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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 ?
When Er and the spirits arrived, their duty was to go at once to Lachesis; but first of all there came a prophet who arranged them in order; then he took from the knees of Lachesis lots and samples of lives, and having mounted a high pulpit, spoke as follows:
They seemed especially interested in children and vacant lots.
Then you shall be courteously entreated to call and examine, and shall find an abundance of husbands, wives, brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers, and young children, to be "sold separately, or in lots to suit the convenience of the purchaser;" and that soul immortal, once bought with blood and anguish by the Son of God, when the earth shook, and the rocks rent, and the graves were opened, can be sold, leased, mortgaged, exchanged for groceries or dry goods, to suit the phases of trade, or the fancy of the purchaser.
was the owner of several hundred lots on the island of Manhattan; of one hundred and twenty-three in the city of Brooklyn; of nearly as many in Williamsburg; of large undivided interests in Milwaukie, Chicago, Rock River, Moonville, and other similar places; besides owning a considerable part of a place called Coney Island.
I think I was pretty useful, for you see I was the only chap there who knew even a bit about engineering or practical surveying, and I'd sit up all night lots of times working the thing out.
You're one of a lot of impostors that are the worst lot of all the lots to be met with.
White's did--that is, I ate hers, you know, lots of it.
I've heard him tell of selling three Market street lots in San Francisco for fifty dollars each.
I ain't ever going to get shut of them -- lots of times I dream about them.
There's lots o' dead wood as ought to be cut out," he said.
At the same time that his agents were purchasing corner lots and entire blocks in the heart of the business section and the waste lands for factory sites, Day was rushing franchises through the city council, capturing the two exhausted water companies and the eight or nine independent street railways, and getting his grip on the Oakland Creek and the bay tide-lands for his dock system.
Yes, I made various acquaintances in the hamlet and a thing that gratified me a good deal was to find our new coins in circulation -- lots of milrays, lots of mills, lots of cents, a good many nickels, and some silver; all this among the artisans and commonalty generally; yes, and even some gold -- but that was at the bank, that is to say, the goldsmith's.