lot - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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  1. 1
    British a group or set of people or things

    When you’ve done these, you can get started on that lot.

    lot of:

    I’ve just finished typing one lot of letters.

    It can be a bit difficult when there are two lots of parents involved.

    1. a.
      British informal a particular group of people

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

  2. 2
    cinema the buildings and the land around them where films are made
  3. 3
    a thing or group of things that are to be sold, especially in an auction

    What am I bid for lot 36?

  4. 4

    the lot

    the whole of a number or amount that you have just mentioned

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

  5. 5
    mainly American a small area of land used for a particular purpose

    They bought a small lot behind the church.

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