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 for lot
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lot \Lot\ (l[o^]t), n. [AS. hlot; akin to hle['i]tan to cast
     lots, OS. hl[=o]t lot, D. lot, G. loos, OHG. l[=o]z, Icel.
     hlutr, Sw. lott, Dan. lod, Goth. hlauts. Cf. Allot,
     Lotto, Lottery.]
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     1. That which happens without human design or forethought;
        chance; accident; hazard; fortune; fate.
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              But save my life, which lot before your foot doth
              lay.                                  --Spenser.
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     2. 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.
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              The lot is cast into the lap, but the whole
              disposing thereof is of the Lord.     --Prov. xvi.
                                                    33.
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              If we draw lots, he speeds.           --Shak.
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     3. The part, or fate, which falls to one, as it were, by
        chance, or without his planning.
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              O visions ill foreseen! Each day's lot's
              Enough to bear.                       --Milton.
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              He was but born to try
              The lot of man -- to suffer and to die. --Pope.
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     4. 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.
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              I, this winter, met with a very large lot of English
              heads, chiefly of the reign of James I. --Walpole.
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     5. A distinct portion or plot of land, usually smaller than a
        field; as, a building lot in a city.
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              The defendants leased a house and lot in the city of
              New York.                             --Kent.
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     6. 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. [Colloq.]
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              He wrote to her . . . he might be detained in London
              by a lot of business.                 --W. Black.
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     7. A prize in a lottery. [Obs.] --Evelyn.
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     To cast in one's lot with, to share the fortunes of.
  
     To cast lots, to use or throw a die, or some other
        instrument, by the unforeseen turn or position of which,
        an event is by previous agreement determined.
  
     To draw lots, to determine an event, or make a decision, by
        drawing one thing from a number whose marks are concealed
        from the drawer.
  
