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Lot

Pronunciation: lǒt
n.1.
1.That which happens without human design or forethought; chance; accident; hazard; fortune; fate.
But save my life, which lot before your foot doth lay.
- Spenser.
2.Anything (as a die, pebble, ball, or slip of paper) used in determining a question by chance, or without man's choice or will; as, to cast or draw lots.
If we draw lots, he speeds.
- Shak.
3.The part, or fate, which falls to one, as it were, by chance, or without his planning.
4.A separate portion; a number of things taken collectively; all objects sold in a single purchase transaction; as, a lot of stationery; - colloquially, sometimes of people; as, a sorry lot; a bad lot.
5.A distinct portion or plot of land, usually smaller than a field; as, a building lot in a city.
6.A large quantity or number; a great deal; as, to spend a lot of money; to waste a lot of time on line; lots of people think so.
He wrote to her . . . he might be detained in London by a lot of business.
- W. Black.
7.A prize in a lottery.
To cast in one's lot with
to share the fortunes of.
To cast lots
to use or throw a die, or some other instrument, by the unforeseen turn or position of which, an event is by previous agreement determined.
To draw lots
to determine an event, or make a decision, by drawing one thing from a number whose marks are concealed from the drawer.
To pay scot and lot
to pay taxes according to one's ability. See Scot.
v. t.1.To allot; to sort; to portion.
[imp. & p. p. Lotted ; p. pr. & vb. n. Lotting .]
To lot on
to count or reckon upon; to expect with pleasure.
Noun1.Lotlot - (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"; "it must have cost plenty"
2.lot - a parcel of land having fixed boundaries; "he bought a lot on the lake"
3.Lotlot - 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"
4.lot - any collection in its entirety; "she bought the whole caboodle"
Synonyms: caboodle, bunch
5.lot - an unofficial association of people or groups; "the smart set goes there"; "they were an angry lot"
Synonyms: band, circle, set
6.lot - anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random; "the luck of the draw"; "they drew lots for it"
Synonyms: draw
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
Verb1.lot - divide into lots, as of land, for example
2.lot - 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"

LOT. Anything on which depends the accidental determination of a right by which we acquire or lose something; or it is that which fortuitously determines what we are to acquire. When it can be certainly known what are our rights, we ought never to resort to a decision by lot; but when it is impossible to tell what actually belong to us, as if an estate is divided into three parts and one part given to each of three persons, the proper way to ascertain each one's part is to draw lots. Wolff, Dr. &c., de la Nat. Sec. 669.

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