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lot

noun
 
 
/lɒt/
a lot; lots A1 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.Large in number or quantityGeneral words for size and amount
a lot better/older/quicker, etc A1 much better/older/quicker, etc: It's a lot better than the old system. It's a lot quicker by train.Large in number or quantityGeneral words for size and amount
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.Something, anything, nothing, and everything
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.Groups and collections of thingsVariety and mixturesGroups of people
AREA [C] US an area of land: a parking lot an empty lotPlaces and locationsUnpleasant places
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.Shops, markets and auctionsRestaurants and cafesBuildings in general
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.Fate and destiny
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