What does lot mean?

Definitions for lot
lɒtlot

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word lot.

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, wadnoun

    (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. lotnoun

    a parcel of land having fixed boundaries

    "he bought a lot on the lake"

  3. set, circle, band, lotnoun

    an unofficial association of people or groups

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

  4. fortune, destiny, fate, luck, lot, circumstances, portionnoun

    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, lotnoun

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

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

  6. bunch, lot, caboodlenoun

    any collection in its entirety

    "she bought the whole caboodle"

  7. Lotverb

    (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. lotverb

    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 outverb

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. lotnoun

    A large quantity or number; a great deal.

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

  2. lotnoun

    A separate portion; a number of things taken collectively.

    a lot of stationery

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

  3. lotnoun

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

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

  4. lotnoun

    A number of people taken collectively.

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

  5. lotnoun

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

    a building lot in a city

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

  6. lotnoun

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

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

  7. lotnoun

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

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

  8. lotnoun

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

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

  9. lotnoun

    A prize in a lottery.

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

  10. lotnoun

    Allotment; lottery.

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

  11. lotnoun

    All members of a set; everything.

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

  12. Lotnoun

    A nephew of Abraham.

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

  13. Lotnoun

    of biblical origin; rare today.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lotnoun

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

    Etymology: [AS. hlot; akin to hletan to cast lots, OS. hlt lot, D. lot, G. loos, OHG. lz, Icel. hlutr, Sw. lott, Dan. lod, Goth. hlauts. Cf. Allot, Lotto, Lottery.]

  2. Lotnoun

    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

    Etymology: [AS. hlot; akin to hletan to cast lots, OS. hlt lot, D. lot, G. loos, OHG. lz, Icel. hlutr, Sw. lott, Dan. lod, Goth. hlauts. Cf. Allot, Lotto, Lottery.]

  3. Lotnoun

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

    Etymology: [AS. hlot; akin to hletan to cast lots, OS. hlt lot, D. lot, G. loos, OHG. lz, Icel. hlutr, Sw. lott, Dan. lod, Goth. hlauts. Cf. Allot, Lotto, Lottery.]

  4. Lotnoun

    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

    Etymology: [AS. hlot; akin to hletan to cast lots, OS. hlt lot, D. lot, G. loos, OHG. lz, Icel. hlutr, Sw. lott, Dan. lod, Goth. hlauts. Cf. Allot, Lotto, Lottery.]

  5. Lotnoun

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

    Etymology: [AS. hlot; akin to hletan to cast lots, OS. hlt lot, D. lot, G. loos, OHG. lz, Icel. hlutr, Sw. lott, Dan. lod, Goth. hlauts. Cf. Allot, Lotto, Lottery.]

  6. Lotnoun

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

    Etymology: [AS. hlot; akin to hletan to cast lots, OS. hlt lot, D. lot, G. loos, OHG. lz, Icel. hlutr, Sw. lott, Dan. lod, Goth. hlauts. Cf. Allot, Lotto, Lottery.]

  7. Lotnoun

    a prize in a lottery

    Etymology: [AS. hlot; akin to hletan to cast lots, OS. hlt lot, D. lot, G. loos, OHG. lz, Icel. hlutr, Sw. lott, Dan. lod, Goth. hlauts. Cf. Allot, Lotto, Lottery.]

  8. Lotverb

    to allot; to sort; to portion

    Etymology: [AS. hlot; akin to hletan to cast lots, OS. hlt lot, D. lot, G. loos, OHG. lz, Icel. hlutr, Sw. lott, Dan. lod, Goth. hlauts. Cf. Allot, Lotto, Lottery.]

Freebase

  1. Lot

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lot

    lot, n. one's fate in the future: destiny: that which falls to any one as his fortune: that which decides by chance: a separate portion.—v.t. to allot: to separate into lots: to catalogue:—pr.p. lot′ting; pa.p. lot′ted.Cast, or Draw, lots, to determine an event by some arrangement of chances. [A.S. hlot, hlýt, a lot—hleótan, to cast lots.]

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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. lot

    The abbreviation of allotment, or allowance to wife or mother. (See ALLOTMENT.)

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  1. Lot

    Mrs. Lot's husband.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lot in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of lot in a Sentence

  1. Joseph Brodsky:

    Every writing career starts as a personal quest for sainthood, for self-betterment. Sooner or later, and as a rule quite soon, a man discovers that his pen accomplishes a lot more than his soul.

  2. Bradley Beal:

    We were just taking some precautionary measures, the knee feels a lot better, my whole body feels great. I felt refreshed and rejuvenated tonight.

  3. Toby Segar:

    It was skipping a lot of steps in the movie industry, in terms of learning about how they do it, it was a really crazy position to be in, where we have control over these scenes and we have control over certain elements of this blockbuster movie. But it was great for the entire team.

  4. Steve Preddy:

    The whitening gels used by dental professionals are regulated, prescription-only materials, materials used by some non-dental professionals illegally for tooth whitening can cause many complications, including sensitivity, swelling of the lips and tongue and burns to the mouth and gums, leaving people in a lot of pain and in some instances can cause damage to the surface of the teeth.

  5. Mondaire Jones:

    I think it's demonstrably clear that( President Joe Biden) hasn't done a lot. This is someone who has all the resources available to him as the most powerful person in the world to rally members of President Joe Biden own party to at least make an exception to the filibuster for purposes of saving our democracy, and instead, the media and the work of a number of senators has been focused on a bipartisan infrastructure package.

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    a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause)
    • A. pluck
    • B. tingle
    • C. elan
    • D. ignominy

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