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Definition of "lot" []

  • Informal A large extent, amount, or number. Often used in the plural: is in a lot of trouble; has lots of friends. (noun)
  • Informal Used adverbially with a or in the plural to mean "to a great degree or extent” or "frequently”: felt a lot better; ran lots faster; doesn't go out a whole lot; has seen her lots lately. (noun)
  • A piece of land having specific boundaries, especially one constituting a part of a city, town, or block. (noun)
  • A piece of land used for a given purpose: a parking lot. (noun)
  • The complete grounds of a film studio. (noun)
  • A great number or quantity (pronoun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A collection of objects, items, or people (noun)
  • Portion in life; destiny; fortune (noun)
  • Any object, such as a straw or slip of paper, drawn from others at random to make a selection or choice (esp in the phrase draw or cast lots) (noun)
  • The use of lots in making a selection or choice (esp in the phrase by lot) (noun)
  • An assigned or apportioned share (noun)
  • An item or set of items for sale in an auction (noun)
  • An area of land (noun)
  • A piece of land with fixed boundaries (noun)
  • A film studio and the site on which it is located (noun)
  • To a considerable extent, degree, or amount; very much (adverb)
  • A great deal of the time or often (adverb)
  • To draw lots for (something) (verb)
  • To divide (land, etc) into lots (verb)

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Use "lot" in a sentence
  • "A lot of manufacturers and models mean a *lot* of people to please, especially if it keeps up this pace of gaining market share chris_j_wright48"
  • "If it helps them get a lot more traffic and sell a * lot* more product, a whole industry will spring up around just * helping* them use it."
  • "As they start researching, the details of the picture come together for the reader, who wonders why the heck they don't get it a lot sooner and run away to Australia (as if that might make their lives any safer -- Max has a _lot_ of money and no ethics at all)."