English definition of “lot”
a lot; lots › a large number or amount of people or things: There were a lot of people outside the building. He earns lots of money. I've got a lot to do this morning.
a lot better/older/quicker, etc › much better/older/quicker, etc: It's a lot better than the old system. It's a lot quicker by train.
the lot UK informal › all of an amount or number: I made enough curry for three people and he ate the lot. I'm sick of the lot of them.
GROUP [C] UK › a group of people or things that you deal with together: I've already done one lot of washing. I'll recycle the next lot of newspaper.
AREA [C] US › an area of land: a parking lot an empty lot
SALE [C] › something being sold at an auction (= sale where things are sold to the people who pay the most) : Lot 3: a Victorian chest.
sb's lot › the quality of someone's life and the type of experiences they have: They've done much to improve the lot of working people.