English noun: lot
|1.||lot (quantity) (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent|
|Samples||A 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.
|Synonyms||batch, 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|
|Samples||He 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|
|Samples||The smart set goes there.|
They were an angry lot.
|Synonyms||band, 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)|
|Samples||Whatever 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.
|Synonyms||circumstances, destiny, fate, fortune, luck, portion|
|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|
|Samples||The luck of the draw.|
They drew lots for it.
|Broader (hypernym)||object, physical object|
|6.||lot (group) any collection in its entirety|
|Samples||She bought the whole 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 hypernym||Hebrew, Israelite, Jew|
|Domain category||Old Testament|
English verb: lot
|1.||lot (social) divide into lots, as of land, for example|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|
|Broader (hypernym)||carve up, dissever, divide, separate, split, split up|
|2.||lot (possession) administer or bestow, as in small portions|
|Samples||Administer 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.
|Synonyms||administer, allot, deal, deal out, dish out, dispense, distribute, dole out, mete out, parcel out, shell out|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Somebody ----s something to somebody
|Narrower (hyponym)||allot, apply, assign, deal, give, portion, reallot|