See also: alot and allot

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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.

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a lot (not comparable)

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

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  • a lot”, in OneLook Dictionary Search.

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