• WordNet 3.6
    • v allot give out "We were assigned new uniforms"
    • v allot allow to have "grant a privilege"
    • v allot administer or bestow, as in small portions "administer critical remarks to everyone present","dole out some money","shell out pocket money for the children","deal a blow to someone","the machine dispenses soft drinks"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Allot To distribute by lot.
    • Allot To distribute, or parcel out in parts or portions; or to distribute to each individual concerned; to assign as a share or lot; to set apart as one's share; to bestow on; to grant; to appoint; as, let every man be contented with that which Providence allots him. "Ten years I will allot to the attainment of knowledge."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • allot To divide or distribute as by lot; distribute or parcel out; apportion: as, to allot shares in a public company.
    • allot To grant; assign; appropriate: as, to allot a sum of money for some specific purpose.
    • allot To appoint; destine; set apart.
    • allot Synonyms Dispense, Distribute, etc. See dispense.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Allot al-lot′ to divide as by lot: to distribute in portions: to parcel out
    • pr.p Allot allot′ting; pa.p. allot′ted
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  • Christopher Marlowe
    “You stars that reigned at my nativity, whose influence hath allotted death and hell.”
  • Virgil
    “I have lived, and I have run the course which fortune allotted me; and now my shade shall descend illustrious to the grave.”
  • Eugene Field
    Eugene Field
    “All human joys are swift of wing, For heaven doth so allot it; That when you get an easy thing, You find you haven't got it.”
  • Herman Melville
    “Toil is man's allotment; toil of brain, or toil of hands, or a grief that's more than either, the grief and sin of idleness.”
  • Helen Keller
    “It is not possible for civilization to flow backwards while there is youth in the world. Youth may be headstrong, but it will advance it allotted length.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. aloter, F. allotir,; a,L. ad,) + lot, lot. See Lot


In literature:

Sard's trained eyes appraised every allotment.
"The Flaming Jewel" by Robert W. Chambers
A piece of ground was allotted for the purpose, and it was consecrated on the 1st of January, 1808.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
After that a line formed and the plots (20x20 feet) were allotted.
"The New Education" by Scott Nearing
Those to whom no allotments have been made can secure homesteads under the provisions of the act of June 10, 1872.
"The Indian Question (1874)" by Francis A. Walker
We alloted every one of the Surveyors for this painful Enterprise, with 12 Men to attend them.
"Southern Literature From 1579-1895" by Louise Manly
Company after company entered, amidst much applause, and took up the position allotted to them.
"The Chronicles of a Gay Gordon" by José Maria Gordon
As soon as a train arrived columns poured into a great park adjoining and took up allotted places.
"The Sequel" by George A. Taylor
The remnants are now living as squatters upon the property of white settlers, or on small pieces of land allotted them by the Government.
"The Indian Today" by Charles A. Eastman
In the Orthodox Eastern Church "the holy Josaph, son of Abener, king of India" is allotted the 26th of August.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
Men and brethren, this is our allotted task, and we must all work in our allotted spheres.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. 4, No 3, September 1863" by Various
Allotment, did she say?
"The Toilers of the Field" by Richard Jefferies
Why they were not allotted on the day they were received is only accounted for by the fact of our forming part of a British Army.
"A Yeoman's Letters" by P. T. Ross
Different tribes had particular cunei allotted to them.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
Agreement with Admiralty for allotment of machines and engines.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
Three acres of "cleare ground" were allotted to men of the old settlement.
"Mother Earth" by W. Stitt Robinson, Jr.
Blood tells when it comes to annuities and allotments.
"Oklahoma Sunshine" by Freeman E. (Freeman Edwin) Miller
Frank threw himself at once into the bunk which had been allotted to him.
"Captain Bayley's Heir:" by G. A. Henty
Blazes says the shares are selling already conditionally on allotment, at seven and sixpence premium.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 360, October 1845" by Various
Even now it is far from completed, but already there are about six million peasant farms cut out and allotted.
"England and Germany" by Emile Joseph Dillon
At Birmingham several of the allotments have realised premiums as high as 20 or 30 pounds.
"Freehold Land Societies Their History, Present Position, and Claims" by J. Ewing Ritchie

In poetry:

We all have our allotted task;
Their burden all must bear—
For God gave us our faculties
To use, and not to spare.
"Resignation" by Ernest Jones
My life is governed by the clock,
All duly mapped and plotted;
And only with a nervous shock
I miss the time allotted.
"Disorder" by Gamaliel Bradford
All human joys are swift of wing
For heaven doth so allot it
That when you get an easy thing
You find you haven't got it.
"Long Meter" by Eugene Field
The allotment of death.
For the one path of my flight is direct
Through the bones of the living.
No arguments assert my right:
"Hawk Roosting" by Ted Hughes
It did not wink, it did not shrink,
As there serene it squatted'
Its eyes were clear, it did not fear
The fate the Gods allotted.
"The Smoking Frog" by Robert W Service
If Conscience be God's Law to Man,
Then Conscience must perforce arraign
Whatever falls beneath the ban
Of that allotted Suzerain.
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin

