I got quite a lot of ribbing from my team-mates.
I get very nervous because I'm using a lot of expensive equipment.
Do you sweat a lot or flush a lot?
I have also learned a lot of technical skills.
I'd always done a lot of stills photography.
There is a lot of great stuff coming up.
This is lots more interesting.
A lot of money has been wasted.
This wine is no good but the next lot may be better.
A lot of something or lots of it is a large amount of it. A lot of people or things, or lots of them, is a large number of them.
A lot of our land is used to grow crops for export...
I remember a lot of things...
'You'll find that everybody will try and help their colleague.' — 'Yeah. There's a lot of that.'...
Lots of pubs like to deck themselves out with flowers in summer...
He drank lots of milk...
A lot of the play is very funny.
A lot means to a great extent or degree.
ADV after v
Matthew's out quite a lot doing his research...
I like you, a lot...
If I went out and accepted a job at a lot less money, I'd jeopardize a good career.
If you do something a lot, you do it often or for a long time.
ADV after v
They went out a lot, to the Cafe Royal or the The Ivy...
He talks a lot about his own children.
You can use lot to refer to a set or group of things or people.
He bought two lots of 1,000 shares in the company during August and September...
We've just sacked one lot of builders.
You can refer to a specific group of people as a particular lot.
adj N INFORMAL 非正式
Future generations are going to think that we were a pretty boring lot.
You can use the lot to refer to the whole of an amount that you have just mentioned.
Instead of using the money to pay his rent, he went to a betting shop and lost the lot in half an hour.
Your lot is the kind of life you have or the things that you have or experience.
usu with poss
She tried to accept her marriage as her lot in life but could not...
Young people are usually less contented with their lot.
A lot is a small area of land that belongs to a person or company.
If oil or gold are discovered under your lot, you can sell the mineral rights.
A lot in an auction is one of the objects or groups of objects that are being sold.
The receivers are keen to sell the stores as one lot...
The two lots have made just over £3 million.
If people draw lots to decide who will do something, they each take a piece of paper from a container. One or more pieces of paper is marked, and the people who take marked pieces are chosen.
Two names were selected by drawing lots...
For the first time in a World Cup finals, lots had to be drawn to decide who would finish second and third.
If you throw in your lot with a particular person or group, you decide to work with them and support them from then on, whatever happens.
He has decided to throw in his lot with the far-right groups in parliament.
命运; 运气; 生活状况
Her lot has been a hard one.
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" "
- " "it must have cost plenty" "
2. a parcel of land having fixed boundaries;
- " "he bought a lot on the lake" "
3. 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" "
4. any collection in its entirety;
- " "she bought the whole caboodle" "
5. an unofficial association of people or groups;
- " "the smart set goes there" "
- " "they were an angry lot" "
6. anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random;
- " "the luck of the draw" "
- " "they drew lots for it" "
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" "
all over the lot
(US informal)in a state of confusion or disorganization (美，非正式)混乱地，无条理地
draw (或 cast) lots
decide by lot 抽签决定
we drew lots to decide the order.
fall to someone's lot
become someone's task or responsibility 命定应由某 人…
throw in one's lot with
decide to ally oneself closely with and share the fate of (a person or group) 与他人同甘共苦
- 1. large orbiting telescope 大轨道运行望远镜
- 2. left occipito-transverse 左横向枕骨
- 3. load on top 顶端载荷
He was only a lot louse around the circus.
Old English hlot (noun), of Germanic origin; related to Dutch lot, German Los. The original meanings were sense 3 and (by extension) the sense 'a portion assigned to someone'; the latter gave rise to the other noun senses. The pronoun and adverb uses date from the early 19th cent