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al·lot

 (ə-lŏt′)
tr.v. al·lot·ted, al·lot·ting, al·lots
1. To parcel out; distribute or apportion: allotting land to homesteaders; allot blame.
2. To assign as a portion; allocate: allotted 20 minutes to each speaker.

[Middle English alotten, from Old French aloter : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + lot, portion (of Germanic origin).]

al·lot′ter n.

allot

(əˈlɒt)
vb (tr) , -lots, -lotting or -lotted
1. to assign or distribute (shares, etc)
2. to designate for a particular purpose: money was allotted to cover expenses.
3. (foll by to) apportion: we allotted two hours to the case.
[C16: from Old French aloter, from lot portion, lot]

al•lot

(əˈlɒt)

v.t. -lot•ted, -lot•ting.
1. to assign as a portion; set apart: to allot three weeks for vacation.
2. to appropriate for a special purpose: to allot money for a park.
3. to divide or distribute by share or portion; apportion: to allot the farmland among the heirs.
[1425–75; late Middle English alotten < Middle French aloter=a- a-5 + -loter, derivative of lot lot (< Germanic)]
al•lot′ta•ble, adj.
al•lot′ter, n.
syn: See assign.

allot


Past participle: allotted
Gerund: allotting

Imperative
allot
allot
Present
I allot
you allot
he/she/it allots
we allot
you allot
they allot
Preterite
I allotted
you allotted
he/she/it allotted
we allotted
you allotted
they allotted
Present Continuous
I am allotting
you are allotting
he/she/it is allotting
we are allotting
you are allotting
they are allotting
Present Perfect
I have allotted
you have allotted
he/she/it has allotted
we have allotted
you have allotted
they have allotted
Past Continuous
I was allotting
you were allotting
he/she/it was allotting
we were allotting
you were allotting
they were allotting
Past Perfect
I had allotted
you had allotted
he/she/it had allotted
we had allotted
you had allotted
they had allotted
Future
I will allot
you will allot
he/she/it will allot
we will allot
you will allot
they will allot
Future Perfect
I will have allotted
you will have allotted
he/she/it will have allotted
we will have allotted
you will have allotted
they will have allotted
Future Continuous
I will be allotting
you will be allotting
he/she/it will be allotting
we will be allotting
you will be allotting
they will be allotting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been allotting
you have been allotting
he/she/it has been allotting
we have been allotting
you have been allotting
they have been allotting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been allotting
you will have been allotting
he/she/it will have been allotting
we will have been allotting
you will have been allotting
they will have been allotting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been allotting
you had been allotting
he/she/it had been allotting
we had been allotting
you had been allotting
they had been allotting
Conditional
I would allot
you would allot
he/she/it would allot
we would allot
you would allot
they would allot
Past Conditional
I would have allotted
you would have allotted
he/she/it would have allotted
we would have allotted
you would have allotted
they would have allotted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.allot - give outallot - give out; "We were assigned new uniforms"
appropriate, earmark, set aside, reserve, allow - give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause; "I will earmark this money for your research"; "She sets aside time for meditation every day"
allocate, apportion - distribute according to a plan or set apart for a special purpose; "I am allocating a loaf of bread to everyone on a daily basis"; "I'm allocating the rations for the camping trip"
deal out, dish out, dispense, distribute, dole out, mete out, parcel out, shell out, lot, administer, allot, deal - administer or bestow, as in small portions; "administer critical remarks to everyone present"; "dole out some money"; "shell out pocket money for the children"; "deal a blow to someone"; "the machine dispenses soft drinks"
2.allot - allow to haveallot - allow to have; "grant a privilege"  
give - accord by verdict; "give a decision for the plaintiff"
give - transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"
enfranchise - grant voting rights
3.allot - administer or bestow, as in small portionsallot - administer or bestow, as in small portions; "administer critical remarks to everyone present"; "dole out some money"; "shell out pocket money for the children"; "deal a blow to someone"; "the machine dispenses soft drinks"
give - transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; "I gave her my money"; "can you give me lessons?"; "She gave the children lots of love and tender loving care"
allot, portion, assign - give out; "We were assigned new uniforms"
reallot - allot again; "They were realloted additional farm land"
deal - distribute cards to the players in a game; "Who's dealing?"
apply, give - give or convey physically; "She gave him First Aid"; "I gave him a punch in the nose"

allot

verb assign, allocate, designate, set aside, earmark, mete, share out, apportion, budget, appropriate We were allotted half an hour to address the committee.

