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English noun: lot

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


SamplesA batch of letters.
A deal of trouble.
A lot of money.
He made a mint on the stock market.
See the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos.
It must have cost plenty.
A slew of journalists.
A wad of money.


Synonymsbatch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad


Broader (hypernym)large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity


Narrower (hyponym)deluge, flood, haymow, inundation, torrent

2. lot (location) a parcel of land having fixed boundaries


SamplesHe bought a lot on the lake.


Broader (hypernym)parcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, tract


Narrower (hyponym)building site, car park, park, parking area, parking lot, vacant lot

3. lot (group) an unofficial association of people or groups


SamplesThe smart set goes there.
They were an angry lot.


Synonymsband, circle, set


Broader (hypernym)social group


Narrower (hyponym)camp, car pool, clique, cohort, company, confederacy, conspiracy, coterie, Four Hundred, horsey set, horsy set, ingroup, inner circle, jet set, pack, party

4. lot (state) your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)


SamplesWhatever 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.


Synonymscircumstances, destiny, fate, fortune, luck, portion


Broader (hypernym)condition


Narrower (hyponym)bad luck, failure, good fortune, good luck, ill luck, luckiness, misfortune, providence, tough luck

5. lot (artifact) anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random


SamplesThe luck of the draw.
They drew lots for it.


Synonymsdraw


Broader (hypernym)object, physical object

6. lot (group) any collection in its entirety


SamplesShe bought the whole caboodle.


Synonymsbunch, caboodle


Broader (hypernym)accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection

7. Lot (person) (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


Instance hypernymHebrew, Israelite, Jew


Domain categoryOld Testament


English verb: lot

1. lot (social) divide into lots, as of land, for example


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)carve up, dissever, divide, separate, split, split up

2. lot (possession) administer or bestow, as in small portions


SamplesAdminister critical remarks to everyone present.
Dole out some money.
Shell out pocket money for the children.
Deal a blow to someone.
The machine dispenses soft drinks.


Synonymsadminister, allot, deal, deal out, dish out, dispense, distribute, dole out, mete out, parcel out, shell out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody


Broader (hypernym)give


Narrower (hyponym)allot, apply, assign, deal, give, portion, reallot









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