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 Dictionary entry overview: What does whole lot mean? 

WHOLE LOT (noun)
  The noun WHOLE LOT has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: WHOLE LOT used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

WHOLE LOT (noun)

Sense 1whole lot [BACK TO TOP]


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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure


whole slew; mint; muckle; peck; quite a little; slew; spate; tidy sum; whole lot; mickle; lot; good deal; great deal; hatful; batch; wad; stack; raft; plenty; pile; heap; mass; 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 ("whole 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 "whole lot"):

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

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

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