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a lot

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    Definition of a lot in English Dictionary

  • Noun
    1. A large amount.
      1. Mostly, the microbiome is beneficial. It helps with digestion and enables people to extract a lot more calories from their food than would otherwise be possible. Research over the past few years, however, has implicated it in diseases from atherosclerosis to asthma to autism.
    2. Many things, much.
      1. A lot depends on whether your parents agree. ‎
  • Adverb
    1. IDI very much; a great deal; to a large extent.
      1. Thanks a lot for listening to me.
      2. It's a lot harder than it looks.
    2. IDI often; frequently.
      1. I go swimming a lot.
  • More Examples
    1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
      • Tickets for seats in the endcourt are a lot more expensive than they were last time.
      • The three-day party had been a lot of fun, but now it was time to pay the fiddler.
      • There were a lot of problems at the start, but it all came out well in the end.
    2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
      • A lot of people in this area have lived in the same ZIP code their whole lives.
      • A lot of people don't develop pictures nor do they purchase real cameras anymore so cell phones now are adding better pixilation and tripod attachments to take steady pictures.
    3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
      • We're high on skunk Barcelona snicklefritz and Lucky Strikes, and we speak loud English and laugh a lot.
      • I used to be a major Xanderista. But this season, he's bugged me a lot.
  • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
    1. Adverbs
      • Degree adverbs
        • Uncomparable adverbs
        • Nouns

        Other Vocabulary

        Look-Alike Words
        1. en allot
        2. en alot
        3. fr à flot
        4. en A plot
        5. en allow
        Source: Wiktionary
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        Meaning of a lot for the defined word.

        Grammatically, this idiom "a lot" is an adverb, more specifically, a degree adverb and an uncomparable adverb. It's also a noun.
        Definiteness: Level 8
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