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Definitions and Synonyms of lot | Another word for lot | What is lot?

Definition 1: anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where lot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the luck of the draw
  • they drew lots for it

Synonyms for lot in the sense of this definition

(lot is a kind of ...) a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow

"it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"

Definition 2: an unofficial association of people or groups - [noun denoting group]

Samples where lot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the smart set goes there
  • they were an angry lot

Synonyms for lot in the sense of this definition

(lot is a kind of ...) people sharing some social relation

(... is a kind of lot ) a small group of car drivers who arrange to take turns driving while the others are passengers

(... is a kind of lot ) an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose

(... is a kind of lot ) a band of warriors (originally a unit of a Roman Legion)

(... is a kind of lot ) a group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose

(... is a kind of lot ) the exclusive social set of a city

(... is a kind of lot ) a set of people sharing a devotion to horses and horseback riding and horse racing

(... is a kind of lot ) a set of rich and fashionable people who travel widely for pleasure

(... is a kind of lot ) a band of people associated temporarily in some activity

"they organized a party to search for food" "the company of cooks walked into the kitchen"

Definition 3: any collection in its entirety - [noun denoting group]

Samples where lot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she bought the whole caboodle

Synonyms for lot in the sense of this definition

(lot is a kind of ...) several things grouped together or considered as a whole

Definition 4: a parcel of land having fixed boundaries - [noun denoting location]

Samples where lot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he bought a lot on the lake

(lot is a kind of ...) an extended area of land

(... is a kind of lot ) a lot where cars are parked

(... is a kind of lot ) a lot on which there are no permanent buildings

Definition 5: (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 - [noun denoting person]

(lot is an instance of ...) a person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties

(lot belongs to category ...) the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible

Definition 6: (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent - [noun denoting quantity]

Samples where lot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for lot in the sense of this definition

(lot is a kind of ...) an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude

(... is a kind of lot ) an overwhelming number or amount

"a flood of requests" "a torrent of abuse"

(... is a kind of lot ) a mass of hay piled up in a barn for preservation

Definition 7: your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you) - [noun denoting state]

Samples where lot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for lot in the sense of this definition

(lot is a kind of ...) a mode of being or form of existence of a person or thing

"the human condition"

(... is a kind of lot ) an auspicious state resulting from favorable outcomes

(... is a kind of lot ) a manifestation of God's foresightful care for his creatures

(... is a kind of lot ) an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes

(... is a kind of lot ) lack of success

"he felt that his entire life had been a failure" "that year there was a crop failure"

Definition 8: administer or bestow, as in small portions - [verb of possession]

Samples where lot or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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 for lot in the sense of this definition

(lot is a kind of ...) transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody

"I gave her my money" "can you give me lessons?" "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"

(... is a kind of lot ) give out

"We were assigned new uniforms"

(... is a kind of lot ) allot again

"They were realloted additional farm land"

(... is a kind of lot ) distribute cards to the players in a game

"Who's dealing?"

(... is a kind of lot ) give or convey physically

"She gave him First Aid" "I gave him a punch in the nose"

(lot is a kind of ...) separate into parts or portions

"divide the cake into three equal parts" "The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I"

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