In news:

High schools don't need a longer day, but need to be smarter with the time already allotted, one expert says.
Posted November 26 Since Friday, the Nebraska Athletic Ticket Office has sold half of its ticket allotment for the Big Ten Championship game in Indianapolis, Indiana, on Saturday.
The district is using about $72,000 from its state instructional materials allotment for technology-related teacher grants.
The ECB said 123 banks shifted a total of 45.7 billion euros into the three-year loan from an existing one-year facility allotted in October.
As Hoke became one of this state's fastest -growing counties, with mounting medical needs, hospital plans were put on hold for years while the state considered dueling requests for bed allotments.
He set up an office last Sunday, was sworn in as a congressman on Tuesday and by Friday had logged his first votes and given his first floor speech _ one that stretched a bit past the one minute he'd been allotted.
The 16-ton TerraMax truck finished the DARPA Grand Challenge course in 2005, but not within the allotted 10 hours.
Existing food-stamp recipients qualify for an additional 30 percent of their usual allotment, while residents who don't normally receive welfare but have been hard hit by Hurricane Sandy may be eligible as well, the official said.
Because everything is harder for poor people, they use up their allotment sooner.
Just 2,000 of 11,000 allotment are gone .
Ranchers moved cattle on their allotment in the Deer Lodge National Forest outside Deer Lodge, Mont.
Nevada's newest federal funding allocation for homeland security is more than 40 percent more than the last allotment.
At two Denver forums hosted by the Colorado Division of Civil Rights last week, the sad stories and angry accusations spilled well beyond the allotted time.
CORPUS CHRISTI — A time allotted for residents to publicly share their concerns, praises and criticism about city business will return to noon during City Council meetings, Mayor Nelda Martinez said Tuesday.
The Kialegee Tribal Town's adoption of two Creek women does not give the tribe jurisdiction on the women's Creek Nation-allotted land in Broken Arrow, according to a letter from the National Indian Gaming Commission.

In science:

For every k source symbols, we are allotted n = ℓk channel uses where ℓ ∈ Z+ .
The Case for Structured Random Codes in Network Capacity Theorems
We are grateful for generous amounts of observing time allotted to this pro ject at ESO-La Silla, CTIO and LCO and thank the respective staffs for their expert help in conducting the observations.
The Araucaria Project: The Distance to the Sculptor Group Galaxy NGC 247 from Cepheid Variables Discovered in a Wide-Field
Table 4.2 presents data for the 38 benchmarks that our implementation proved unsatisfiable in the allotted time (500 seconds) and memory (1.5 GB) that were solved by at most three competitors.
k-Step Relative Inductive Generalization
In addition, I thank Andrea Gerdes, Vanessa Casagrande and Margret Franke for assisting me in the demanding task of completing my degree within the allotted two year period.
Two Projection Pursuit Algorithms for Machine Learning under Non-Stationarity
Erich’s contributions are multifaceted and too many to do justice to in the allotted space. A more extensive and careful assessment of his work is provided in Ro jo (2011).
Erich Leo Lehmann---A glimpse into his life and work
In particular, if a different reference foliation is used, so that the hypersurface F ref t=τ ref (X ) : Σ → M passing through the same point X in M is different, then the ‘time’ value T (X ) alloted to the event will generally not be the same.
Canonical Quantum Gravity and the Problem of Time
A generous portion of time was allotted to work on the detection of gravitational waves, including sessions of contributed talks on resonant mass detectors, interferometers, and on calculations of waveforms from astrophysics sources.
Matters of Gravity, the newsletter of the APS TG on gravitation
There were 20 oral presentations made, with a total of four hours being alloted to the sessions.
Summary of Session A6: Alternative Theories of Gravity
The LF-weighted mean is hM /Lz i ≃ 1.5 to which a 20% error is alloted.
Cosmic Matter Distribution: Cosmic Baryon Budget Revisited
The evaluation of such integrals is time-consuming; at a time when serious efforts are made to reduce the overall time allotted to each patient, the generous allocation of resources in the evaluation and application of corrections to the primary dose is unacceptable.
Collimator effects in proton planning
Additionally, if a dedicated (per-case) approach is implemented in a software product which is intended to support a variety of machine manufacturers, one has to be prepared to allot the necessary resources whenever a new product appears.
Collimator effects in proton planning
One can check that if we increase λ by a very small amount so that the δ ′ value increases and stays within the allotted interval (since it varies continuously with respect to λ) the value λ(1 − δ ′ ) will initially decrease.
The Goldston-Pintz-Yildirim Sieve and Maximal Gaps
Elements with an asterisk (*) indicate that the simulation ended before the allotted time.
The Instability Transition for the Restricted 3-Body Problem. III. The Lyapunov Exponent Criterion
Elements with an asterisk (*) indicate that the simulation ended before the allotted time.
The Instability Transition for the Restricted 3-Body Problem. III. The Lyapunov Exponent Criterion
In a k -star graph, each node, other than centers, is alloted to exactly one center.
Sufficient Conditions for Formation of a Network Topology by Self-interested Agents