I. 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 2. a. the use of lots as a means of deciding something b. the resulting choice 3. a. something that comes to one upon whom a lot has fallen ; share b. one's way of life or worldly fate ; fortune 4. 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
5. 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
6. 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
lots of friends
Synonyms: see fate II. transitive verb (lotted; lotting) Date: 15th century 1. allot, apportion 2. to form or divide into lots

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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