|1.||[ noun ] (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent|
|Synonyms:||mass good_deal lot great_deal pile heap plenty deal sight whole_lot flock mint quite_a_little raft pot slew stack mickle mess spate wad tidy_sum whole_slew peck muckle batch|
: "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"
|Related terms:||large_indefinite_quantity flood jam heap|
|2.||[ noun ] as many or as much as a hat will hold|