lot - definition in the Learner's Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionaries Online

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
 
 
/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
(Definition of lot from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “lot” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

cost/charge the earth

to cost, charge, etc. a lot of money

Word of the Day

The language of elections

by Liz Walter,
April 22, 2015
On May 7th, citizens of the UK will be going to the polls (having an election) to decide who will form the next government. This kind of election is known as a general election. The country is divided into 650 areas, called constituencies. Each constituency elects a member of parliament (MP) to

Read More 

dumbwalking noun

April 20, 2015
walking slowly, without paying attention to the world around you because you are consulting a smartphone He told me dumbwalking probably wouldn’t be a long-term problem.

Read More