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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
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 Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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