Definition of lot
(Entry 1 of 3)
1 : an object used as a counter in determining a question by chance — see also throw in one's lot with
2a : the use of lots as a means of deciding something One was chosen by lot to represent the group.
b : the resulting choice
3a : something that comes to one upon whom a lot has fallen : share The will provided for equal lots for all the children.
b : one's way of life or worldly fate : fortune the lot of man, to suffer and to die— Alexander Pope
4a : a portion of land
b : a measured parcel of land having fixed boundaries and designated on a plot or survey built his home on a half-acre lot
c : a motion-picture studio and its adjoining property
d : an establishment for the storage or sale of motor vehicles a used car lot
5a : a number of units of an article, a single article, or a parcel of articles offered as one item (as in an auction sale) Lot 45 is a dining room set.
b : all the members of a present group, kind, or quantity —usually used with the sampled the whole lot of desserts
6a : a number of associated persons : set fell in with a rough lot
7 : a considerable quantity or extent a lot of money lots of friends
Definition of lot (Entry 2 of 3)
Definition of Lot (Entry 3 of 3)
: 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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