's some intelligence behind the cartoons, and there's a lot of work that's gone into it, so it can't all be just a lie. – Damon Albarn
  2. I was sitting in the looping studio late one night, and I had this epiphany that they weren't paying me for my acting, for God's sake, but to own me. And from then on, it became clear and an awful lot easier to deal with. – Angela Carter
  3. Building technical systems involves a lot of hard work and specialized knowledge: languages and protocols, coding and debugging, testing and refactoring. – Jesse James Garrett
  4. It's a lot easier to do good work when you have good words to say and work with good people. – Mark Harmon
  5. If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude, then animals are better off than a lot of humans. – James Herriot
  6. Like everybody at that age, I read an awful lot of pulp fiction. But at the same time, I also read quite a bit of history and read that as much for pleasure as part of a curriculum. – John Hume
  7. Avoid the world, it's just a lot of dust and drag and means nothing in the end. – Jack Kerouac
  8. I think Madonna has a great deal of intelligence and capability. I have a lot of respect for her. She's taken her career and maximized it with intelligence and creativity. – Carole King
  9. I think Blank Generation holds up pretty well. You listen to that with headphones and there's a lot going on there with the guitars- it's the product of a lot of fighting. – Robert Quine
  10. It's the journey of self, I guess. You start with this kind of loner, outside guy, which a lot of people can relate to, and he goes out into the world. – Keanu Reeves
  11. What I have now are good problems of trying to decide and what I really want to do is good work next. My phone's ringing a lot more and I've got nine lines so when it doesn't ring, it's very frustrating. – Bob Saget
  12. You read a lot about movies with budgets of $25 to 30 million. Hell, if a studio can piss away that kind of money, why not let 'em piss on me? – Roy Scheider
  13. We really have a lot of fun at these sessions, we all get along and kid around with each other throughout the job. – Tara Strong
  14. I've had a big heart my whole life; all the Korn fans know that. A lot of people told me that I was different. – Brian Welch
  15. I'm really exciting. I smile a lot I win a lot and I'm really sexy. – Serena Williams

Usage examples for lot

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

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