Definition of alot
1. allot [ v ] give out
Examples: "We were assigned new uniforms"
(Grants-in-Aid and Other Financial Assistance...)
Determine the ratio that the amount being allotted is to the sum of the products for all the States .
( Divide the amount being allotted by the result obtained in item 9 above . )
( Each State 's unadjusted allotment for any fiscal_year , which exceeds its minimum allotment described in item 13 below by a percentage greater than one and one-half times the percentage by which the sum being allotted exceeds $ 23000000 , must be reduced by the amount of the excess . )
Funds allotted in_addition to their minimum allotment are apportioned to the two agencies as they may determine .Synonyms assign allot portion Related Terms distribute allow allocate parcel
2. allot [ v ] allow to have
Examples: "grant a privilege"
(The Atlanta Constitution...)
Before adjournment Monday afternoon , the Senate is expected to approve a study of the number of legislators allotted to rural and urban_areas to determine what adjustments should be made .Synonyms accord allot grant Related Terms give give privilege enfranchise grant
3. allot [ v ] administer or bestow, as in small portions
Examples: "administer critical remarks to everyone present" "dole out some money" "shell out pocket money for the children" "deal a blow to someone"
(The Miami Herald,...)
They allotted $ 500000 three years ago to support Interama until its own financing could be arranged .
(Newark Evening News...)
The approval of only three members of the board of school estimate is required to certify the amount_of_money to be allotted to the college .Synonyms distribute deal dispense allot administer dole_out deal_out shell_out dish_out parcel_out lot mete_out Related Terms give assign give deal reallot dispenser allotment dispenser deal allocator distributor
Rhymes withallot lot lat lotte ocelot camelot lancelot slot clot blot plot polyglot feedlot inkblot
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