     To pay scot and lot, to pay taxes according to one's
        ability. See Scot.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lot \Lot\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lotted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Lotting.]
     To allot; to sort; to portion. [R.]
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     To lot on or To lot upon, to count or reckon upon; to
        expect with pleasure. [Colloq. U. S.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  lot
      n 1: (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"; "see the
           rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos"; "it must
           have cost plenty"; "a slew of journalists"; "a wad of
           money" [syn: batch, deal, flock, good deal, great
           deal, hatful, heap, lot, mass, mess, mickle,
           mint, mountain, muckle, passel, peck, pile,
           plenty, pot, quite a little, raft, sight, slew,
           spate, stack, tidy sum, wad]
      2: a parcel of land having fixed boundaries; "he bought a lot on
         the lake"
      3: an unofficial association of people or groups; "the smart set
         goes there"; "they were an angry lot" [syn: set, circle,
         band, lot]
      4: 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" [syn: fortune, destiny, fate, luck,
         lot, circumstances, portion]
      5: anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random;
         "the luck of the draw"; "they drew lots for it" [syn: draw,
         lot]
      6: any collection in its entirety; "she bought the whole
         caboodle" [syn: bunch, lot, caboodle]
      7: (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
      v 1: divide into lots, as of land, for example
      2: 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"; "the machine dispenses soft drinks" [syn:
         distribute, administer, mete out, deal, parcel out,
         lot, dispense, shell out, deal out, dish out,
         allot, dole out]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  465 Moby Thesaurus words for "lot":
     A to Z, A to izzard, Friday, Friday the thirteenth, a mass of,
     a world of, abundance, accidentality, acres, actuarial calculation,
     adventitiousness, affluence, aggregate, aggregation, all,
     all and sundry, allocate, allot, allotment, allow, allowance,
     alpha and omega, amount, ample sufficiency, ampleness, amplitude,
     appoint, appointed lot, apportion, appropriate to, army, array,
     assemblage, assign, assign to, astral influences, astrology,
     avalanche, bank, barrel, batch, be-all, be-all and end-all,
     bearings, beginning and end, bevy, big end, bigger half, bit, bite,
     block, blood, board lot, body, bonanza, book of fate,
     bountifulness, bountiousness, brand, break, breed, budget,
     build on, bumper crop, bunch, bundle, calculate, call, case, cast,
     cast lots, casualness, chance, character, chattels real, chunk,
     circle, circumstance, clan, clearing, clos, close, cloud, clump,
     cluster, clutch, clutter, color, commission, complement, condition,
     conglomerate, conglomeration, considerable, constellation,
     contingent, copiousness, copse, count, count on, covey, croft,
     crop, crowd, cup, cut, cut lots, cut the cards, deal, decree,
     demesne, denomination, depend, description, designation,
     destination, destine, destiny, detail, dies funestis, dividend,
     dole, domain, doom, dose, draw lots, draw straws, dummy share,
     each and every, earmark, enclave, end, equal share, estate,
     even lot, everything, extravagance, exuberance, fatality, fate,
     feather, fertility, field, fix, flight, flock, flocks, flood, flow,
     flukiness, foison, footing, foredoom, foreordination, form,
     fortuitousness, fortuity, fortune, forty, fractional lot, frontage,
     full lot, full measure, fullness, future, gamble, game, generosity,
     generousness, genre, genus, give, gob, gobs, good deal,
     good fortune, good luck, grain, great abundance, great deal,
     great plenty, grounds, group, grouping, groupment, grove, gush,
     hail, half, halver, hap, happenstance, happy chance, hassock, heap,
     heaps, heedless hap, helping, hive, holding, holdings, honor, host,
     how they fall, hunk, ides of March, ilk, indeterminacy,
     indeterminateness, inevitability, interest, jam, kidney, kin, kind,
     kismet, knot, kraal, label, land, landed property, lands,
     landslide, large amount, lashings, lavishness, law of averages,
     legion, length and breadth, liberality, liberalness, line, loads,
     location, lots, luck, lump, luxuriance, make, make assignments,
     making, manner, manor, many, mark, mark off, mark out for, mass,
     masses of, match coins, maximum, measure, meed, mess, messuage,
     mete out, mint, mob, modality, mode, modicum, moiety, moira, mold,
     more than enough, much, muchness, multiplicity, multitude, myriad,
     myriads, nature, nest, number, numbers, numerousness, odd lot,
     one and all, oodles, opportunity, opulence, opulency, ordain,
     outpouring, overflow, pack, package, package deal, pale, parcel,
     parcel of land, part, pass, patch, peck, percentage, persuasion,
     phylum, pickle, piece, pile, piles, place, planets, plat, play,
     play at dice, play the ponies, plenitude, plenteousness,
     plentifulness, plenty, plight, plot, plot of ground, plurality,
     portion, portion off, position, posture, pot, power, praedium,
     predestination, predetermination, predicament, preference share,
     prevalence, principle of indeterminacy, probability,
     problematicness, prodigality, productiveness, profuseness,
     profusion, property, proportion, push, quad, quadrangle, quadrat,
     quantities, quantity, quantum, quite a few, quite a little, quota,
     race, raffle off, raft, rafts, rake-off, random sample, rank,
     ration, real estate, real property, realty, reckon on, repleteness,
     repletion, reserve, restrict, restrict to, rich harvest, rich vein,
     richness, riot, riotousness, risk, round lot, rout, ruck, run,
     run of luck, scads, schedule, scores, section, segment,
     serendipity, set, set apart, set aside, set off, shape, share,
     shoal, shock, shoot craps, shower, sight, situation, slew, slews,
     slice, small amount, small share, sort, spate, species, speculate,
     sport, spot, stack, stacks, stake, stamp, standing, stars, state,
     station, statistical probability, status, stock, stockholding,
     stockholdings, stook, strain, stream, stripe, style,
     substantiality, substantialness, sum, superabundance, swarm, tag,
     teemingness, tenements, the breaks, the corpus, the ensemble,
     the entirety, the like of, the likes of, the lot, the whole,
     the whole range, theory of probability, thicket, throng, tidy sum,
     toft, toss, tract, tribe, trust in, tuft, tussock, type,
     uncertainty, uncertainty principle, unlucky day, variety, wad,
     wads, wealth, weird, whatever comes, wheel of fortune, whole slew,
     will of Heaven, wisp, worlds of
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Lot
     (Heb. goral, a "pebble"), a small stone used in casting lots
     (Num. 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 (Prov. 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 (Num. 26:55; 34:13), at the detection of Achan (Josh.
     7:14, 18), the election of Saul to be king (1 Sam. 10:20, 21),
     the distribution of the priestly offices of the temple service
     (1 Chr. 24:3, 5, 19; Luke 1:9), and over the two goats at the
     feast of Atonement (Lev. 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 (Josh.
     15:1; Ps. 125:3; Isa. 17:4), and a destiny, as assigned by God
     (Ps. 16:5; Dan. 12:13).
     
       Lot, (Heb. lot), a covering; veil, the son of Haran, and
     nephew of Abraham (Gen. 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 Pet. 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 (Gen. 14). At length, when the judgment of God
     descended on the guilty cities of the plain (Gen. 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 (Gen. 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.
     

From Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (late 1800's) :

  Lot, Lotan, wrapt up; hidden; covered; myrrh; rosin
  

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