A unit of trading (used to describe a designated number of contracts). For example, a trade quantity of one equals a "one lot;" a trade quantity of four equals a "four lot." Also called cars. Chicago Mercantile Exchange Glossary
Another term for a contract. Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein financial glossary

* * *

lot lot [lɒt ǁ lɑːt] noun [countable]
1. COMMERCE something that is sold at an auction, especially a group of things that are sold together:

• The auction was a record sell-out, with all but two of 111 lots sold for a total of £6.3 million.

ˌjob ˈlot COMMERCE
a mixed group of things that are sold together:

• He bought a job lot of washing machines for £2000.

2. FINANCE a group of shares that are sold together
ˌround ˈlot FINANCE
a number of shares used as a standard unit when buying or selling shares on a stockmarket:

• Orders must be round lots of at least 100 shares.

3. MANUFACTURING a quantity of goods that is produced at the same time or sold together as a group:

• Batch production is the production of standardised units in small or large lots.

4. especially AmE PROPERTY an area of land, especially one used for building on:

• a car lot

ˌvacant ˈlot PROPERTY
an area of land on which nothing has been built and which may be available to rent, buy, or build on:

• The city's vacant lots are cluttered with old trucks and farm machinery.

* * *

lot UK US /lɒt/ noun [C]
COMMERCE in an auction (= a sale of goods or property to the person who offers the most money), an object or set of objects that are being sold: »

Lot 57 is a mahogany work desk. Do I have a bid?

PRODUCTION an amount or set of goods that is produced at the same time or sold together: »

The manufacturer sells to a wholesaler or agent, who sells in smaller lots to other customers.


Ingredients should be clearly listed on the manufacturer's label with the lot number and the date of expiration.

PROPERTY an area of land used for a particular purpose: a building/vacant lot »

We have residential and commercial building lots and acreage for sale.


a parking lot

STOCK MARKET an amount of shares that is sold together: »

The Stock Exchange asked companies to reduce the smallest traded lot of shares to 100 from 1,000.

See also JOB LOT(Cf. ↑job lot)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

Игры ⚽ Нужен реферат?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • lot — lot …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • LOT — L Dernier grand affluent de la Garonne, sur sa rive droite, le Lot se compare naturellement à son voisin, le Tarn: même origine, le mont Lozère (ici le versant nord); même direction est ouest; longueur, bassin et alimentation de même ordre: 481… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • LOT — (Heb. לוֹט), son of Haran, grandson of Terah, and nephew of abraham (Gen. 11:27). Upon Haran s death in Ur, Terah took Lot with him when, with Abraham and Sarah, he left the city for the land of Canaan. After Terah s death in Haran (11:32),… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • LOT — (lo:t) steht für: beim Löten das Lötmittel, siehe Lot (Metall) eine alte Masseeinheit, siehe Lot (Einheit) in der Geometrie eine gerade Linie, die auf einer anderen Geraden oder einer Ebene rechtwinklig steht, siehe Lot (Mathematik) in der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lot — • Nephew of Abraham Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Lot     Lot     † Catholic Encyclopedia …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Lot — (lo:t) steht für: beim Löten das Lötmittel, siehe Lot (Metall) eine alte Masseeinheit, siehe Lot (Einheit) ein Maß für den Feingehalt von Metall, siehe Lot (Feingehalt) in der Geometrie eine gerade Linie, die auf einer anderen Geraden oder einer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lot — (l[o^]t), n. [AS. hlot; akin to hle[ o]tan to cast lots, OS. hl[=o]t lot, D. lot, G. loos, OHG. l[=o]z, Icel. hlutr, Sw. lott, Dan. lod, Goth. hlauts. Cf. {Allot}, {Lotto}, {Lottery}.] [1913 Webster] 1. That which happens without human design or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lot — may refer to:In economics and business: *Lot (real estate), a tract of land ** Parking lot, for automobiles *Lot, a set of goods, together for sale in an auctionPeople: *Lot (Bible) *King Lot, in Arthurian legend * Lot Kapuaiwa, Hawaiian king,… …   Wikipedia

  • LOT (F.) — LOT FERDINAND (1866 1952) Archiviste paléographe, Ferdinand Lot ne passa jamais l’agrégation, à laquelle il était violemment opposé, la traitant de bachotage supérieur. Il écrivit en 1906 et 1912 des pamphlets contre l’organisation de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Lot (AT) — Lot mit seinen beiden Töchtern (Lucas van Leyden ca. 1509) Lot war nach dem biblischen Bericht in der Genesis der Sohn von Haran und damit ein Neffe Abrahams, mit welchem er aus Mesopotamien mit Familie und Herden in Kanaan einwanderte, wo sie… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • lot — LOT, loturi, s.n. 1. Fiecare dintre porţiunile în care a fost împărţit un teren sau o pădure; parcelă. 2. Grup de obiecte sau de fiinţe cu trăsături comune. ♦ Grup de sportivi selecţionaţi în vederea formării unei echipe. ♦ Grup de produse… …   Dicționar Român

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”