administer or bestow, as in small portions; "administer critical remarks to everyone present"; "dole out some money"; "shell out pocket money for the children"; "deal a blow to someone"; "the machine dispenses soft drinks"
divide into lots, as of land, for example
a large number or amount; "made lots of new friends"; "she amassed stacks of newspapers"
anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random; "the luck of the draw"; "they drew lots for it"
any collection in its entirety; "she bought the whole caboodle"
an unofficial association of people or groups; "the smart set goes there"; "they were an angry lot"
a parcel of land having fixed boundaries; "he bought a lot on the lake"
(Old Testament) nephew of Abraham; God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah but chose to spare Lot and his family who were told to flee without looking back at the destruction
(often followed by `of') a large number or amount or