Definitions for LOTlɒt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lotlɒt(n.; v.)lot•ted, lot•ting.

  1. (n.)one of a set of objects, as straws or pebbles, drawn or thrown from a container to decide a question or choice by chance.

  2. the casting or drawing of such objects:

    to choose a person by lot.

  3. the decision or choice made by such a method.

  4. allotted share; portion.

  5. fate; fortune; destiny:

    Her lot was not a happy one.

  6. a distinct piece of land:

    a building lot.

  7. a piece of land forming a part of a district, city, or other community.

  8. a piece of land having a specified use:

    a parking lot.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  9. a motion-picture studio and its surrounding property.

    Category: Showbiz

  10. a distinct parcel, as of merchandise:

    furniture auctioned off in 20 lots.

  11. a number of things or persons:

    There's one more, and that's the lot.

  12. kind; sort:

    He's a bad lot.

  13. a great many or a great deal:

    a lot of books; lots of money.

  14. (v.t.)to divide or distribute by lot.

  15. to divide, as land, into lots.

Idioms for lot:

  1. a lot,to a notable degree; much:

    I feel a lot better.

    Category: Idiom

  2. draw or cast lots,to settle a question by the use of lots.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of lot:

bef. 950; ME; OE hlot, c. MD, MLG lot, ON hlutr



  1. Abraham's nephew, whose wife was changed into a pillar of salt for looking back during their flight from Sodom. Gen. 13:1–12, 19.

    Category: Bible


  1. a river in S France, flowing W to the Garonne. 300 mi. (480 km) long.

    Category: Geography (places)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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(noun)

    (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"

  2. lot(noun)

    a parcel of land having fixed boundaries

    "he bought a lot on the lake"

  3. set, circle, band, lot(noun)

    an unofficial association of people or groups

    "the smart set goes there"; "they were an angry lot"

  4. fortune, destiny, fate, luck, lot, circumstances, portion(noun)

    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. draw, lot(noun)

    anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random

    "the luck of the draw"; "they drew lots for it"

  6. bunch, lot, caboodle(noun)

    any collection in its entirety

    "she bought the whole caboodle"

  7. Lot(verb)

    (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. lot(verb)

    divide into lots, as of land, for example

  9. distribute, administer, mete out, deal, parcel out, lot, dispense, shell out, deal out, dish out, allot, dole out(verb)

    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"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. lot(pronoun)ɔt

    a large number or amount

    I have a lot to do today.; I have lots to do today.; We have lots more milk in the fridge.; There are lots of bananas.; A lot of people thought he was lying.

  2. lot(adverb)ɔt

    much or a great amount

    It's a lot hotter today.; We miss you a lot.; They argue quite a lot.

  3. lot(noun)ɔt

    a piece of empty land

    the vacant lot behind the grocery store

  4. lotɔt

    all of sth

    I'll buy the lot.

  5. lotɔt

    a set of people or things

    A new lot of tourists had arrived.; You lot are being too noisy.


  1. lot(Noun)

    A large quantity or number; a great deal.

  2. lot(Noun)

    A separate portion; a number of things taken collectively.

    a lot of stationery

  3. lot(Noun)

    One or more items auctioned or sold as a unit, separate from other items.

  4. lot(Noun)

    A number of people taken collectively.

  5. lot(Noun)

    A distinct portion or plot of land, usually smaller than a field.

    a building lot in a city

  6. lot(Noun)

    That which happens without human design or forethought; chance; accident; hazard; fortune; fate.

  7. lot(Noun)

    Anything (as a die, pebble, ball, or slip of paper) used in determining a question by chance, or without human choice or will.

  8. lot(Noun)

    The part, or fate, that falls to one, as it were, by chance, or without his planning.

  9. lot(Noun)

    A prize in a lottery.

  10. lot(Noun)

    Allotment; lottery.

  11. lot(Noun)

    All members of a set; everything.

  12. Lot(ProperNoun)

    A nephew of Abraham.

  13. Lot(ProperNoun)

    of biblical origin; rare today.

  14. Origin: From hlot, from hlutan. Cognate with Dutch lot, Old High German hluz.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lot(noun)

    that which happens without human design or forethought; chance; accident; hazard; fortune; fate

  2. Lot(noun)

    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

  3. Lot(noun)

    the part, or fate, which falls to one, as it were, by chance, or without his planning

  4. Lot(noun)

    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

  5. Lot(noun)

    a distinct portion or plot of land, usually smaller than a field; as, a building lot in a city

  6. Lot(noun)

    a large quantity or number; a great deal; as, to spend a lot of money; lots of people think so

  7. Lot(noun)

    a prize in a lottery

  8. Lot(verb)

    to allot; to sort; to portion


  1. Lot

    Lot is a department in the southwest of France named after the Lot River.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. lot

    Specifically, a quantity of material all of which was manufactured under identical conditions and assigned an identifying lot number.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'LOT' in Nouns Frequency: #125

Anagrams of LOT

  1. OTL

  2. LTO

Translations for LOT

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a person's fortune or fate

It seemed to be her lot to be always unlucky.

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