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  • n. A large amount.
  • n. Many things, much.
  • adv. very much; a great deal; to a large extent.
  • adv. often; frequently

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. to a very great degree or extent


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  • "A lot" should be two words, not one.

    March 24, 2009