allot

verb
al·​lot | \ ə-ˈlät How to pronounce allot (audio) \
allotted; allotting

Definition of allot

transitive verb

1 : to assign as a share or portion allot 10 minutes for the speech
2 : to distribute by or as if by lot allot seats to the press

Other Words from allot

allotter noun

Examples of allot in a Sentence

Each speaker will be allotted 15 minutes. The newspaper will allot a full page to each of the three mayoral candidates.
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First Known Use of allot

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for allot

Middle English alotten, borrowed from Anglo-French aloter, from a- (going back to Latin ad- ad-) + -loter, verbal derivative of lot "lot, portion, share," borrowed from Old Low Franconian *hlota-, going back to Germanic *hluta- — more at lot entry 1

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2 Aug 2022

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“Allot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/allot. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for allot

allot

verb
al·​lot | \ ə-ˈlät How to pronounce allot (audio) \
allotted; allotting

Kids Definition of allot

: to give out as a share or portion She finished the test in the time allotted.

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