To cast in one's lot with, to share the fortunes of.To cast lots, to use or throw a die, or some other instrument, by the unforeseen turn or position of which, an event is by previous agreement determined.To draw lots, to determine an event, or make a decision, by drawing one thing from a number whose marks are concealed from the drawer.To pay scot and lot, to pay taxes according to one's ability. See Scot.

(Lot) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lotted ; p. pr. & vb. n. Lotting ] To allot; to sort; to portion. [R.]

To lot onor upon, to count or reckon upon; to expect with pleasure. [Colloq. U. S.]

(Lote) n. [L. lotus, Gr. . Cf. Lotus.] (Bot.) A large tree (Celtis australis), found in the south of Europe. It has a hard wood, and bears a cherrylike fruit. Called also nettle tree. Eng. Cyc.

(Lote), n. [F. lotte.] (Zoöl.) The European burbot.

(Lote) v. i. [AS. lutian.] To lurk; to lie hid. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Loth a., Loth"ly), a. & adv., Lothsome
(Loth"some) a., See Loath, Loathly, etc.

(Lo*tha"ri*o) n. [Name of a character in Rowe's drama, "The Fair Penitent."] A gay seducer of women; a libertine.

(Lo"tion) n. [L. lotio, fr. lavare, lotum, to wash: cf. F. lotion. See Lave to wash.]

1. A washing, especially of the skin for the purpose of rendering it fair.

2. A liquid preparation for bathing the skin, or an injured or diseased part, either for a medicinal purpose, or for improving its appearance.

(Lo"to) n. See Lotto.

(||Lo*tong") n. [Malay lutong.] (Zoöl.) An East Indian monkey

(||Lo*toph"a*gi) n. pl. [L., fr. Gr. the lotus + to eat.] (Class. Myth.) A people visited by Ulysses in his wanderings. They subsisted on the lotus. See Lotus (b), and Lotus- eater.

(Lo"tos) n. [NL.] (Bot.) See Lotus.

(Lot"ter*y) n.; pl. Lotteries [Lot + -ery, as in brewery, bindery.]

1. A scheme for the distribution of prizes by lot or chance; esp., a gaming scheme in which one or more tickets bearing particular numbers draw prizes, and the rest of the tickets are blanks. Fig.: An affair of chance.

The laws of the United States and of most of the States make lotteries illegal.

2. Allotment; thing allotted. [Obs.] Shak.

5. A distinct portion or plot of land, usually smaller than a field; as, a building lot in a city.

The defendants leased a house and lot in the city of New York.

6. A large quantity or number; a great deal; as, to spend a lot of money; lots of people think so. [Colloq.]

He wrote to her . . . he might be detained in London by a lot of business.
W. Black.

7. A prize in a lottery. [Obs.] Evelyn.

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