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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Allot  \Al*lot"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Allotted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Allotting}.]  [OF.  aloter  F.  allotir  a  (L.  ad)  +  lot  lot 
  See  {Lot}.] 
  1.  To  distribute  by  lot 
 
  2.  To  distribute,  or  parcel  out  in  parts  or  portions;  or  to 
  distribute  to  each  individual  concerned;  to  assign  as  a 
  share  or  lot  to  set  apart  as  one's  share;  to  bestow  on 
  to  grant;  to  appoint;  as  let  every  man  be  contented  with 
  that  which  Providence  allots  him 
 
  Ten  years  I  will  allot  to  the  attainment  of 
  knowledge.  --Johnson. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  allot 
  v  1:  give  out  "We  were  assigned  new  uniforms"  [syn:  {assign},  {portion}] 
  2:  allow  to  have  "grant  a  privilege"  [syn:  {accord},  {grant}] 
  3:  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"  [syn:  {distribute},  {administer},  {mete 
  out},  {deal},  {parcel  out},  {lot},  {dispense},  {shell  out}, 
  {deal  out},  {dish  out},  {dole  out}] 




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