verb (allots, allotting, allotted)[with object]
Give or apportion (something) to someone as a share or task: equal time was allotted to each [with two objects]: I was allotted a little room in the servants' block
More example sentences
- She made a name for herself in the mid-1990s by charging that MIT discriminated against female scientists, allotting them less lab space and giving them fewer plum assignments.
- One portion of each side of the road is allotted for pedestrians, the other portion for cyclists.
- The government too had to be blamed as a portion of the lake was allotted for sale.
allocate to, assign to, apportion to, distribute to, issue to, grant to;
earmark for, designate for, set aside for;
hand out to/for, deal out to/for, dish out to/for, dole out to/for, give out to/for
informal divvy up for
Late 15th century: from Old French aloter, from a- (from Latin ad 'to') + loter 'divide into lots'.
Words that rhyme with allotbegot, Bernadotte, blot, bot, capot, clot, cocotte, cot, culotte, dot, forgot, garrotte (US garrote), gavotte, got, grot, hot, jot, knot, lot, Mayotte, motte, not, Ott, outshot, plot, pot, rot, sans-culotte, Scot, Scott, shallot, shot, slot, snot, sot, spot, squat, stot, swat, swot, tot, trot, undershot, Wat, Watt, what, wot, yacht
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.