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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
      • I do love to get with a lot of nice girls, and carry on!
      • Fresh paint and some new curtains would do a lot to spruce up this dark room.
      • I do a lot of walking, and I have never had any knee problems yet, knock on wood.
    2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
      • 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.
      • A lot of people in this area have lived in the same ZIP code their whole lives.
    3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
      • I used to be a major Xanderista. But this season, he's bugged me a lot.
      • We're high on skunk Barcelona snicklefritz and Lucky Strikes, and we speak loud English and laugh 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. en A plot
        4. fr à flot
        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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