Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “lot”

See all translations

lot

noun [C]
 
 
/lɒt/
COMMERCE in an auction (= a sale of goods or property to the person who offers the most money), an object or set of objects that are being sold: Lot 57 is a mahogany work desk. Do I have a bid?
PRODUCTION an amount or set of goods that is produced at the same time or sold together: The manufacturer sells to a wholesaler or agent, who sells in smaller lots to other customers. Ingredients should be clearly listed on the manufacturer's label with the lot number and the date of expiration.
PROPERTY an area of land used for a particular purpose: a building/vacant lot We have residential and commercial building lots and acreage for sale. a parking lot
STOCK MARKET an amount of shares that is sold together: The Stock Exchange asked companies to reduce the smallest traded lot of shares to 100 from 1,000.
→  See also job lot
Translations of “lot”
in Spanish suerte, destino, lote…
in French destinée, lot…
in German das Los, der Anteil, der Posten…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大量…
in Russian партия, серия, участок…
in Chinese (Traditional) 大量…
in Turkish grup, bölüm, parça…
in Polish partia, grupa, teren…
(Definition of lot from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of lot?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “lot” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

escapism

a way of avoiding an unpleasant or boring life, especially by thinking, reading, etc. about more exciting but impossible activities

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

showrooming noun

February 23, 2015
the activity of examining a product in a physical store and then making the purchase with an online retailer Amazon’s new smartphone is specifically designed to make showrooming fast and easy.

Read More