lot

/lɒt / (say lot)

noun
1. one of a set of objects drawn from a receptacle, etc., to decide a question or choice by chance.
2. the casting or drawing of such objects as a method of deciding something: to choose a person by lot.
3. the decision or choice so made.
4. allotted share or portion.
5. the portion in life assigned by fate or providence, or one's fate, fortune, or destiny.
6. a distinct portion or piece of land; plot: a parking lot.
7. Chiefly US a piece of land forming a part of a district, city, or other community.
8. Film the site used for filmmaking, as the studios, locations, etc.
9.
a. a distinct portion or parcel of anything, as of merchandise.
b. Fruit growing a single variety harvested from a single orchard on a single day.
10. a number of things or persons collectively: to take the lot.
11. a person of a specified quality, usually negative: a bad lot; a mean lot.
12. the people belonging to a particular group, as a family, a team, etc.: my lot versus your lot.
verb (t) (lotted, lotting)
13. to divide or distribute by lot.
14. to assign to someone as their lot; allot.
15. to divide into lots, as land.
phrase
16. a fat lot of …, Colloquial (ironic) a great deal of ….
17. a lot,
a. to a considerable degree; much: that is a lot better.
b. a great many or a great deal: a lot of books.
18. the lot,
a. the entire amount or quantity: *My asking price is $65,000 for the lot, take it or leave it. –bluey, 1975.
b. Prison Colloquial a life sentence.
19. throw in one's lot with, to give one's entire support to.
{Middle English; Old English hlot}
Usage: The phrase a lot is increasingly being written as alot.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • lot — lot …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • LOT — L Dernier grand affluent de la Garonne, sur sa rive droite, le Lot se compare naturellement à son voisin, le Tarn: même origine, le mont Lozère (ici le versant nord); même direction est ouest; longueur, bassin et alimentation de même ordre: 481… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Lot — • Nephew of Abraham Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Lot     Lot     † Catholic Encyclopedia …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • LOT — (Heb. לוֹט), son of Haran, grandson of Terah, and nephew of abraham (Gen. 11:27). Upon Haran s death in Ur, Terah took Lot with him when, with Abraham and Sarah, he left the city for the land of Canaan. After Terah s death in Haran (11:32),… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • LOT — (lo:t) steht für: beim Löten das Lötmittel, siehe Lot (Metall) eine alte Masseeinheit, siehe Lot (Einheit) in der Geometrie eine gerade Linie, die auf einer anderen Geraden oder einer Ebene rechtwinklig steht, siehe Lot (Mathematik) in der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Lot — (l[o^]t), n. [AS. hlot; akin to hle[ o]tan to cast lots, OS. hl[=o]t lot, D. lot, G. loos, OHG. l[=o]z, Icel. hlutr, Sw. lott, Dan. lod, Goth. hlauts. Cf. {Allot}, {Lotto}, {Lottery}.] [1913 Webster] 1. That which happens without human design or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lot — may refer to:In economics and business: *Lot (real estate), a tract of land ** Parking lot, for automobiles *Lot, a set of goods, together for sale in an auctionPeople: *Lot (Bible) *King Lot, in Arthurian legend * Lot Kapuaiwa, Hawaiian king,… …   Wikipedia

  • Lot (AT) — Lot mit seinen beiden Töchtern (Lucas van Leyden ca. 1509) Lot war nach dem biblischen Bericht in der Genesis der Sohn von Haran und damit ein Neffe Abrahams, mit welchem er aus Mesopotamien mit Familie und Herden in Kanaan einwanderte, wo sie… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • LOT (F.) — LOT FERDINAND (1866 1952) Archiviste paléographe, Ferdinand Lot ne passa jamais l’agrégation, à laquelle il était violemment opposé, la traitant de bachotage supérieur. Il écrivit en 1906 et 1912 des pamphlets contre l’organisation de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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