The course of a story, comprising a series of incidents which are gradually unfolded, sometimes by unexpected means. from 1640s
An area or land used for building on or planting on. from 1550s
A graph or diagram drawn by hand or produced by a mechanical or electronic device.
A secret plan to achieve an end, the end or means usually being illegal or otherwise questionable. from 1580s
“The plot would have enabled them to get a majority on the board.”
“The assassination of Lincoln was part of a larger plot.”
Contrivance; deep reach thought; ability to plot or intrigue.
Participation in any stratagem or conspiracy.
A plan; a purpose.
To conceive (a crime, etc).
“They had plotted a robbery.”
To trace out (a graph or diagram).
“They plotted the number of edits per day.”
To mark (a point on a graph, chart, etc).
“Every five minutes they plotted their position.”
To conceive a crime, misdeed, etc.
“They were plotting against the king.”
A large quantity or number; a great deal.
“to spend a lot of money;”
“lots of people think so”
A separate portion; a number of things taken collectively.
“a lot of stationery”
One or more items auctioned or sold as a unit, separate from other items.
A number of people taken collectively.
“a sorry lot; a bad lot”
A distinct portion or plot of land, usually smaller than a field.
“a building lot in a city”
That which happens without human design or forethought; chance; accident; hazard; fortune; fate.
Anything (as a die, pebble, ball, or slip of paper) used in determining a question by chance, or without human choice or will.
“to cast lots;”
“to draw lots”
The part, or fate, that falls to one, as it were, by chance, or without his planning.
A prize in a lottery.
All members of a set; everything.
“The table was loaded with food, but by evening there was nothing but crumbs; we had eaten the lot.”
“If I were in charge, I’d fire the lot of them.”
An old unit of weight used in many European countries from the Middle Ages, often defined as 1/30 or 1/32 of a (local) pound.
To allot; to sort; to apportion.
To count or reckon (on or upon).
a plan made in secret by a group of people to do something illegal or harmful
“there’s a plot to overthrow the government”
the main events of a play, novel, film, or similar work, devised and presented by the writer as an interrelated sequence
“the plot consists almost entirely of a man and woman falling in love”
“he outlined his idea for a movie plot”
a small piece of ground marked out for a purpose such as building or gardening
“a vegetable plot”
a graph showing the relation between two variables.
a diagram, chart, or map.
secretly make plans to carry out (an illegal or harmful action)
“the two men are serving sentences for plotting a bomb campaign”
“brother plots against brother”
devise the sequence of events in (a play, novel, film, or similar work)
“in a crime story you have to plot carefully to achieve the surprise at the end”
“she would plot a chapter as she drove”
mark (a route or position) on a chart
“he started to plot lines of ancient sites”
mark out or allocate (points) on a graph
“the dependent variable’s points are plotted on the Y axis”
make (a curve) by marking out a number of points on a graph
“a cooling curve is plotted and the freezing point determined”
illustrate by use of a graph
“it is possible to plot fairly closely the rate at which recruitment of girls increased”
a large number or amount; a great deal
“we had lots of fun”
“a lot can happen in eight months”
“they took a lot of abuse”
“there are a lot of actors in the cast”
the whole number or quantity that is involved or implied
“you might as well take the whole lot”
a great deal; much
“thanks a lot”
“he played tennis a lot last year”
a river of southern France, which rises in the Auvergne and flows 480 km (300 miles) west to meet the River Garonne south-east of Bordeaux.
(in the Bible) the nephew of Abraham, who was allowed to escape from the destruction of Sodom (Gen. 19). His wife, who disobeyed orders and looked back, was turned into a pillar of salt.
divide (items) into lots for sale at an auction
“the contents have already been lotted up, and the auction takes place on Monday”