- to divide or distribute by share or portion; distribute or parcel out; apportion: to allot the available farmland among the settlers.
- to appropriate for a special purpose: to allot money for a park.
- to assign as a portion; set apart; dedicate.
Origin of allot
Related Words for allotappoint, earmark, apportion, distribute, appropriate, allocate, assign, designate, admeasure, cut, share, slice, budget, dole, mete, divvy
Examples from the Web for allot
Historical Examples of allot
Of those fifteen hundred, it is proposed to allot three hundred to each of us.Roden's Corner
Henry Seton Merriman
He did not allot to it more than twenty lines out of a full column.Under Western Eyes
And are you content that I should allot you a position in the wall?
May the Most High ever allot to thee and to me tidings as joyful!The Bbur-nma in English
Babur, Emperor of Hindustan
I feel that mine will never change, whatever fortune may allot me.The Battle of The Press
Theophila Carlile Campbell
- to assign or distribute (shares, etc)
- to designate for a particular purposemoney was allotted to cover expenses
- (foll by to) apportionwe allotted two hours to the case