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lot

noun

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1 a small piece of land that is developed or available for development
  • the softball team often plays in the vacant lot down at the end of the street

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2 a considerable amount
  • you'll need to do a lot of studying for the test
  • you sure bought a lot of clothing

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3 a small area of usually open land
  • there were still plenty of Christmas trees available for sale in the lot

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4 a number of things considered as a unit
  • the auctioneer next introduced a lot containing several pieces of fine china

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5 a state or end that seemingly has been decided beforehand
  • will it always be my lot to be picked last in gym class?

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6 a group of people sharing a common interest and relating together socially
  • you should stop hanging out with that lot, or you'll end up in trouble

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7 a usually small number of persons considered as a unit
  • the school has a very strong science department, because there's not one bad teacher in the lot

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lot

verb

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to give as a share or portion
  • everyone is lotted opportunities in life, and it's their responsibility to take them

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fate, destiny, lot, portion, doom mean a predetermined state or end. fate implies an inevitable and usually an adverse outcome. the fate of the submarine is unknown destiny implies something foreordained and often suggests a great or noble course or end. the country's destiny to be a model of liberty to the world lot and portion imply a distribution by fate or destiny, lot suggesting blind chance it was her lot to die childless , portion implying the apportioning of good and evil. remorse was his daily portion doom distinctly implies a grim or calamitous fate. if the rebellion fails, his doom is certain

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The first known use of lot was before the 12th century

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“Lot.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/lot. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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