1. [ noun ] (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
Synonyms: mass good_deal great_deal pile plenty heap sight deal whole_lot mint flock quite_a_little raft pot slew stack mickle mess wad spate peck tidy_sum muckle hatful whole_slew 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 ] (geography) a parcel of land having fixed boundaries

"he bought a lot on the lake"

Related terms: tract parking_lot vacant_lot
3. [ noun ] an unofficial association of people or groups
Synonyms: band circle set

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

Related terms: social_group party conspiracy clique Four_Hundred car_pool jet_set horsy_set cohort
4. [ noun ] anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random
Synonyms: draw

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

Related terms: object draw
5. [ noun ] your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)
Synonyms: luck circumstances fate fortune portion destiny

: "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"

Related terms: condition condition good_fortune misfortune failure providence
6. [ noun ] any collection in its entirety
Synonyms: bunch caboodle

"she bought the whole caboodle"

Related terms: collection
7. [ verb ] divide into lots, as of land, for example
Related terms: divide
8. [ verb ] administer or bestow, as in small portions
Synonyms: distribute deal dispense administer allot dole_out dish_out deal_out parcel_out shell_out mete_out

"administer critical remarks to everyone present" "dole out some money" "shell out pocket money for the children" "deal a blow to someone"

Related terms: give assign give deal reallot dispenser allotment dispenser deal allocator distributor
9. [ noun ] (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
Related terms: Jew Old_Testament
Similar spelling:   Lout