lot
noun.
(often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
a batch of letters|a deal of trouble|a lot of money|he made a mint on the stock market|see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos|it must have cost plenty|a slew of journalists|a wad of money
noun.
a parcel of land having fixed boundaries
he bought a lot on the lake
noun.
an unofficial association of people or groups
the smart set goes there|they were an angry lot
Synonym: band, circle, set
noun.
your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)
whatever my fortune may be|deserved a better fate|has a happy lot|the luck of the Irish|a victim of circumstances|success that was her portion
noun.
anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random
the luck of the draw|they drew lots for it
Synonym: draw
noun.
any collection in its entirety
she bought the whole caboodle
Synonym: bunch, caboodle
noun.
(Old Testament) nephew of Abraham; God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah but chose to spare Lot and his family who were told to flee without looking back at the destruction
verb.
divide into lots, as of land, for example
verb.
administer or bestow, as in small portions
administer critical remarks to everyone present|dole out some money|shell out pocket money for the children|deal a blow to someone|the machine dispenses soft drinks