Al·lot v. t. [imp. & p. p. Allotted; p. pr. & vb. n. Allotting.]
1. To distribute by lot.
2. 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. --Johnson.
v 1: give out or allot; "We were assigned new uniforms" [syn: assign,
2: allow to have; "grant a privilege" [syn: accord, grant]
3: 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" [syn: distribute, administer, mete
out, deal, parcel out, lot, dispense, shell out,
deal out, dish out, dole out]
[also: allotting, allotted]