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a lot

Definition of a lot

  1. 1 :  a large amount <She has done a lot to help other people.> <I'd give a lot to be able to write like that!> <They must have paid a lot for that car.> <We did quite a lot this morning.> <We still have a lot to do.>

  2. 2 :  very often <Do they hike a lot?> <I've been seeing her a lot recently.>

  3. 3 :  to a large degree or extent :  much <This is a lot nicer.> <This is a lot more complicated than it looks.>

  4. 4 :  very much —used to say that one feels a particular emotion very strongly <“Did you like the movie?” “Yes, I liked it a lot.”> <I miss her a lot since she went away.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  an object used as a counter in determining a question by chance

    :  the use of lots as a means of deciding something

    :  the resulting choice

  1. :  allot, apportion

    :  to form or divide into lots

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