Definition of allot in English:

allot

Syllabification: al·lot
Pronunciation: /əˈlät
 
/

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.
    Synonyms
    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

Origin

late 15th century: from Old French aloter, from a- (from Latin ad 'to') + loter 'divide into lots'.

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