allot

  • 1allot — al‧lot [əˈlɒt ǁ əˈlɑːt] verb allotted PTandPP allotting PRESPART [transitive] to decide officially to give something to someone or to use something for a particular purpose: • Each employee was allotted 100 shares in the company. * * * allot UK… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2allot — allot, assign, apportion, allocate mean to give as one’s share, portion, role, or place. Allot implies more or less arbitrary or haphazard selection and in itself conveys no suggestion of a fair or equal distribution {allotted himself an hour a… …

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  • 3Allot — Al*lot , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Allotted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Allotting}.] [OF. aloter, F. allotir; a (L. ad) + lot lot. See {Lot}.] 1. To distribute by lot. [1913 Webster] 2. To distribute, or parcel out in parts or portions; or to distribute to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4allot — I verb addicere, administer, adsignare, allocate, appoint, apportion, assign, deal, delimit, demarcate, designate, dispense, disperse, dispose, distribuere, distribute, divide, dole, earmark, indicate, measure, mete, mete out, parcel out,… …

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  • 5allot — [ə lät′] vt. allotted, allotting [OFr aloter < a , to + loter < lot, lot, of Gmc orig.: see LOT] 1. to distribute by lot or in arbitrary shares; apportion 2. to give or assign as one s share [each speaker is allotted five minutes] SYN.… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6Allot — Le nom est notamment porté en Bretagne (56, 22) et dans la Somme. Au moins en Picardie, ce devrait être une variante de Hallot (voir ce nom). A envisager aussi le diminutif d un nom de personne, peut être le prénom féminin Alis (voir ce nom) …

    Noms de famille

  • 7allot — (v.) late 15c., from O.Fr. aloter (Mod.Fr. allotir) to divide by lots, to divide into lots, from à to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + loter lot, a word of Germanic origin (Cf. Goth. hlauts, O.H.G. hloz, O.E. hlot; see LOT (Cf …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 8allot — verb has inflected forms allots, allotted, allotting, but note allotment (one t) …

    Modern English usage

  • 9allot — [v] assign; give portion admeasure, allocate, appoint, apportion, appropriate, assign, budget, cut, cut the pie*, designate, distribute, divvy*, dole, earmark, mete, set aside, share, shell out*, slice, split up; concepts 41,108 Ant. disallow,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 10allot — ► VERB (allotted, allotting) ▪ apportion or assign to. DERIVATIVES allottee noun. ORIGIN Old French aloter, from Latin loter divide into lots …

    English terms dictionary

  • 11Allot — Infobox Company | company name = Allot Communications company company type = Public (nasdaq|ALLT) foundation = 1996 industry = Technology revenue = $34.1 million USD num employees = 250 location = Hod Hasharon, Israel key people = CEO: Rami Hadar …

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  • 12allot — al|lot [əˈlɔt US əˈla:t] v past tense and past participle allotted present participle allotting [T] [Date: 1400 1500; : Old French; Origin: aloter, from lot person s share ] to use a particular amount of time for something, or give a particular… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13allot — verb allotted, allotting (T) to decide officially to give something to someone or use something for a particular purpose: allot sth to: You may find it useful to allot 20 minutes each day to this task. | allot sb sth: The boys were allotted a… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14allot — al•lot [[t]əˈlɒt[/t]] v. t. lot•ted, lot•ting 1) to assign as a portion; set apart: to allot three weeks for vacation[/ex] 2) to appropriate for a special purpose: to allot money for a park[/ex] 3) to divide or distribute by share or portion;… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15allot — transitive verb (allotted; allotting) Etymology: Middle English alotten, from Anglo French aloter, from a (from Latin ad ) + lot, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English hlot lot Date: 15th century 1. to assign as a share or portion …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16allot — allottable, adj. allotter, n. /euh lot /, v.t., allotted, allotting. 1. to divide or distribute by share or portion; distribute or parcel out; apportion: to allot the available farmland among the settlers. 2. to appropriate for a special purpose …

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