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  1. administer or bestow, as in small portions; "administer critical remarks to everyone present"; "dole out some money"; "shell out pocket money for the children"; "deal a blow to someone" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. an unofficial association of people or groups; "the smart set goes there"; "they were an angry lot" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent; "a batch of letters"; "a deal of trouble"; "a lot of money"; "he made a mint on the stock market"; "it must have cost plenty" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. any collection in its entirety; "she bought the whole caboodle" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you); "whatever my fortune may be"; "deserved a better fate"; "has a happy lot"; "the luck of the Irish"; "a victim of circumstances"; "success that was her portion" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random; "the luck of the draw"; "they drew lots for it" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. a parcel of land having fixed boundaries; "he bought a lot on the lake" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. (Old Testament) nephew of Abraham; God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah but chose to spare Lot and his family who were told to flee without looking back at the destruction Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. divide into lots, as of land, for example Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. That which happens without human design or forethought; chance; accident; hazard; fortune; fate. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Anything (as a die, pebble, ball, or slip of paper) used in determining a question by chance, or without man's choice or will; as, to cast or draw lots. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. The part, or fate, which falls to one, as it were, by chance, or without his planning. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A distinct portion or plot of land, usually smaller than a field; as, a building lot in a city. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A large quantity or number; a great deal; as, to spend a lot of money; lots of people think so. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A prize in a lottery. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. To allot; to sort; to portion. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A separate portion; a number of things taken collectively; as, a lot of stationery; - colloquially, sometimes of people; as, a sorry lot; a bad lot. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. Fortune; fate; as, the lot of man; portion or parcel, especially a plot of land; a share; method of deciding questions by drawing numbers, blocks, dice, etc.; as, to choose by; lot; one of the objects so drawn; colloquially, a great quantity. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  19. To separate into lots; assign. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  20. One's fate in the future: that which falls to any one as his fortune: that which decides by chance: a separate portion. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. To allot: to separate into lots: to catalogue:-pr.p. lotting; pa.p. lotted. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. Chance; fortune; decision by chance; portion. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  23. To divide or draw by lot; allot; apportion. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  24. Something to be taken by chance as a means of decision; chance; fortune; share. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. A parcel of land. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. Chance; fortune; that by which the fortune of one is determined; that which falls to one by fortune; a distinct portion or parcel. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. To allot; to catalogue. To cast lots, to use or throw a die, or some other instrument. To draw lots, to determine an event by drawing one thing from a number whose marks are concealed from the drawer, and thus determining an event. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. That which falls to any one as his fortune; fate; fortune; chance; anything used in determining chances, as to cast or draw lots; a parcel; a piece or division of land; in familiar language, collection, as, they are a sorry lot; abundance, as, we have a lot of money. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  29. To sort in lots; to catalogue. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  30. A separate portion; a number of things taken collectively; as, a lot of stationery; -- colloquially, sometimes of people; as, a sorry lot; a bad lot. mso.anu.edu.au
  31. (veil or covering ), the son of Haran, and therefore the nephew of Abraham. ( Genesis 11:27 Genesis 11:31 ) (B.C. before 1926-1898.) His sisters were Milcah the wife of Nahor, and Iscah, by some identified with Sarah. haran died before the emigration of Terah and his family from Ur of the Chaldees, ver. 28, and Lot was therefore born there. He removed with the rest of his kindred to Charran, and again subsequently with Abraham and Sarai to Canaan. ch. ( Genesis 12:4 Genesis 12:5 ) With them he took refuge in Egypt from a famine,a nd with them returned, first to the "south," ch. ( Genesis 13:1 ) and then to their original settlement between Bethel and Ai. vs. ( Genesis 13:3 Genesis 13:4 ) But the pastures of the hills of Bethel, which had with ease contained the two strangers on their first arrival, were not able any longer to bear them, so much had their possessions of sheep, goats and cattle increased. Accordingly they separated, Lot choosing the fertile plain of the Jordan, and advancing as far as Sodom. ( Genesis 13:10-14 ) The next occurrence in the life of Lot is his capture by the four kings of the east and his rescue by Abram. ch. ( Genesis 13:14 ) The last scene preserved to us in the history of Lot is too well known to need repetition. He was still living in Sodom, ( Genesis 19:1 ) ... from which he was rescued by some angels on the day of its final overthrow. he fled first to Zoar, in which he found a temporary refuge during the destruction of the other cities of the plain. Where this place was situated is not known with certainty. [ZOAR] The end of Lots wife is commonly treated as one of the difficulties of the Bible; but it surely need not be so. It cannot be necessary to create the details of the story where none are given. On these points the record is silent. The value and the significance of the story to us are contained in the allusion of Christ. ( Luke 17:32 ) Later ages have not been satisfied so to leave the matter, but have insisted on identifying the "pillar" with some one of the fleeting forms which the perishable rock of the south end of the Dead Sea is constantly assuming in its process of decomposition and liquefaction. From the incestuous intercourse between Lot and his two daughters sprang the nations of Moab and Ammon. biblestudytools.com
