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lot / lät/ • pron. (a lot or lots) inf. a large number or amount; a great deal: there are a lot of actors in the cast they took a lot of abuse a lot can happen in eight months | we had lots of fun. ∎  (the lot or the whole lot) the whole number or quantity that is involved or implied: you might as well take the whole lot. • adv. (a lot or lots) inf. a great deal; much: my life is a lot better now he played tennis a lot last year | thanks a lot I feel a whole lot better. • n. 1. [treated as sing. or pl.] inf. a particular group, collection, or set of people or things: it's just one lot of rich people stealing from another. ∎ chiefly Brit. a group or a person of a particular kind (generally used in a derogatory or dismissive way): an inefficient lot, our town council | he was known as a bad lot you lot think you're clever, don't you? 2. an article or set of articles for sale at an auction: nineteen lots failed to sell the picture is lot 16. 3. one of a set of objects such as straws, stones, or pieces of paper that are randomly selected as part of a decision-making process: they drew lots to determine the order in which they asked questions. ∎  the making of a decision by such random selection: officers were elected rather than selected by lot. ∎  [in sing.] the choice resulting from such a process: eventually the lot fell on the king's daughter. 4. [in sing.] a person's luck or condition in life, particularly as determined by fate or destiny: plans to improve the lot of the disadvantaged. 5. a plot of land assigned for sale or for a particular use: a vacant lot a fenced-off back lot. ∎ short for parking lot. ∎  an area of land near a television or movie studio where outside filming may be done. ∎  the area at a car dealership where cars for sale are kept. • v. (lot·ted, lot·ting) [tr.] divide (items) into lots for sale at an auction: the contents have already been lotted up, and the auction takes place on Monday. PHRASES: all over the lot inf. in a state of confusion or disorganization. fall to someone's lot become someone's task or responsibility: they accepted the burden of domestic responsibilities that fell to their lot. throw in one's lot with decide to ally oneself closely with and share the fate of (a person or group).

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lot object used in deciding a matter by appeal to chance; what falls to a person thus OE.; prize in a lottery XVI; plot of land XVII; set of articles XVIII; party or set XVI; large number XIX. OE. hlot portion, choice, decision, corr. to MLG. lot, (M)Du. lot, ON. hlutr, hluti; f. Gmc. *χlut- (also in OE. hlȳt lot), rel. to *χleut-, in OE. hlēotan, OS. hliotan, OHG. liozan, ON. hljóta cast lots, obtain by lot, and to *χlaut-, in OE. hlíet (:- *χlautiz). OS. hlōt, OHG. (h)lōz (G. loos, los), Goth. hlauts lot. The Gmc. word appears in F. lot, It. lotto.

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Lot

LOT

In sales, a parcel or single article that is the subject matter of a separate sale or delivery, irrespective of whether or not it is adequate to perform the contract. In thesecuritiesand commodities market, a specific number of shares or a particular quantity of a commodity specified for trading. In the law of real estate, one of several parcels into which real property is divided.

A lot is ordinarily one of several contiguous pieces of land of which a block is composed. Real property is commonly described in terms of lot and block numbers on recorded maps and plats.

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Lot (river, France)

Lot, river, c.300 mi (483 km) long, rising in the Cévennes Mts., SE France, and flowing W past Mende and Cahors to join the Garonne River. The limestone plateaus through which the Lot winds are intersected by fertile valleys and vineyards.

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Lot

Lot Biblical character who was living in Sodom when God decided to destroy it (Genesis 11:31–14:16. 19). Lot survived, but his wife disobeyed instructions and looked back at the destruction of the city; she turned into a pillar of salt.

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Lot

a number of persons or things, collectively; a group of items sold at an auction or for sale in set quantities. See also break, sort.

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Lot (department, France)

Lot (lôt), department (1990 pop. 156,100), S central France, in Quercy. Cahors is the capital.

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