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  1. lot
    IPA[lät]
  2. pronoun

    • 1. a large number or amount; a great deal:

      there are a lot of actors in the cast they took a lot of abuse a lot can happen in eight months we had lots of fun
    • 2. the whole number or quantity that is involved or implied:

      you might as well take the whole lot

    adverb

    • 1. a great deal; much:

      he played tennis a lot last year

    noun

    • 1. a particular group, collection, or set of people or things:

      it's just one lot of rich people stealing from another
    • 2. a group or a person of a particular kind (generally used in a derogatory or dismissive way):

      an inefficient lot, our town council he was known as a bad lot you lot think you're clever, don't you?
    • 3. an article or set of articles for sale at an auction:

      nineteen lots failed to sell the picture is lot 16
    • 4. one of a set of objects such as straws, stones, or pieces of paper that are randomly selected as part of a decision-making process:

      they drew lots to determine the order in which they asked questions
    • 5. the making of a decision by random selection:

      officers were elected rather than selected by lot
    • 6. the choice resulting from a decision made by random selection:

      eventually the lot fell on the King's daughter
    • 7. a person's luck or condition in life, particularly as determined by fate or destiny:

      plans to improve the lot of the disadvantaged
    • 8. a plot of land assigned for sale or for a particular use:

      a vacant lot a fenced-off back lot
      Synonym : patch of ground, tract of land, allotment, piece of ground, plot, area, tract, acreage, parcel, building lot, plat
    • 9. short for parking lot

    • 10. an area of land near a television or movie studio where outside filming may be done.

    • 11. the area at a car dealership where cars for sale are kept.

    verb

    • 1. divide (items) into lots for sale at an auction:

      the contents have already been lotted up, and the auction takes place on Monday
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: lot, plural noun: lots

    • a river in southern France that flows 300 miles (480 km) west to meet the Garonne River southeast of Bordeaux.
    • (in the Bible) the nephew of Abraham, who was allowed to escape from the destruction of Sodom. His wife, who disobeyed orders and looked back, was turned into a pillar of salt.
    • pronoun

      a large number or amount; a great deal:

      the whole number or quantity that is involved or implied:

    • adverb

      a great deal; much:
    • noun

      a particular group or set of people or things:

      a group of a specified kind (used in a derogatory or dismissive way):

    • (in the Bible) the nephew of Abraham, who was allowed to escape from the destruction of Sodom (Gen. 19). His wife, who disobeyed orders and looked back, was turned into a pillar of salt.
    • a river of southern France, which rises in the Auvergne and flows 480 km (300 miles) west to meet the River Garonne south-east of Bordeaux.
    • noun

      an incomplete set or random mixture of things.

      a transaction involving less than the usual round number of shares.

    • noun

      an area where cars or other vehicles may be left temporarily.
    • noun

      a miscellaneous group of articles, especially when sold or bought together:
    • noun

      an incomplete set or random mixture of things.

      a transaction involving an unusually small number of shares.

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