lot

lot
lot [lät]
n.
[ME < OE hlot, akin to Ger los, Du lot, ON hlutr, Goth hlauts < IE base * klēu-, a hook, forked branch > CLOSE2, L clavis, key]
1. an object used in deciding a matter by chance, a number of these being placed in a container and then drawn or cast out at random one by one
2. the use of such an object or objects in determining a matter [to choose men by lot]
3. the decision or choice arrived at by this means, regarded as the verdict of chance
4. what a person receives as the result of such a decision; share
5. one's portion in life; fortune [her unhappy lot]
6. a plot of ground; specif.,
a) a subdivision of a block in a town or city
b) a parcel of land in a cemetery
7.
a) a number of persons or things regarded as a group
b) a quantity of material processed or manufactured at the same time
8. [often pl.] Informal a great number or amount [a lot of cars, lots of money]
9. Informal sort (of person or persons) [he's a bad lot ]
10. Film a studio with the surrounding area belonging to it; specif., the area used for outdoor filming
vt.
lotted, lotting
1. to divide into lots
2. Rare to allot
vi.
to draw or cast lots
SYN.- FATE
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a whole lot or a lot
a great deal; very much: considered somewhat informal by some [a lot happier, a whole lot nicer]
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cast in one's lot with or throw in one's lot with
to take one's chances in association with; share the fortune of
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draw lots or cast lots
to decide an issue by using lots
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the lot
Informal the whole of a quantity or number

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