  32. (literally a pebble ). The custom of deciding doubtful questions by lot is one of great extent and high antiquity. Among the Jews lots were used with the expectation that God would so control them as to give a right direction to them. They were very often used by Gods appointment. "As to the mode of casting lots, we have no certain information. Probably several modes were practiced." "Very commonly among the Latins little counters of wood were put into a jar with so narrow a neck that only one could come out at a time. After the jar had been filled with water and the contents shaken, the lots were determined by the order in which the bits of wood, representing the several parties, came out with the water. in other cases they were put into a wide open jar, and the counters were drawn out by the hand. Sometimes again they were cast in the manner of dice. The soldiers who cast lots for Christs garments undoubtedly used these dice." --Lyman Abbott. biblestudytools.com
  33. (Heb. goral, a "pebble"), a small stone used in casting lots ( Numbers 33:54 ; Jonah 1:7 ). The lot was always resorted to by the Hebrews with strictest reference to the interposition of God, and as a method of ascertaining the divine will ( Proverbs 16:33 ), and in serious cases of doubt ( Esther 3:7 ). Thus the lot was used at the division of the land of Canaan among the serveral tribes ( Numbers 26:55 ; 34:13 ), at the detection of Achan ( Joshua 7:14 Joshua 7:18 ), the election of Saul to be king ( 1 Samuel 10:20 1 Samuel 10:21 ), the distribution of the priestly offices of the temple service ( 1 Chronicles 24:3 1 Chronicles 24:5 1 Chronicles 24:19 ; Luke 1:9 ), and over the two goats at the feast of Atonement ( Leviticus 16:8 ). Matthias, who was "numbered with the eleven" ( Acts 1:24-26 ), was chosen by lot. This word also denotes a portion or an inheritance ( Joshua 15:1 ; Psalms 125:3 ; Isaiah 17:4 ), and a destiny, as assigned by God ( Psalms 16:5 ; Daniel 12:13 ). Lot, (Heb. lot), a covering; veil, the son of Haran, and nephew of Abraham ( Genesis 11:27 ). On the death of his father, he was left in charge of his grandfather Terah (31), after whose death he accompanied his uncle Abraham into Canaan ( 12:5 ), thence into Egypt (10), and back again to Canaan ( 13:1 ). After this he separated from him and settled in Sodom ( 13:5-13 ). There his righteous soul was "vexed" from day to day ( 2 Peter 2:7 ), and he had great cause to regret this act. Not many years after the separation he was taken captive by Chedorlaomer, and was rescued by Abraham ( Genesis 14 ). At length, when the judgment of God descended on the guilty cities of the plain ( Genesis 19:1-20 ), Lot was miraculously delivered. When fleeing from the doomed city his wife "looked back from behind him, and became a pillar of salt." There is to this day a peculiar crag at the south end of the Dead Sea, near Kumran, which the Arabs call Bint Sheik Lot, i.e., Lot's wife. It is "a tall, isolated needle of rock, which really does bear a curious resemblance to an Arab woman with a child upon her shoulder." From the words of warning in Luke 17:32 , "Remember Lot's wife," it would seem as if she had gone back, or tarried so long behind in the desire to save some of her goods, that she became involved in the destruction which fell on the city, and became a stiffened corpse, fixed for a time in the saline incrustations. She became "a pillar of salt", i.e., as some think, of asphalt. (See SALT .) Lot and his daughters sought refuge first in Zoar, and then, fearing to remain there longer, retired to a cave in the neighbouring mountains ( Genesis 19:30 ). Lot has recently been connected with the people called on the Egyptian monuments Rotanu or Lotanu, who is supposed to have been the hero of the Edomite tribe Lotan. biblestudytools.com
  34. A separate portion; a number of things taken collectively; all objects sold in a single purchase transaction; as, a lot of stationery; colloquially, sometimes of people; as, a sorry lot; a bad lot. dictgcide_fs
  35. A large quantity or number; a great deal; as, to spend a lot of money; to waste a lot of time on line; lots of people think so. dictgcide_fs
  36. lot, n. one's fate in the future: destiny: that which falls to any one as his fortune: that which decides by chance: a separate portion.--v.t. to allot: to separate into lots: to catalogue:--pr.p. lot'ting; pa.p. lot'ted.--CAST, or DRAW, lots, to determine an event by some arrangement of chances. [A.S. hlot, hlýt, a lot--hleótan, to cast lots.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  37. One of a set of objects used to secure a chance decision in dividing goods, selecting officials, &c. (now only in draw, cast, ll., usu. between, for, who, &c., & in throw or cast in one\'s l. with, share fortunes of), this method of deciding (the l.; by l.), choise resulting from it (the l. fell upon me); what falls to person by l., share (have no part nor l. in), person\'s destiny, fortune, condition, (the l. falls to me, it falls to my l., it falls to me as. my l., to do); tax, due, (scot& l.); plot or allotment of land; article or set of articles offered separately at sale, item at auction, (bad l., disreputable or vicious person); number or quantity of person or things of same kind or samehow associated (the l., the whole number or quantity); (colloq.) considerable number or amount, a good or great deal. (Vb) divide (land, usu. out, or goods for sale) into ll. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  38. n. [Anglo-Saxon] That which happens without human design or forethought; chance; accident: hazard; fortune;— a contrivance to determine a question by chance the part or fate which falls to one by chance, a distinct parcel; a separate part;— a proportion or share of taxes;— an assemblage or set of men;— a large number or quantity; abundance. Cabinet Dictionary

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