lot lot  /ˈlɑt/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
  2. (n) a parcel of land having fixed boundaries
  3. (n) an unofficial association of people or groups
  4. (n) your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)
  5. (n) anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random
  6. (n) any collection in its entirety
  7. (n) (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
  8. (v) divide into lots, as of land, for example
  9. (v) administer or bestow, as in small portions

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. A lot of it, though, came from Clinton herself.
  2. You have a lot going on besides farming and growing food.
  3. If coffee beans could be spent as currency, a lot of have-not nations would suddenly find themselves rich.

News

  1. Obama says Bernanke has 'stayed a lot longer' than he wanted at Fed

    By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama hinted in an interview aired on Monday that he may be looking for a new chief of the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank, saying Ben Bernanke has stayed a lot longer than the current chairman had originally planned. Obama, speaking to Charlie Rose, host of a PBS interview program, compared Bernanke to longtime FBI Director Robert Mueller, who ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. Pittsburgh parking lot leases draw FBI attention

    The federal investigators have questioned the lot leases that went to a supporter of Mayor Luke Ravenstahl.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

  3. Worth lot as garage site should stay off the table

    The City Council should not reconsider the Worth lot for a new parking garage. The space is too small and would lead to increased traffic congestion on the streets in the area as cars enter and leave the lot. It would turn the Vaughan Mall walkway into a...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Portsmouth Herald

Quotes

  1. In a post on Twitter after the incident Hilton wrote: "Hey guys, there's a lot of crazy rumors going around. Just want you all to know the truth. Everything is completely fine. I was not charged or arrested, cause I didn't do anything. I was...
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: Paris Hilton Source: Taipei Times

  2. "I expect us to compete for a championship," Bosh told ESPN. "I think both Dwyane and I, we both wanted an opportunity where right away we would be competing. : We're ready to sacrifice a lot of things in order to do that. It's not about the...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Chris Bosh Source: Kansas City Star

  3. "Right now, I really don't feel like playing for third place," captain Philipp Lahm said. "The disappointment is very big. We had a lot as our goal and we didn't succeed."
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Philipp Lahm Source: The Associated Press

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