Synonyms for lot


Grammar : Noun
Spell : lot
Phonetic Transcription : lɒt

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Définition of lot

Origin :
  • Old English hlot "object (anything from dice to straw, but often a chip of wood with a name inscribed on it) used to determine someone's share," also "what falls to a person by lot," from Proto-Germanic *khlutom (cf. Old Norse hlutr "lot, share," Old Frisian hlot "lot," Old Saxon hlot, Middle Dutch, Dutch lot, Old High German hluz "share of land," German Los; Old English hleotan "to cast lots, to foretell"), of unknown origin. The object was placed with others in a receptacle, which was shaken, the winner being the one that fell out first. Hence, to cast lots. In some cases the lots were drawn by hand. The word was adopted from Germanic into the Romanic languages (cf. lottery, lotto). Meaning "choice resulting from the casting of lots" first attested c.1200.
  • Sense of "plot of land" is first recorded 1630s (distribution of the best property in new settlements often determined by casting lots), that of "group, collection" is 1725, from notion of auction lots. The generalized sense of "great many" is first attested in 1812. To cast (one's) lot with another is to agree to share winnings.
  • noun piece of property
  • noun quantity, often large
  • noun portion, share
  • noun fate, destiny
Example sentences :
  • Not a blamed thing but a lot of stubs in a check-book, and a little fat.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • It does not often fall to the lot of a boy to perform a deed so heroic.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • He was not unfamiliar with the lot of one who dines with the learned Von Herzlich.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • In the end, then, you'll be out a lot of money even if you win.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • I see; there must a lot of them have died here, but their souls didn't go far, did they now?
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • And that's why I'm outlastin' a lot of the boys and still gettin' my fun out of the game.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • Two millions isn't so much here, you know, and she must have spent a lot of hers.
  • Extract from : « The Spenders » by Harry Leon Wilson
  • As the next toast fell to his lot, he would ask them to charge their glasses.
  • Extract from : « Explorations in Australia » by John Forrest
  • And now I will try if any repose will fall to my lot for the remainder of this night.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • The influence of Westhampton is Radical, and fills the Council with a lot of outsiders.
  • Extract from : « Viviette » by William J. Locke

Antonyms for lot

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