(noun, verb)


1. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent

- a lot of money

Similar word(s): batch, deal, flock, hatful, heap, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, wad

Definition categories: quantity

2. a parcel of land having fixed boundaries

- he bought a lot on the lake

Definition categories: location, parcel, tract

3. an unofficial association of people or groups

- they were an angry lot

Similar word(s): band, circle, set

Definition categories: group

4. your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)

- has a happy lot

Similar word(s): circumstances, destiny, fate, fortune, luck, portion

Definition categories: state, condition

5. anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random

- they drew lots for it

Similar word(s): draw

Definition categories: man–made, object

6. any collection in its entirety

Similar word(s): bunch, caboodle

Definition categories: group, accumulation, aggregation, assemblage, collection

7. (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

Definition categories: person

Sentences with lot as a noun:

- to spend a lot of money;

- a lot of stationery

- a sorry lot; a bad lot

- a building lot in a city

- to cast lots;

- The table was loaded with food, but by evening there was nothing but crumbs; we had eaten the lot.

- If I were in charge, I'd fire the lot of them.


1. divide into lots, as of land, for example

Definition categories: social, dissever, divide, separate, split

2. administer or bestow, as in small portions

Similar word(s): administer, allot, deal, dispense, distribute

Definition categories: possession, give