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LOT (lotted, lotting)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Lot mean? 

LOT (noun)
  The noun LOT has 7 senses:

1. (often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent
2. a parcel of land having fixed boundaries
3. your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)
4. any collection in its entirety
5. an unofficial association of people or groups
6. anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random
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

  Familiarity information: LOT used as a noun is common.


LOT (verb)
  The verb LOT has 2 senses:

1. divide into lots, as of land, for example
2. administer or bestow, as in small portions

  Familiarity information: LOT used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


LOT (noun)


Sense 1lot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(often followed by 'of') a large number or amount or extent

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Synonyms:

whole slew; mint; muckle; peck; quite a little; whole lot; slew; spate; tidy sum; mickle; good deal; great deal; hatful; lot; heap; stack; raft; batch; mass; plenty; pile; wad; flock; deal; pot; mess; sight

Context examples:

a batch of letters / a deal of trouble / a lot of money / he made a mint on the stock market / it must have cost plenty

Hypernyms ("lot" is a kind of...):

large indefinite amount; large indefinite quantity (an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "lot"):

haymow (a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation)

deluge; flood; inundation; torrent (an overwhelming number or amount)


Sense 2lot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A parcel of land having fixed boundaries

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Context example:

he bought a lot on the lake

Hypernyms ("lot" is a kind of...):

parcel; parcel of land; piece of ground; piece of land; tract (an extended area of land)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "lot"):

car park; park; parking area; parking lot (a lot where cars are parked)

building site; vacant lot (a lot on which there are no permanent buildings)


Sense 3lot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

circumstances; luck; lot; fate; destiny; fortune; portion

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("lot" is a kind of...):

condition (a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "lot"):

good fortune; good luck; luckiness (an auspicious state resulting from favorable outcomes)

providence (a manifestation of God's foresightful care for his creatures)

bad luck; ill luck; misfortune; tough luck (an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes)

failure (lack of success)


Sense 4lot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any collection in its entirety

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

caboodle; bunch; lot

Context example:

she bought the whole caboodle

Hypernyms ("lot" is a kind of...):

accumulation; aggregation; assemblage; collection (several things grouped together or considered as a whole)


Sense 5lot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An unofficial association of people or groups

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

band; circle; lot; set

Context examples:

the smart set goes there / they were an angry lot

Hypernyms ("lot" is a kind of...):

social group (people sharing some social relation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "lot"):

car pool (a small group of car drivers who arrange to take turns driving while the others are passengers)

company; party (a band of people associated temporarily in some activity)

jet set (a set of rich and fashionable people who travel widely for pleasure)

horsey set; horsy set (a set of people sharing a devotion to horses and horseback riding and horse racing)

Four Hundred (the exclusive social set of a city)

confederacy; conspiracy (a group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose)

cohort (a band of warriors (originally a unit of a Roman Legion))

camp; clique; coterie; ingroup; inner circle; pack (an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose)


Sense 6lot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

draw; lot

Context examples:

the luck of the draw / they drew lots for it

Hypernyms ("lot" is a kind of...):

object; physical object (a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow)


Sense 7Lot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Instance hypernyms:

Hebrew; Israelite; Jew (a person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties)

Domain category:

Old Testament (the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible)


LOT (verb)


Sense 1lot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Divide into lots, as of land, for example

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

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

carve up; dissever; divide; separate; split; split up (separate into parts or portions)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2lot [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Administer or bestow, as in small portions

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

shell out; parcel out; mete out; dole out; distribute; dispense; dish out; deal 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 "lot" is one way to...):

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

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

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


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