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
Related terms: containerful
Similar spelling:   hateful