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  1. [noun] (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "it must have cost plenty"
    Synonyms: batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, mass, mess, mickle, mint, muckle, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad, whole whole slew

  2. [noun] a parcel of land having fixed boundaries; "he bought a lot on the lake"

  3. [noun] your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you); "whatever my fortune may be"; "deserved a better fate"; "has a happy lot"; "the luck of the Irish"; "a victim of circumstances"; "success that was her portion"
    Synonyms: fortune, destiny, fate, luck, circumstances, portion

  4. [noun] any collection in its entirety; "she bought the whole caboodle"
    Synonyms: bunch, caboodle

  5. [noun] an unofficial association of people or groups; "the smart set goes there"; "they were an angry lot"
    Synonyms: set, circle, band

  6. [noun] anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random; "the luck of the draw"; "they drew lots for it"
    Synonyms: draw

  7. [noun] (Old Testament) nephew of Abraham; God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah but chose to spare Lot and his family who were told to flee without looking back at the destruction
    Synonyms: Lot

  8. [verb] divide into lots, as of land, for example

  9. [verb] 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"
    Synonyms: distribute, administer, mete out, deal, parcel out, dispense, shell out, deal out, dish out, aldole out


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