Definition and Meanings for lot

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Lot is ranked 238 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of lot

noun, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

Etymology of lot

as. hlot; akin to hle to cast lots, os. hl lot, d. lot, g. loos, ohg. l, icel. hlutr, sw. lott, dan. lod, goth. hlauts. cf. allot, lotto, lottery

Meaning of lot


as noun

  • that which happens without human design or forethought; chance; accident; hazard; fortune; fate.
  • anything (as a die, pebble, ball, or slip of paper) used in determining a question by chance, or without man's choice or will; as, to cast or draw lots.
  • the part, or fate, which falls to one, as it were, by chance, or without his planning.
  • a separate portion; a number of things taken collectively; all objects sold in a single purchase transaction; as, a lot of stationery; -- colloquially, sometimes of people; as, a sorry lot; a bad lot.
  • a distinct portion or plot of land, usually smaller than a field; as, a building lot in a city.
  • a large quantity or number; a great deal; as, to spend a lot of money; to waste a lot of time on line; lots of people think so.
  • a prize in a lottery.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

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