allot

[uh-lot]
verb (used with object), allotted, allotting.
1.
to divide or distribute by share or portion; distribute or parcel out; apportion: to allot the available farmland among the settlers.
2.
to appropriate for a special purpose: to allot money for a park.
3.
to assign as a portion; set apart; dedicate.

Origin:
1425–75; earlier alot, late Middle English alotten < Middle French aloter, equivalent to a- a-5 + lot lot (< Germanic) + -er infinitive suffix

allottable, adjective
allotter, noun
misallot, verb (used with object), misallotted, misallotting.
preallot, verb (used with object), preallotted, preallotting.
reallot, verb (used with object), reallotted, reallotting.
unallotted, adjective
well-allotted, adjective

a lot, allot.


1. See assign.
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allot (əˈlɒt)
 
vb , -lots, -lotting, -lotted
1.  to assign or distribute (shares, etc)
2.  to designate for a particular purpose: money was allotted to cover expenses
3.  (foll by to) apportion: we allotted two hours to the case
 
[C16: from Old French aloter, from lot portion, lot]

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allot
late 15c., from O.Fr. aloter "to divide by lots, to divide into lots," from à "to" + loter "lot," a word of Gmc. origin (cf. Goth. hlauts, O.H.G. hloz, O.E. hlot; see lot).
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Example sentences
We believe the public interest would be served by allotting.
Allotting more time for conducting reviews can help detect more medication concerns.
But it could do so by allotting scoring preferences to applications that include a partial loan component.
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