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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun lot:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb lot:


Lot is sometimes a misspelling of a lot, food, last, lights, lost, lots or loud.

The word lot is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun lot

What does lot mean as a name of something?

Lot is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural:

  • lot: lots
  • Lot: -

  1. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
  2. a parcel of land having fixed boundaries
  3. an unofficial association of people or groups
    • example: they were an angry lot
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonyms of lot: band / circle / set
    • more generic term: social group = people sharing some social relation
    • more specific terms:
      • car pool = a small group of car drivers who arrange to take turns driving while the others are passengers
      • inner circle / coterie / ingroup / clique / camp / pack = an exclusive circle of people with a common purpose
      • cohort = a band of warriors
      • confederacy / conspiracy = a group of conspirators banded together to achieve some harmful or illegal purpose
      • Four Hundred = the exclusive social set of a city
      • horsey set / horsy set = a set of people sharing a devotion to horses and horseback riding and horse racing
      • jet set = a set of rich and fashionable people who travel widely for pleasure
      • company / party = a band of people associated temporarily in some activity
  4. your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)
  5. anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random
    • example: they drew lots for it
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of lot: draw
    • more generic terms: object / physical object = a tangible and visible entity
  6. any collection in its entirety
  7. (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
    • domain: Old Testament
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • instance of: Hebrew / Israelite / Jew = a person belonging to the worldwide group claiming descent from Jacob (or converted to it) and connected by cultural or religious ties

Specialised definition of the noun lot

Glossary of biology

quantity of material which is assumed to be a single population for sampling purposes

Definition of the verb lot

What does lot mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: lotted, lotting

  1. divide into lots, as of land, for example
  2. administer or bestow, as in small portions


  1. Lot is a department in the southwest of France named after the Lot River.
  2. The Lot, originally the Olt, is a river in France, right tributary of the Garonne. It rises in the Cévennes, flowing west through Quercy, where it flows into the Garonne near Aiguillon, a total distance of 481 kilometres. It gives its name to the Lot département.
  3. Lot is a village in the municipality of Beersel, Belgium.
    • also known as Lot, Beersel; Lot, Belgium
    • part of Beersel
  4. Lot a.k.a. Lewis University Airport is a public airport located 20 miles southwest of Chicago, in the village of Romeoville in Will County, Illinois, United States. The Joliet Regional Port District assumed ownership of the airport in 1989. The National Weather Service Chicago, Illinois is adjacent to the airport.
  5. LOT a.k.a. Land of Tomorrow is a Venue in Louisville.
  6. Lot a.k.a. Lot, Kentucky: Lot is an unincorporated community located in Whitley County, Kentucky, United States.

There are other places with in their name, like lot 1, lot 2, lot 3, lot 4, LOT 5, lot 6, lot 7, LOT 8, lot 9, lot 10, lot 11, Lot 12, lot 13, lot 14, lot 15, lot 16, lot 17, lot 18, lot 19 and lot 20.


Who is Lot?

Lot is a person mentioned in the biblical Book of Genesis chapters 11–14 and 19. Notable episodes in his life include his travels with his uncle Abram, his flight from the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, during which Lot's wife became a pillar of salt, and the seduction by his daughters so that they could bear children.


LOT a.k.a. LOT Polish Airlines: Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT S.A., trading as LOT Polish Airlines, is the flag carrier of Poland. Based in Warsaw, LOT was established in 1929, making it one of the world's oldest airlines still in operation. Using a fleet of 55 aircraft, LOT operates a complex network to 60 destinations in Europe, the Middle East, North America, and Asia. Most of the destinations are served from its hub, Warsaw Chopin Airport.


  1. Lot: The fictional representation of Lot, a person mentioned in the biblical Book of Genesis chapters 11–14 and 19.
  2. Lot is een fictief personage uit de kinderserie Sesamstraat gespeeld door Lot Lohr.
    • also known as Lotje
  3. Lot is a fictional character from the 1933 film Lot in Sodom.

There are other characters with in their name, like Lot's wife.


"Lot" is a short story written by Ward Moore.

  • released in (62 years ago)


  1. "Lot" a.k.a. "Flight" is a 2012 drama film written by John Gatins and directed by Robert Zemeckis.
  2. "Lot" is a short film, directed by Tamar van den Dop.
    • country: Netherlands
    • language: Dutch Language
    • released in (12 years ago)


  1. Lot: A lot is an old unit of weight used in many European countries since the Middle Ages until the beginning of the 20th century. Most often it was defined as either ¹⁄₃₀ or ¹⁄₃₂ of a pound. Recorded values range from 10 to 50 grams.
  2. Lot a.k.a. Otuho Language: Otuho is the language of the Lotuko people of Eastern Equatoria, an area in Southern Sudan. It is an Eastern Nilotic language, and has several dialects.
    • also known as Lotuko, Lotuho, Olotorit, Latuka, Otuxo, Lattuka, Lotuka, Latooka, Lotuxo, Latuko, Lotuko language
  3. Lot a.k.a. Preserved specimen: A physical object representing one or more organisms, part of organism, or artifact of an organism. synonyms: voucher, collection, lot.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Lot

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Google previewThe law of city planning and zoning (1922)

by F.B. Williams

A lot is a parcel of land in a single ownership occupied by not more than one building and the accessory buildings or...

Google previewThe Grateful Dead and Philosophy (2011)

Getting High Minded about Love and Haight by Steve Gimbel

But the parking lot is a community of hardcore Deadheads and the occasional concert attendee. Those attendees have an affection for the Grateful Dead in common, sure, but that is hardly grounds for calling the gathering a community.

Google previewLottie's Lot (2014)

by Nancy O'Connor

―Lottie's Lot is a thorough and engaging exploration of a family matriarch during a pivotal time in women's history.

Google previewThe Flavors of Phillies Nation (2014)

A Philadelphia Tailgate Companion by Brian Michael

The massive lot is a prime location, a corner's jump from Citizens Bank Park and right across the street from Lincoln Financial Field. With two front lots and a back lot that seems endless, this is the place to be in Philadelphia before a game.

Google previewPatrick-Turner's Industrial Automation Dictionary (1996)

by Clarence T. Jones, S. Percy Jones

LOT TRACEABILITY loop feedback signal: That part of the loop output signal that is fed back to the input to produce the loop actuating signal. loop input signal: An external signal applied to a feedback control loop in control systems. loop ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (1979)

Volume 12 - Pattern Recognition: Structural Description Languages to Reliability of Computer Systems by Jack Belzer, Albert G. Holzman, Allen Kent

Current practice does not consider the overall system economics when making lot size decisions, nor does it provide a uniform approach to treating resource constraints to insure the feasibility of the production program. For small-scale ...

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Sign language

(10 Month) Baby Sign Language Signing a lot in a row

10 months Words include Light, More, Food, Potty (not correct), Milk, water.

Quotes about Lot

I sure saw a lot of kids that I'm sure didn't know a lot about us, or we were definitely new to them. The kids who came up to me afterward, we'd talk about music, sign a lot of autographs. So I'm sure we made a lot of new fans. (Joan Jett)
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Scrabble value of L1O1T1

The value of this 3-letter word is 3 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of LOT

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