Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To parcel out; distribute or apportion.
  • transitive verb To assign as a portion; allocate.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To distribute by lot.
  • transitive verb 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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To distribute or apportion by (or as if by) lot
  • verb To assign or designate as a task or for a purpose

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb administer or bestow, as in small portions
  • verb allow to have
  • verb give out

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English alotten, from Old French aloter : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad–) + lot, portion (of Germanic origin).]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Old French aloter (French: allotir). à + lot.

Examples

  • Yes | No | Report from grover_dog wrote 15 weeks 19 hours ago is it just me or am I missing something? why in allot of photos are thp eople in the water with the fish up to their necks or in other shots completely wet like they just wrestled the fish, and boy do they hold em tight in those shots they don't mind gettign a lttle wet or slimey.

    The Cult of the Wels: Catching Giant, 200-Plus Pound Catfish in European Rivers

  • Yes | No | Report from grover_dog wrote 15 weeks 19 hours ago is it just me or am I missing something? why in allot of photos are thp eople in the water with the fish up to their necks or in other shots completely wet like they just wrestled the fish, and boy do they hold em tight in those shots they don't mind gettign a lttle wet or slimey.

    The Cult of the Wels: Catching Giant, 200-Plus Pound Catfish in European Rivers

  • Pedestrians in allot of cities, Eastern US and European cities especially where the roads are narrower, tend to abuse this relationship by crossing mid-block or against the light.

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  • I think we can all agree that computers (a major Identifying factor of a nerd), are major part of life, so his choice to use his allot is supposed to add to his kind of lonely atmosphere (f It still screams nerd, I may have to cut It.)

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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.

    Christmas Dinner?

  • 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.

    Christmas Dinner?

  • 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.

    Christmas Dinner?

  • 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.

    Christmas Dinner?

  • 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.

    Christmas Dinner?

  • 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.

    Christmas Dinner?

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  • "No guardian have they apart from Him, since He allots to no one a share in His rule!" _ Al Kahfi 18:25

    February 2, 2018