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noun [countable] lot pronunciation in American English /lɑt/ 
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plurallots
  1. 3
    a thing or group of things that are to be sold, especially in an auction

    The sale of wine reached $9 million at Christie's with fewer than half the lots sold.

  2. 4

    the lot

    mainly British all of a number or amount that you have just mentioned

    I offered him half, but he got greedy and wanted the lot.

  3. 5
    British a group or set of people or things
    lot of:

    I've just finished typing one lot of letters.

    1. a.
      British informal a particular group of people

      I thought this lot might have been a bit more sympathetic to my approach.

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