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lot

 (lŏt)
n.
1. a lot or lots Informal
a. A large extent, amount, or number: is in a lot of trouble; has lots of friends.
b. Used adverbially to mean "to a great degree or extent" or "frequently": felt a lot better; ran lots faster; doesn't go out a whole lot; has seen her lots lately.
c. A number of associated people or things: placating an angry lot of tenants; kids who were a noisy lot.
d. Miscellaneous articles sold as one unit: a lot of stamps sold at an auction.
e. An individual of a particular kind or type: That dog is a contented lot.
2.
a. A piece of land having specific boundaries, especially one constituting a part of a city, town, or block.
b. A piece of land used for a given purpose: a parking lot.
c. The complete grounds of a film studio.
d. The outdoor area of a film studio.
3.
a. An object used in making a determination or choice at random: casting lots to see who will go first.
b. The use of objects in making a determination or choice at random: chosen by lot.
c. The determination or choice so made: The lot fell on the widow's only son.
d. One's fortune in life; one's fate: It was her lot to struggle for years in obscurity.
tr.v. lot·ted, lot·ting, lots
1. To apportion by lots; allot.
2. To divide (land) into lots.
3. To divide (goods) into lots for sale.

[Middle English, from Old English hlot.]

Lot

 (lŏt)
In the Bible, Abraham's nephew, whose wife was turned into a pillar of salt when she looked back as they fled Sodom.

lots

(lɒts)
pl n
(often foll by of) great numbers or quantities: lots of people; to eat lots.
adv
1. a great deal
2. (intensifier): the journey is lots quicker by train.

lots

(lɒts)
adv.
much; a great deal: That's lots better.
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lots - a large number or amountlots - a large number or amount; "made lots of new friends"; "she amassed stacks of newspapers"
large indefinite amount, large indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is above the average in size or magnitude
Adv.1.lots - to a very great degree or extent; "I feel a lot better"; "we enjoyed ourselves very much"; "she was very much interested"; "this would help a great deal"
Translations
أعداد أو كميات كبيرَه
spousta
en massemeget
margir; mikiî
çok miktarda

lot

(lot) noun
1. a person's fortune or fate. It seemed to be her lot to be always unlucky.
2. a separate part. She gave one lot of clothes to a jumble sale and threw another lot away.
3. one article or several, sold as a single item at an auction. Are you going to bid for lot 28?
lots noun plural
a large quantity or number. lots of people; She had lots and lots of food left over from the party.
a lot
a large quantity or number. What a lot of letters!
draw/cast lotsdraw
References in classic literature ?
I planned it, and she only gave in after lots of teasing.
Well, gracious sakes, she has a nerve," he muttered as he went along the street and passed a row of vacant lots where corn grew.
It makes me think of English places that you read about, for there are hedges and walls and gates that lock, and lots of separate little houses for the gardeners and people.
The sailors mark him; more and more certain grow their suspicions of him, and at last, fully to test the truth, by referring the whole matter to high Heaven, they fall to casting lots, to see for whose cause this great tempest was upon them.
The street in front of the house was unpaved and unlighted, and the view from it consisted of a few exactly similar houses, scattered here and there upon lots grown up with dingy brown weeds.
I thinks lots of yer, Andy; and I don't feel no ways ashamed to take idees from you.
Some do not walk at all; others walk in the highways; a few walk across lots.
Lots of people shrieked, women curled up and quit in every direction, foundlings collapsed by platoons.
These bronzed veterans of mine are very good mothers, I think, and wiser than some other mothers; for they let her take lots of risks, and it is a good education for her; and the more risks she takes and comes successfully out of, the prouder they are of her.
Arrived on the field, my fellow-second and I paced off the thirty-five yards, and then drew lots for choice of position.
One sweltering afternoon--it was the first day of July, 1830-- he was at work over a set of tangled account books in his workroom, which looked westward over a stretch of vacant lots, when a conversation outside disturbed him.
I been to the circus three or four times -- lots of times.