Definition of Allot

1. Verb. Give out. "They allot the tourists their cars"; "We were assigned new uniforms"




2. Verb. Allow to have. "Grant a privilege"
Exact synonyms: Accord, Grant
Specialized synonyms: Give, Enfranchise
Generic synonyms: Give
Derivative terms: Accordance, Grant

3. Verb. Administer or bestow, as in small portions. "They allot the people the food"; "The machine dispenses soft drinks"

Definition of Allot

1. v. t. To distribute by lot.

Definition of Allot

1. Verb. To distribute or apportion by (or as if by) lot ¹

2. Verb. To assign or designate as a task or for a purpose ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Allot

1. to give as a share or portion [v -LOTTED, -LOTTING, -LOTS]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Allot

allosauroids
allosaurs
allosaurus
allosauruses
allose
allosensitization
allostasis
allosteric
allosteric enzyme
allosteric site
allosterically
allosteries
allosterism
allostery
allot (current term)
allotetraploid
allotetraploids
allotetraploidy
allotheism
allotheistic
allotherm
allothreonine
allothreonines
allotment
allotmenteer
allotmenteering
allotments
alloton
allotons

Literary usage of Allot

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1. English Synonymes Explained in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1881)
"allot, compounded of al or a<l and lut, signifies to set apart by way of a lot or allure. APPOINT, in French appointer, fron» ар and ¡mini, signifies to ..."

2. English Synonyms Explained, in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1818)
"allot is compounded of the Latin al or ad and the word lot, ... To allot, assign. allot is used only for things, appoint and destine for persons or things. ..."

3. Synonyms Discriminated: A Complete Catalogue of Synonymous Words in the by Charles John Smith (1871)
"allot (literally to give in lot) is applied to things and to persons only when ... allot is proportionate, without being of necessity distributive, ..."

4. A Journal of Natural Philosophy, Chemistry and the Arts by William Nicholson (1810)
"We ascended toward the source of the river; we crossed ten mil« of a volcanic country round allot, and there observed, several streams of lava, ..."

5. Remains, Historical and Literary, Connected with the Palatine Counties of by Chetham Society (1860)
"B to L 6 inclusive, in eights. Bound in Russia, neat. A. (R. allot. ... The compiler of it is believed to be Robert allot from the dedication sonnet to Sir ..."

6. Publications by Scotland Bannatyne Club (Edinburgh, Bannatyne Club (Edinburgh, Scotland) (1854)
"... with that of a judge, unless the proper business of the former engrosses more time than I think you ought to allot to it, under any circumstances. ..."

7. The Judicial Dictionary, of Words and Phrases Judicially Interpreted: To by Frederick Stroud (1903)
"Set out, allot, and award "; V. SET OUT. allotMENT " allotments from time to time held by the Trustees " iii a Land Socy ; V. Hill v. Crank, 68 LT 551; ..."

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