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    lot - Dictionary definition and meaning for word lot

    Definition
    (noun) (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) a parcel of land having fixed boundaries
    Example Sentence
    • he bought a lot on the lake
    Definition
    (noun) an unofficial association of people or groups
    Synonyms : band , circle , set
    Example Sentence
    • the smart set goes there
    • they were an angry lot
    Definition
    (noun) your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)
    Synonyms : circumstances , destiny , fate , fortune , luck , portion
    Example Sentence
    • 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
    Definition
    (noun) anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random
    Synonyms : draw
    Example Sentence
    • the luck of the draw
    • they drew lots for it
    Definition
    (noun) any collection in its entirety
    Synonyms : bunch , caboodle
    Example Sentence
    • she bought the whole caboodle
    Definition
    (noun) (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 Definition
    (verb) divide into lots, as of land, for example Definition
    (verb) administer or bestow, as in small portions
    Example Sentence
    • 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
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