- 1 (large number, quantity) 1.1 (no pl) a lot of wine mucho vino a lot of people mucha gente he has a lot of nieces/nephews tiene muchas sobrinas/muchos sobrinos I've got a lot to do tengo mucho que hacer or [familiar/colloquial] un montón de cosas que hacer there wasn't a lot I could do yo no podía hacer mucho a lot of the book is boring gran parte del libro es aburrida I've seen a lot of her recently la he visto mucho últimamente, la he visto a menudo últimamente quite a lot of money bastante dinero what a lot of books/photos you've got! ¡cuántos libros/cuántas fotos tienes! what a lot of fruit/cheese you've bought! ¡cuánta fruta/cuánto queso has comprado! such a lot of fuss over nothing! ¡tanto lío por una tontería! a (fat) lot of good that'll do! [colloq & iro] pues eso sí que va a servir de mucho [irónico/ironical] I knew quite a lot of the answers yo sabía muchas de las respuestas 1.2a lot (as adv) mucho I like her a lot me gusta mucho, me cae muy bien a lot better/worse/bigger mucho mejor/peor/más grande thanks a lot! ¡muchas gracias! 1.3(lots pl)[colloquial/familiar] how many seats are there left? — lots ¿cuántos asientos quedan? — muchos or [familiar/colloquial] montones I've got lots to do tengo mucho que hacer lots of people liked it a mucha gente le gustó there were lots and lots of people there había muchísima gente I feel lots better now (as adv) me siento muchísimo mejor
- 2 2.1 (group, mass of things) montón (m), pila (f) 2.2 (group of people) [colloquial/familiar] they're a funny lot son raros, son gente rara come on, you lot! ¡vamos, ustedes or (Esp) vosotros!More example sentences
More example sentences2.3 (all) (esp BrE) the lot they ate the lot se lo comieron todo ( or se las comieron todas etc) one more story, then that's your lot! ¡un cuento más y se acabó! £2 each or £18 the lot dos libras cada uno o 18 libras por todos
- Incredibly, this second lot of inmates are even more tedious and uninteresting than the first.
- It was inactive virtually after the second lot of partnership money was invested.
- They are asked to fill out some forms, then bureaucrats come around and ask them to fill out more forms, so people fill out several lots of different forms.
- We had a lot of mail from you lot about the wisdom of mixing phones and petrol stations.
- Voters are seen as a strange and volatile lot, who could turn bad at the blink of an eye.
- There is lots of drek out there from signed bands and this lot do quite a bit with what they have.
- 3 (at auction) lote (m) he's a bad lot es una mala personaMore example sentences
- Parts of that department were now laid out in crates on the car deck, lots to be sold off in the auction.
- It is notable, for instance, that the recent silver sale at Bonhams had just half the number of lots of the 2003 sale.
- The second lot is a collection of 302 photographs, purchased for £2,500, from Emily Shackleton's family album.
- 4 4.1 (parcel of land) terreno (m), solar (m) film lot [Cin] plató (m) 4.2 (AmE) parking lotMore example sentences
- Then we come to the present situation where there are only six lots which are vacant and we look at the sales that are attracted there.
- The government town of Moonta was surveyed in 1863 and town lots offered for sale in April of that year.
- At the first land sales he was able to buy four town lots including the site of his hotel for $125.00.
- 5 5.1 (for random choice) to draw o cast lots for sth echar algo a suertes we'll have to draw o cast lots vamos a tener que echarlo a suertes 5.2 (fate) suerte (f) she had a miserable lot in life la vida no la trató nada bien you can't complain about your lot no te puedes quejar de tu suerte or de lo que te ha tocado en suerte to throw in one's lot with sb unirse a algnMore example sentences
- She is actually very happy and content with her lot!
- She often felt like she had been punished for a reason and that punishment was her lot in life.
- She worked full time as a weaver to put food on the table and cared for three of us without lamenting her lot.
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