a lot

a lot
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey lot]
    • /eɪ lɒt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ey lot]
    • /eɪ lɒt/

Definitions of a lot words

  • noun a lot lot (def 14). 1
  • adverb a lot lot (def 21). 1
  • noun a lot As a noun and adverb, a lot is frequently misspelled as alot. 1
  • noun a lot A large amount. 0
  • noun a lot Many things, much. 0
  • adverb a lot (Idiomatic) very much; a great deal; to a large extent. 0

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Parts of speech for A lot


a lot popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 87% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

a lot usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for a lot

noun a lot

  • great deal — to occupy oneself or itself (usually followed by with or in): Botany deals with the study of plants. He deals in generalities.
  • mass — the celebration of the Eucharist. Compare High Mass, Low Mass.
  • lots — a river in S France, flowing W to the Garonne. 300 miles (480 km) long.
  • bulk — You can refer to something's bulk when you want to emphasize that it is very large.
  • bunch — A bunch of people is a group of people who share one or more characteristics or who are doing something together.

adv a lot

  • wholly — entirely; totally; altogether; quite.
  • totally — wholly; entirely; completely.
  • substantially — of ample or considerable amount, quantity, size, etc.: a substantial sum of money.
  • considerably — to a noteworthy or marked extent; much; noticeably; substantially; amply.
  • unemphatic — uttered, or to be uttered, with emphasis; strongly expressive.

Antonyms for a lot

noun a lot

  • little — small in size; not big; not large; tiny: a little desk in the corner of the room.
  • few — not many but more than one: Few artists live luxuriously.
  • bit — A bit of something is a small part or section of it.
  • couple — If you refer to a couple of people or things, you mean two or approximately two of them, although the exact number is not important or you are not sure of it.

adv a lot

  • hardly — only just; almost not; barely: We had hardly reached the lake when it started raining. hardly any; hardly ever.
  • barely — You use barely to say that something is only just true or only just the case.
  • inconsiderable — small, as in value, amount, or size.
  • insignificant — unimportant, trifling, or petty: Omit the insignificant details.
  • mildly — amiably gentle or temperate in feeling or behavior toward others.

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