a lot

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  • alot (nonstandard or misspelling)


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a lot

  1. A large amount.
    I have a lot of things to say.
  2. Many things, much.
    A lot depends on whether your parents agree.



a lot (not comparable)

  1. (informal) Very much; a great deal; to a large extent.
    • 2013 June 29, “A punch in the gut”, in The Economist, volume 407, number 8842, page 72-3:
      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.
    Thanks a lot for listening to me.
    It's a lot harder than it looks.
  2. (informal) Often; frequently.
    I go swimming a lot.


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