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ALLOT (allotted, allotting)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does allot mean? 

ALLOT (verb)
  The verb ALLOT has 3 senses:

1. give out or allot
2. allow to have
3. administer or bestow, as in small portions

  Familiarity information: ALLOT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ALLOT (verb)


Sense 1allot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Give out or allot

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

allot; portion; assign

Context example:

We were assigned new uniforms

Hypernyms (to "allot" is one way to...):

administer; allot; deal; deal out; dish out; dispense; distribute; dole out; lot; mete out; parcel out; shell out (administer or bestow, as in small portions)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "allot"):

allow; appropriate; earmark; reserve; set aside (give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause)

allocate; apportion (distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody something
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Sense 2allot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Allow to have

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

accord; allot; grant

Context example:

grant a privilege

Hypernyms (to "allot" is one way to...):

give (transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "allot"):

give (accord by verdict)

enfranchise (grant voting rights)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody something
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Sense 3allot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Administer or bestow, as in small portions

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

parcel out; mete out; dole out; distribute; dispense; dish out; deal out; shell out; lot; allot; administer; deal

Context examples:

administer critical remarks to everyone present / dole out some money / shell out pocket money for the children / deal a blow to someone

Hypernyms (to "allot" is one way to...):

give (transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "allot"):

allot; assign; portion (give out or allot)

reallot (allot again)

deal (distribute to the players in a game)

apply; give (give or convey physically)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something to somebody

Sentence examples:

They allot the food to the people
They allot the people the food


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