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Dictionary definition for: Lot

1. (n) (often followed by "of'') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters" "a deal of trouble" "a lot of money" "he made a mint on the stock market" "it must have cost plenty"

2. (v) divide into lots, as of land, for example

3. (n) a parcel of land having fixed boundaries; "he bought a lot on the lake"

4. (v) administer or bestow, as in small portions; "administer critical remarks to everyone present" "dole out some money" "shell out pocket money for the children" "deal a blow to someone"

5. (n) your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you) "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"

6. (n) any collection in its entirety; "she bought the whole caboodle"

7. (n) an unofficial association of people or groups; "the smart set goes there" "they were an angry lot"

8. (n) anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random; "the luck of the draw" "they drew lots for it"

9. (n) (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

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