an awful lot

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of an awful lot

informal
1 :a large amount
  • They lost an awful lot of money.
  • She does an awful lot of talking.
2 :very much
  • I like him an awful lot.

Word by Word Definitions

awful play
  1. : extremely disagreeable or objectionable

  2. : exceedingly great

  3. : inspiring awe

  1. : very, extremely

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

  2. : the use of lots as a means of deciding something

  3. : the resulting choice

  1. : allot, apportion

  2. : to form or divide into lots

  1. : a nephew of Abraham who according to the account in Genesis escaped from the doomed city of Sodom with his wife who turned into a pillar of salt when she looked back


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