- The definition of a lot is a large number or greater extent.
- An example of lot is someone with sixty pairs of socks, lots of socks.
- An example of lot is finishing a marathon one mile ahead of the other runners, to finish a lot ahead.
- A lot is defined as an object used to make a random choice.
An example of lot is a lottery ball.
lot definition by Webster's New World
- an object used in deciding a matter by chance, a number of these being placed in a container and then drawn or cast out at random one by one
- the use of such an object or objects in determining a matter: to choose men by lot
- the decision or choice arrived at by this means, regarded as the verdict of chance
- what a person receives as the result of such a decision; share
- one's portion in life; fortune: her unhappy lot
- a plot of ground; specif.,
- ☆ a subdivision of a block in a town or city
- ☆ a parcel of land in a cemetery
- a number of persons or things regarded as a group
- a quantity of material processed or manufactured at the same time
- Informal a great number or amount: a lot of cars, lots of money
- Informal sort (of person or persons): he's a bad lot
- ☆ Film a studio with the surrounding area belonging to it; specif., the area used for outdoor filming
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English hlot, akin to German los, Dutch lot, Old Norse hlutr, Gothic hlauts ; from Indo-European base an unverified form klēu-, a hook, forked branch from source close, Classical Latin clavis, key
Origin: Classical Hebrew (language) Lōṭ
lot definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Informal a. A large extent, amount, or number. Often used in the plural: is in a lot of trouble; has lots of friends.b. Used adverbially with a or in the plural to mean “to a great degree or extent” or “frequently”: felt a lot better; ran lots faster; doesn't go out a whole lot; has seen her lots lately.
- a. A piece of land having specific boundaries, especially one constituting a part of a city, town, or block.b. A piece of land used for a given purpose: a parking lot.
- a. The complete grounds of a film studio.b. The outdoor area of a film studio.
- An object used in making a determination or choice at random: casting lots.
- a. The use of objects in making a determination or choice at random: chosen by lot.b. The determination or choice so made.
- Something that befalls one because of or as if because of determination by lot.
- One's fortune in life; fate.
- A number of associated people or things: placating an angry lot of tenants; kids who made a noisy lot.
- Kind; type: That dog is a contented lot.
- Miscellaneous articles sold as one unit.
- To apportion by lots; allot.
- To divide (land) into lots.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English hlot.
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lot - Phrases/Idioms
a (whole) lot
cast in one's lot withor throw in one's lot with
draw lotsor cast lots