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Idioms about lot

    cast (in) one's lot with, to ally oneself with; share the life and fortunes of: She had cast her lot with the bohemian crowd.
    draw / cast lots, to settle a question by the use of lots: They drew lots to see who would go first.

Origin of lot

before 950; 1805–15 for def. 14; Middle English; Old English hlot portion, choice, decision; cognate with Dutch lot,Old Norse hlutr; akin to Old English hlīet,German Los,Old Norse hlaut,Gothic hlauts lot

OTHER WORDS FROM lot

lotter, nounin·ter·lot, verb (used with object) in·ter·lot·ted, in·ter·lot·ting.sublot, nounun·lot·ted, adjective

Other definitions for lot (2 of 4)

Lot1
[ lot ]
/ lɒt /

noun
the nephew of Abraham. His wife was changed into a pillar of salt for looking back during their flight from Sodom. Genesis 13:1–12, 19.

Other definitions for lot (3 of 4)

Lot2
[ lawt ]
/ lɔt /

noun
a river in S France, flowing W to the Garonne. 300 miles (480 km) long.
a department in S France. 2,018 sq. mi. (5,225 sq. km). Capital: Cahors.

Other definitions for lot (4 of 4)

lot.

abbreviation
(in prescriptions) a lotion.

Origin of lot.

From the Latin word lōtiō
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British Dictionary definitions for lot (1 of 3)

See also lots

Word Origin for lot

Old English hlot; related to Old High German lug portion of land, Old Norse hlutr lot, share

British Dictionary definitions for lot (2 of 3)

Lot1
/ (lɒt) /

noun
a department of S central France, in Midi-Pyrénées region. Capital: Cahors. Pop: 164 413 (2003 est). Area: 5226 sq km (2038 sq miles)
a river in S France, rising in the Cévennes and flowing west into the Garonne River. Length: about 483 km (300 miles)

British Dictionary definitions for lot (3 of 3)

Lot2
/ (lɒt) /

noun
Old Testament Abraham's nephew: he escaped the destruction of Sodom, but his wife was changed into a pillar of salt for looking back as they fled (Genesis 19)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with lot

lot

see a lot; carry (a lot of) weight; cast one's lot with; fat chance (lot); have (a lot) going for one; have a lot on one's plate; leave a lot to be desired; quite a bit (lot); think a lot of.

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