Allot Al*lot", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Allotted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Allotting}.] [OF. aloter, F. allotir; a (L. ad) + lot lot. See {Lot}.] 1. To distribute by lot. [1913 Webster]

2. To distribute, or parcel out in parts or portions; or to distribute to each individual concerned; to assign as a share or lot; to set apart as one's share; to bestow on; to grant; to appoint; as, let every man be contented with that which Providence allots him. [1913 Webster]

Ten years I will allot to the attainment of knowledge. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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