- The definition of allot means to give out a certain amount or share.
An example of allot is a child giving out equal numbers of playing cards to each player.
- Allot is defined as to earmark or designate.
An example of allot is setting aside a piece of land meant for a children's playground to be built on it.
- Allot means to put aside for a particular reason.
A wife putting aside dinner on a plate for her husband when he comes home is an example of allot.
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transitive verb al·lot·ted, al·lot·ting, al·lots
- To parcel out; distribute or apportion: allotting land to homesteaders; allot blame.
- To assign as a portion; allocate: allotted 20 minutes to each speaker.
Origin: Middle English alotten, from Old French aloter : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + lot, portion (of Germanic origin).
- al·lotˈter noun