American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To parcel out; distribute or apportion: allotting land to homesteaders; allot blame.
- v. To assign as a portion; allocate: allotted 20 minutes to each speaker.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To divide or distribute as by lot; distribute or parcel out; apportion: as, to allot shares in a public company.
- To grant; assign; appropriate: as, to allot a sum of money for some specific purpose.
- To appoint; destine; set apart.
- Synonyms Dispense, Distribute, etc. See dispense.
- v. To distribute or apportion by (or as if by) lot
- v. To assign or designate as a task or for a purpose
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To distribute by lot.
- v. To distribute, or parcel out in parts or portions; or to distribute to each individual concerned; to assign as a share or lot; to set apart as one's share; to bestow on; to grant; to appoint.
- v. administer or bestow, as in small portions
- v. allow to have
- v. give out
- From Old French aloter (French: allotir). à + lot. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English alotten, from Old French aloter : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + lot, portion (of Germanic origin). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“What we have been noticing allot is we put out such a large assortment of appetizers and adorn them in these fancy little plates with dips and all that goes with it, everyone that comes over picks and picks and picks and by the time the meal is served, they’re just not that hungry any more.”
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“Italy and France, to name but two examples, view the arts as an integral part of their identity and history, and so allot public funds to support their finest and most promising practitioners.”
“* You make a schedule that helps you allot time during the month for work on the most important projects.”
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“The government plans to allot 3 million hectares, or about 4 percent of its arable land, to foreign investors over the next three years.”
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