allotment allotment  /ə ˈlɑt mənt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a share set aside for a specific purpose
  2. (n) the act of distributing by allotting or apportioning; distribution according to a plan

Usage(s):

  1. Medicine has not yet been able to nudge upward the biblical allotment of threescore years and ten, and we are already halfway there.
  2. Amazingly, if they invited guests over to eat, the guests' food had to be covered by the $1 allotment.
  3. And it goes without saying that you should never drink your weekly allotment all at once.

News

  1. Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. Announces Closing of Public Offering and Full Exercise of Over-Allotment Option to ...

    Atlas Resource Partners, L.P. announced today the closing of its previously announced public offering and the full exercise of the underwriters’ over-allotment option to purchase additional common units.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Argent Energy Trust announces closing of over-allotment option

    Argent Energy Trust announces closing of over-allotment option
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance

  3. SCITI Trust Announces Exercise and Closing of Over-Allotment Option

    SCITI Trust Announces Exercise and Closing of Over-Allotment Option
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance

Quotes

  1. "He's still pretty tender," said Francona. "I think we plan on taking the full allotment of time just to see if he's okay because of the threat he presents from the right side. I don't know if it will work or not. We're not going to put him...
    on Oct 6, 2009 By: Terry Francona Source: WEEI.com

  2. Announcing the initiative at the SNP conference in Perth, Mr Lochhead said: "Fresh food isn't the only benefit to be had from tending an allotment of course. They encourage physical activity, offer a place for individuals to relax and are also...
    on Oct 16, 2008 By: Richard Lochhead Source: Telegraph.co.uk

  3. "Obviously, he needs to throw the ball better -- let's be perfectly honest," Piniella said. "I think he knows that, too. At the same time, you've got to get started somewhere. He threw his allotment of pitches, and we got him out of there....
    on Mar 5, 2007 By: Lou Piniella Source: MLB.com

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