verb (used with object), lot·ted, lot·ting.
verb (used without object), lot·ted, lot·ting.
- lost river,
- lost river range,
- lost tribes,
- lost tribes of israel,
- lost-wax process,
- lot's wife,
Origin of lot
Examples from the Web for lotted
I don't deny I lotted on her before she was took away, but I never want to think about her again; so you needn't come nor send.
On this occasion he had it all clean and prepared for the young friends, as he knew they lotted much on having a sail.The Pearl Box|"A Pastor"
He expected she would, sure as shootin'; lotted on it, they say.The Wooing of Calvin Parks|Laura E. Richards
She's outgrown most of her clothes, an' I'd 'lotted on having her sew some.Helen Grant's Schooldays|Amanda M. Douglas
So we lotted out the land, of which there is enough for hundreds, and began to build rude houses.Marie|H. Rider Haggard
adverb (preceded by a) informal
verb lots, lotting or lotted
Word Origin for lot
Old English hlot "object (anything from dice to straw, but often a chip of wood with a name inscribed on it) used to determine someone's share," also "what falls to a person by lot," from Proto-Germanic *khlutom (cf. Old Norse hlutr "lot, share," Old Frisian hlot "lot," Old Saxon hlot, Middle Dutch, Dutch lot, Old High German hluz "share of land," German Los; Old English hleotan "to cast lots, to foretell"), of unknown origin. The object was placed with others in a receptacle, which was shaken, the winner being the one that fell out first. Hence, to cast lots. In some cases the lots were drawn by hand. The word was adopted from Germanic into the Romanic languages (cf. lottery, lotto). Meaning "choice resulting from the casting of lots" first attested c.1200.
Sense of "plot of land" is first recorded 1630s (distribution of the best property in new settlements often determined by casting lots), that of "group, collection" is 1725, from notion of auction lots. The generalized sense of "great many" is first attested in 1812. To cast (one's) lot with another is to agree to share winnings.
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.