Denizione di  lot - dizionario di inglese del sito grammaticainglese.org - definizione traduzione e spiegazione grammaticale

Definizione monolingua lot



lot (plural lots)

  1. A large quantity or number; a great deal.
    to spend a lot of money
    lots of people think so
  2. A separate portion; a number of things taken collectively.
    a lot of stationery
  3. One or more items auctioned or sold as a unit, separate from other items.
  4. (informal) A number of people taken collectively.
    a sorry lot
    a bad lot
  5. A distinct portion or plot of land, usually smaller than a field.
    a building lot in a city
  6. That which happens without human design or forethought; chance; accident; hazard; fortune; fate.
  7. Anything (as a die, pebble, ball, or slip of paper) used in determining a question by chance, or without human choice or will.
    to cast lots
    to draw lots
  8. The part, or fate, that falls to one, as it were, by chance, or without his planning.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling, Book III, chapter ii
      ... as Jones alone was discovered, the poor lad bore not only the whole smart, but the whole blame; both which fell again to his lot on the following occasion.
  9. A prize in a lottery.
  10. Allotment; lottery.
    • 1990: Donald Kagan, Pericles of Athens and the Birth of Democracy, chapter 2: “Politician”, page 40 (Guild Publishing; CN 2239)
      The Greeks expected their leaders to show physical courage, whether in the athletic arena or in battle, as well as piety, generosity, and nobility. Cimon had risen to power chiefly because of his military prowess, and any rival must be able to show at least honorable service and military competence. By this time, moreover, the generals were coming to be the most important political figures in Athens. Archons served only for one year and, since 487/6, they were chosen by lot. Generals, on the other hand, were chosen by direct election and could be reelected without limit.
  11. (definite, the lot) All members of a set; everything.
    The table was loaded with food, but by evening there was nothing but crumbs; we had eaten the lot.
    If I were in charge, Id fire the lot of them.

Definizione italiano>inglese lot

  that which happens without human design or forethought
  A quantity of one item or a number of items of the same kind.
  Tutto ciò che si usa per determinare un risultato a casaccio, per caso o senza scelta o volontà dell'uomo (per esempio con il un dado o a sorte).
  Anything that is used to determine a result randomly, by chance or without man's choice or will (such as a die, stone or slip of paper).

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Traduzione 'veloce'

destino |lotto |sorte |fato |lot |appezzamento |compagnia |cùmulo |folla |gruppo |individuo |lotteria |massa |mazza |molto |mucchio |partita |porzione |quantità |sacco |

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