The Alternative English Dictionary: a lot

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a lot Alternative forms: alot (nonstandard or misspelling) pronunciation
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noun: {{head}}
  1. A large amount.
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    exampleI have a lot of things to say.
  2. Many things, much. exampleA lot depends on whether your parents agree.
adverb: {{rft}} {{en-adv}}
  1. (idiomatic) very much; a great deal; to a large extent. Thanks a lot for listening to me. It's a lot harder than it looks.
  2. (idiomatic) often; frequently I go swimming a lot.
Synonyms: loads, tons
related terms:
  • alot
  • lots
  • alto, ATOL, lota, tola

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