|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|
"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|
"she bought the whole caboodle"
|7.||[ verb ] divide into lots, as of land, for example|
|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|