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Meaning & Definition of Lot in English

English

Lot

/lɑt/

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"
  • "See the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"
  • "It must have cost plenty"
  • "A slew of journalists"
  • "A wad of money"
    synonym:
  • batch
  • ,
  • deal
  • ,
  • flock
  • ,
  • good deal
  • ,
  • great deal
  • ,
  • hatful
  • ,
  • heap
  • ,
  • lot
  • ,
  • mass
  • ,
  • mess
  • ,
  • mickle
  • ,
  • mint
  • ,
  • mountain
  • ,
  • muckle
  • ,
  • passel
  • ,
  • peck
  • ,
  • pile
  • ,
  • plenty
  • ,
  • pot
  • ,
  • quite a little
  • ,
  • raft
  • ,
  • sight
  • ,
  • slew
  • ,
  • spate
  • ,
  • stack
  • ,
  • tidy sum
  • ,
  • wad

2. A parcel of land having fixed boundaries

  • "He bought a lot on the lake"
    synonym:
  • lot

3. An unofficial association of people or groups

  • "The smart set goes there"
  • "They were an angry lot"
    synonym:
  • set
  • ,
  • circle
  • ,
  • band
  • ,
  • lot

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"
    synonym:
  • fortune
  • ,
  • destiny
  • ,
  • fate
  • ,
  • luck
  • ,
  • lot
  • ,
  • circumstances
  • ,
  • portion

5. Anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random

  • "The luck of the draw"
  • "They drew lots for it"
    synonym:
  • draw
  • ,
  • lot

6. Any collection in its entirety

  • "She bought the whole caboodle"
    synonym:
  • bunch
  • ,
  • lot
  • ,
  • caboodle

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
    synonym:
  • Lot

verb

1. Divide into lots, as of land, for example

    synonym:
  • lot

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"
  • "The machine dispenses soft drinks"
    synonym:
  • distribute
  • ,
  • administer
  • ,
  • mete out
  • ,
  • deal
  • ,
  • parcel out
  • ,
  • lot
  • ,
  • dispense
  • ,
  • shell out
  • ,
  • deal out
  • ,
  • dish out
  • ,
  • allot
  • ,
  • dole out

Examples of using

I think we have a lot in common.
I've lost a lot of weight since I've been on a diet.
Tom gets a lot of satisfaction from his work.