Definition of lot

"lot" in the noun sense

1. batch, deal, flock, good deal, great deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle, mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile, plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew, spate, stack, tidy sum, wad

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"

2. lot

a parcel of land having fixed boundaries

"he bought a lot on the lake"

3. set, circle, band, lot

an unofficial association of people or groups

"the smart set goes there"

"they were an angry lot"

4. fortune, destiny, fate, luck, lot, circumstances, portion

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"

5. draw, lot

anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random

"the luck of the draw"

"they drew lots for it"

6. bunch, lot, caboodle

any collection in its entirety

"she bought the whole caboodle"

7. Lot

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

"lot" in the verb sense

1. lot

divide into lots, as of land, for example

2. distribute, administer, mete out, deal, parcel out, lot, dispense, shell out, deal out, dish out, allot, dole out

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"

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Quotations for lot

Every man hath his lot. [ Proverb ]

There's mercy in every place,
And mercy, encouraging thought,
Gives even affliction a grace,
And reconciles man to his lot. [ William Cowper ]

It is the lot of man to suffer. [ Benjamin Disraeli ]

Texas has a lot of electrical votes. [ Yogi Berra ]

You can observe a lot just by watching. [ Yogi Berra ]

How happy is the blameless vestal's lot!
The world forgetting, by the world forgot. [ Pope ]

There is nothing can equal the tender hours
When life is first in bloom,
When the heart like a bee, in a wild of flowers,
Finds everywhere perfume;
When the present is all and it questions not
If those flowers shall pass away,
But pleased with its own delightful lot,
Dreams never of decay. [ Bohn ]

Providence protects us in all the details of our lot. [ Mme. de Stael ]

They are the heritage that glorious minds
Bequeath unto the world! — a glittering store
Of gems, more precious far than those he finds
Who searches miser's hidden treasures over.
They are the light, the guiding star of youth.
Leading his spirit to the realms of thought,
Pointing the way to Virtue, Knowledge, Truth,
And teaching lessons, with deep wisdom fraught.
They cast strange beauty round our earthly dreams,
And mystic brightness over our daily lot;
They lead the soul afar to fairy scenes,
Where the world's under visions enter not;
They're deathless and immortal — ages pass away,
Yet still they speak, instruct, inspire, amidst decay! [ Emeline S. Smith ]

A woman's lot is made for her by the love she accepts. [ George Eliot ]

Twilight (of dawn) is the lot of man in every relation. [ Feuchtersleben ]

Perfecting is our destiny, but perfection is never our lot. [ J. C. Weber ]

Fair or foul the lot apportioned life on earth, we bear alike. [ Robert Browning ]

Society has gone to the dogs: a lot of nobodies talking about nothing. [ Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband ]

Contentment with today's lot makes candidacy for a better lot tomorrow. [ Charles H. Parkhurst ]

Advice about keeping secrets: it's a lot easier if you don't know them in the first place. [ Alan Turing ]

Women only call each other sister after they have called each other a lot of other things first. [ Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest ]

Scruples, temptations, and fears, and cutting perplexities of heart, are frequently the lot of the most excellent persons. [ Thomas à Kempis ]

Good poetry has a lot in common with good copy. A poem evokes vivid images and strong emotions through very careful word choice. [ Kathy Kleidermacher, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Copywriter's Words And Phrases ]

Of many imagined blessings it may be doubted whether he that wants or possesses them had more reason to be satisfied with his lot. [ Dr. Johnson ]

To rejoice in another's prosperity, is to give content to your own lot; to mitigate another's grief, is to alleviate or dispel your own. [ Thomas Edwards ]

We have the command, to a great extent, over our own lot. At all events, our mind is our own possession; we can cherish happy thoughts there. [ Samuel Smiles ]

The happiest lot for a man as far as birth is concerned, is that it should be such as to give him but little occasion to think much about it. [ Whately ]

Make the most and the best of your lot, and compare yourself not with the few that are above you, but with the multitudes which are below you. [ Johnson ]

Hope. It is the only thing stronger than fear. A little hope is effective, a lot of hope is dangerous. A spark is fine, as long as it's contained. [ The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins (President Snow) ]

I hope in the future Americans are thought of as a warlike, vicious people, because I bet a lot of high schools would pick Americans as their mascot. [ Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts ]

The objects that we have known in better days are the main props that sustain the weight of our affections, and give us strength to await our future lot. [ Wm. Hazlitt ]

You are never going to be driven anywhere worthwhile, but you sure as hell drive yourself to a lot of great places. It is up to you to drive yourself there. [ Bobby Knight ]

To wither away, be disleaved, be trodden to dust even by the rude feet of Fate, that, friend, is the lot on earth of everything that is beautiful and sweet. [ Heine ]

If you ever go temporarily insane, don't shoot somebody, like a lot of people do. Instead, try to get some weeding done, because you'd really be surprised. [ Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts ]

I wish scientists would come up with a way to make dogs a lot bigger, but with a smaller head. That way, they'd still be good as watchdogs, but they wouldn't eat as much. [ Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts ]

There are two ways of attaining au important end - force and perseverance. Force falls to the lot only of the privileged few, but austere and sustained perseverance can be practiced by the most insignificant. Its silent power grows irresistible with time. [ Madame Swetchine ]

To act with commonsense, according to the moment, is the best wisdom I know; and the best philosophy, to do one's duties, take the world as it comes, submit respectfully to one's lot, bless the goodness that has given us so much happiness with it whatever it is, and despise affectation. [ Horace Walpole ]

There is scare any lot so low, but there is something in it to satisfy the man whom it has befallen, Providence having so ordered things, that in every man's cup how bitter soever, there are some cordial drops, some good circumstances, which if wisely extracted, are sufficient for the purpose he wants them, that is, to make him contented, and if not happy, at least resigned. [ Sterne ]

When I gaze into the stars, they look down upon me with pity from their serene and silent spaces, like eyes glistening with tears over the little lot of man. Thousands of generations, all as noisy as our own, have been swallowed up by time, and there remains no record of them any more. Yet Arcturus and Orion, Sirius and Pleiades, are still shining in their courses, clear and young, as when the shepherd first noted them in the plain of Shinar! [ Carlyle ]

The man who makes a success of an important venture never waits for the crowd. He strikes out for himself. It takes nerve, it takes a great lot of grit; but the man that succeeds has both. Anyone can fail. The public admires the man who has enough confidence in himself to take a chance. These chances are the main things after all. The man who tries to succeed must expect to be criticised. Nothing important was ever done but the greater number consulted previously doubted the possibility. Success is the accomplishment of that which most people think can't be done. [ C. V. White ]

lot in Scrabble®

The word lot is playable in Scrabble®, no blanks required.

Scrabble® Letter Score: 3

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lot in Words With Friends™

The word lot is playable in Words With Friends™, no blanks required.

Words With Friends™ Letter Score: 4

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Words containing the sequence lot

Words with lot in them (533 words)


Word Growth involving lot

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Longer words containing lot

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axolotl axolotls


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cephalothorax cephalothoraxes

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clot cloth backcloth backcloths

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tuberculotoxin tuberculotoxins

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