Allot definition

ə-lŏt
To give or assign as one's share.

Each speaker is allotted five minutes.

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To distribute by lot or in arbitrary shares; apportion.
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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.

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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.

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To distribute or apportion by (as if by) lot.
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To assign or designate as a task or for a purpose.
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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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To assign as a portion; allocate.

Allotted 20 minutes to each speaker.

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To parcel out; distribute or apportion.

Allotting land to homesteaders; allot blame.

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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of allot - alotted

Origin of allot

  • Middle English alotten from Old French aloter a- to (from Latin ad- ad–) lot portion (of Germanic origin)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French aloter (French: allotir). à + lot.

    From Wiktionary