lot-n; 7 Senses

Sense Number 1: a large quantity

Commentary: LOT[+quantity][+large]

I made a lot of beef stew, so please help yourself.
There are lots of companies trying to get into search technology.
A lot of people have gone through the same experience.
There is not a lot of confidence in his plane.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a parcel of land

Commentary: LOT[+land][+parcel]

We are buying a wooded lot by the lake.
Developers have turned the old Brown farm into twenty lots for new homes.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: fate or destiny, one's existence

Commentary: LOT[+existence][+destiny]

Her lot should have been a happier one.
Their lot has been to remain an industry leader despite economic setbacks.
The lot of the indicted CEO remains to be seen.
Our dog seems to enjoy his lot in life.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 4: any collection in its entirety

Commentary: LOT[+collection][+entire]

I threw the lot of them in the trash.
Tell John to send the lot of them away!
Despite her better judgement, Mary took in the lot of stray kittens.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 5: a social set or clique of friends

Commentary: LOT[+social][+clique]

He hangs out with a strange lot.
They were a drunken lot last night, weren't they?

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 6: small artifact drawn by chance by contestants

Commentary: LOT[+piece][+contest]

We drew lots to see who would go first.
Which lot did you pick, the short or the long straw?

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 7: units of merchandise

Commentary: LOT[+collection][+merchandise]

The discount store is selling odd lots of canned fruit.
The truck was loaded with several lots of outdoor furniture.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 3