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I UK [lɒt] / US [lɑt] adverb, pronoun
Summary:

A lot can be used in the following ways: - as an adverb: He seems to like her a lot. (before a comparative adjective or adverb): I feel a lot better. - as a pronoun: We didn't get paid a lot, but we had fun. (followed by "of"): A lot of people don't like the idea much.
Lots can be used in the same way as a lot but is more informal: She knows lots about it. There's lots to eat in the kitchen.
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II UK [lɒt] / US [lɑt] noun [countable]
Word forms "lot":
singular lot plural lots
1)
a) 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.

b) British informal a particular group of people

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

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

What am I bid for lot 36?

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) mainly American a small area of land used for a particular purpose

They bought a small lot behind the church.

someone's lot (in life) — someone's general situation in life, especially when this is not very good

Miss Wilkinson was never satisfied with her lot in life.

throw in/cast your lot with someone — to decide to support or work with a particular person or group of people

Once he had thrown in his lot with the rebels, there was no going back.

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