allot

verb
To set aside or distribute as a share:
Translations
يُخَصَّص، يُوَزِّع حِصَصَا
přidělitrozdělit
dele udfordeletildele
úthluta
padalintisklypelis
bölüştürmek

allot

[əˈlɒt] VT
1. (= assign) [+ task, share, time] → asignar (to a) the space allotted to each contributorel espacio asignado a cada colaborador
we finished in the time allottedterminamos en el tiempo previsto
he was allotted the role of villainle dieron el papel de malo
2. (= distribute) → repartir, distribuir

allot

[əˈlɒt] vt (= share out) [+ seats, places, space, money] → répartir, distribuer; [+ time] → répartir
to allot sth to sb/sth [+ time] → allouer qch à qn/qch
to allot sth to sb [+ duties] → assigner qch à qn; [+ money] → allouer qch à qn
in the allotted time → dans le temps imparti

allot

vtzuteilen, zuweisen (to sb/sth jdm/etw); timevorsehen (to für); moneybestimmen (to für)

allot

[əˈlɒt] vt
a. (assign, task, share, time) to allot (to)dare (a), assegnare (a)
b. (share among group) → spartire (tra)
in the allotted time → nel tempo fissato or prestabilito

allot

(əˈlot) past tense, past participle alˈlotted verb
to give (each person) a fixed share of or place in (something). They have allotted all the money to the various people who applied.
alˈlotment noun
a small part of a larger piece of public ground rented to a person to grow vegetables etc.
References in classic literature ?
The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognised it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison.
How much time she might, in her own fancy, allot for its dominion, is another concern.
The great broad chin, with creases in it large enough to hide a finger in; the astonished eyes, that seemed to expostulate with themselves for sinking deeper and deeper into the yielding fat of the soft face; the nose afflicted with that disordered action of its functions which is generally termed The Snuffles; the short thick throat and labouring chest, with other beauties of the like description; though calculated to impress the memory, Trotty could at first allot to nobody he had ever known: and yet he had some recollection of them too.
She resolutely said, "I know not whether Jupiter will allot the prize to my son, but this I do know, that he is at least in the eyes of me his mother, the dearest, handsomest, and most beautiful of all.
He did not allot to it more than twenty lines out of a full column.
I got him soon loaded with the small cargo I sent them; and one of our seamen, that had been on shore with me there, offered to go with the sloop and settle there, upon my letter to the governor Spaniard to allot him a sufficient quantity of land for a plantation, and on my giving him some clothes and tools for his planting work, which he said he understood, having been an old planter at Maryland, and a buccaneer into the bargain.
He then told me that he would be very glad of such an opportunity to make his escape, with his wife and two daughters; and if I would let them go to my island, and allot them a plantation, he would give them a small stock to begin with--for the officers of the Inquisition had seized all his effects and estate, and he had nothing left but a little household stuff and two slaves; "and," adds he, "though I hate his principles, yet I would not have him fall into their hands, for he will be assuredly burned alive if he does.
To such a one He assigns a life in a general's epaulets or as a privy councillor--to such a one, I say, He assigns a life of command; whereas to another one, He allots only a life of unmurmuring toil and suffering.
He desired Mr Blifil to conduct him immediately to the place, which as he approached he breathed forth vengeance mixed with lamentations; nor did he refrain from casting some oblique reflections on Mr Allworthy; insinuating that the wickedness of the country was principally owing to the encouragement he had given to vice, by having exerted such kindness to a bastard, and by having mitigated that just and wholesome rigour of the law which allots a very severe punishment to loose wenches.
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