UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations'lot', 'Lot': /lɒt/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/lɑt/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling'lot': (lot); 'Lot': (Bible Lot; Geogr lôt)

Inflections of 'lot' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
v 3rd person singular
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
  1. [furniture, art, wine, second-hand, auction house] lots
  2. US: a [private, public, company, communal] parking lot
  3. a (used) car lot
  4. a [2-acre, 3,000 square-foot] building lot
  5. picked up [an interesting, a cheap, a great] lot at the auction house
  6. [bought, bagged] a great lot at auction
  7. the lot [went, sold] for [$1,000]
  8. [bought, snapped up] the whole lot
  9. was [auctioned, sold] off in lots
  10. drew a [poor, good] lot in life
  11. a [woman's, poor man's] lot is
  12. (not) [happy, content, satisfied] with their lot
  13. the [teams, people, recipients] were chosen by lots
  14. [appreciated, valued, loved] by lots
  15. the whole lot [went missing, escaped, were injured]
  16. there was a whole lot of [people, options, cars]
  17. offensive: that is a whole lot of [sh**, bulls**t]
  18. that group is a [bad, rotten, spoiled] lot
  1. a lot of people [go, enjoy, say]
  2. a lot of times I [go]
  3. had a lot of fun [at, with, on]
  4. have (got) a lot to [learn, say]
  5. is a lot to [take in, remember]
  6. [cost, save up, earn] a lot of money
  7. know a lot more [now, about]
  8. have a lot in common (with)
  9. got a lot [better, worse, faster]
  10. need to be a lot [faster, quieter]
  11. is a lot [more, less] [expensive, difficult]
  12. [hesitate, panic, laugh, complain] a lot
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