Meaning of LOT in English

I. ˈlät noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hlot; akin to Old High German hlōz

Date: before 12th century

1. : an object used as a counter in determining a question by chance


a. : the use of lots as a means of deciding something

b. : the resulting choice


a. : something that comes to one upon whom a lot has fallen : share

b. : one's way of life or worldly fate : fortune


a. : a portion of land

b. : a measured parcel of land having fixed boundaries and designated on a plot or survey

c. : a motion-picture studio and its adjoining property

d. : an establishment for the storage or sale of motor vehicles

a used car lot


a. : a number of units of an article, a single article, or a parcel of articles offered as one item (as in an auction sale)

b. : all the members of a present group, kind, or quantity — usually used with the

sampled the whole lot of desserts


a. : a number of associated persons : set

fell in with a rough lot

b. : kind , sort

7. : a considerable quantity or extent

a lot of money

lot s of friends

Synonyms: see fate

- all over the lot

- a lot

II. transitive verb

( lot·ted ; lot·ting )

Date: 15th century

1. : allot , apportion

2. : to form or divide into lots

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.