Definition of allot
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
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.
Origin and Etymology of allot
Middle English alotten, from Anglo-French aloter, from a- (from Latin ad-) + lot, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English hlot lot
First Known Use: 15th century
ALLOT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of allot for English Language Learners
: to give someone (an amount of something) to use or have
ALLOT Defined for Kids
Definition of allot for Students
: to give out as a share or portion She finished the test in the time allotted.
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