"lots" 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
"made lots of new friends"
"she amassed stacks of newspapers"
"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"
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"
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
"lots" in the verb sense
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"
"lots" in the adverb sense
1. a lot, lots, a good deal, a great deal, much, very much
to a very great degree or extent
"I feel a lot better"
"we enjoyed ourselves very much"
"she was very much interested"
"this would help a great deal"
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