Definitions and meaning of lot lot
Middle English lot, from Old English hlot ( “ portion, choice, decision ” ), from Proto-Germanic *hlutą. Cognate with North Frisian lod, Saterland Frisian Lot, West Frisian lot, Dutch lot, French lot, German Low German Lott, Middle High German luz. Doublet of lotto. Related also to German Los.
( Received Pronunciation ) enPR: lŏt, IPA (key): /lɒt/
( General American ) enPR: lät, IPA (key): /lɑt/
( Boston , Western Pennsylvania ) IPA (key): /lɔt/
lot ( plural lots)
A large quantity or number; a great deal.
Synonyms: load, mass, pile
A separate portion; a number of things taken collectively.
Synonyms: batch, collection, group, set One or more items auctioned or sold as a unit, separate from other items.
( informal ) A number of people taken collectively.
Synonyms: crowd, gang, group
A distinct portion or
plot of land, usually smaller than a field.
Synonyms: allotment, parcel, plot That which happens without human design or forethought.
Synonyms: chance, accident, destiny, fate, fortune Anything (as a die, pebble, ball, or slip of paper) used in determining a question by chance, or without human choice or will.
The lot is cast into the lap, but the whole disposing thereof is of the Lord. The part, or fate, that falls to one, as it were, by chance, or without his planning.
1977, C-3PO in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.
We seem to be made to suffer. It's our lot in life. A prize in a lottery.
Synonym: prize Allotment; lottery.
1990: Donald Kagan, Pericles of Athens and the Birth of Democracy, chapter 2: “Politician”, page 40 (Guild Publishing; CN 2239)
Archons served only for one year and, since 487/6, they were chosen by lot. Generals, on the other hand, were chosen by direct election and could be reelected without limit.
( definite , the lot ) All members of a set; everything.
( historical ) An old unit of weight used in many European countries from the Middle Ages, often defined as 1/30 or 1/32 of a (local) pound.
lot ( third-person singular simple present lots, present participle lotting, simple past and past participle lotted)
( transitive , dated ) To allot; to sort; to apportion. ( US , informal , dated ) To count or reckon ( on or upon).
Proto-Albanian *lā(i)ta, and adjective in *-to-, from Proto-Indo-European *lēy- ( “ to pour ” ).
lot ( m indefinite plural , lot definite singular , loti definite plural )
lotët tear (from the eye)
Gjak, djersë dhe lot — Blood, sweat and tears
Middle Dutch lot.
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lot Rhymes: -ɔt
lot ( n plural loten, diminutive lootje )
n destiny, fate,
lot lottery ticket
( archaic ) lot, allotment ( that which has been apportioned to a party )
→ Indonesian: lot Negerhollands: loot, lot
Middle French lot, from Old French loz, los, from Frankish *lot, from Proto-Germanic *hlutą. Cognate with English lot.
lot ( m plural lots)
share (of inheritance)
plot (of land)
batch (of goods for sale)
lot (at auction)
prize (in lottery)
( slang ) babe
lot de consolation sortir du lot
Further reading “lot” in ( Trésor de la langue française informatisé The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
Dutch lot, from Proto-Germanic *hlutą.
(key): [ˈlɔt] Hyphenation: lot
lot ( first-person possessive lotku, second-person possessive lotmu, third-person possessive lotnya)
( manufacturing ) a separate portion; a number of things taken collectively.
( colloquial ) lottery
Synonyms: lotre, undian ( finance ) allotment
Further reading “lot” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.
Frankish *lot, from Proto-Germanic *hlutą.
lot ( m plural lots)
( Guernsey ) lot ( at auction )
simple past of la ( Etymology 1 ) simple past of late
Czech let and Russian полёт ( poljót ).
m inan flight
( adjectives ) lotniczy, lotny, nielotny
( adverbs ) lotniczo, lotnie
( nouns ) lotka, lotnictwo, lotniczka, lotnik, lotnisko, lotniskowiec, nalot, odlot, przylot, ulotka, wylot, latawiec, polatucha, podlotek, przelot ( verbs ) latać, lecieć, odlatywać, odlecieć, podlatywać, podlecieć, polatać, polecieć, przylatywać, przylecieć, ulatywać, ulecieć, wylatać, wylecieć, wzlatywać, zlatywać, zlecieć
Further reading lot in
Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN lot in Polish dictionaries at PWN
lot ( m gen lota, pl lotan)
A unit of weight: 1 lot = 3 mısqal = 12.797 g ( archaic ) 
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lot ( n plural lotten, diminutive lotsje)
Further reading “lot (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011 Source: wiktionary.org
to separate into batches. (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)