• 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

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