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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.


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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