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
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
to a very great degree or extent; "I feel a lot better"; "we enjoyed ourselves very much"; "she was very much interested"; "this would help a great deal