- To give or assign a share of something to someone.
- To set apart for a particular purpose.
- To distribute something among a group of people or things.
From middle english, from old english ālēotan, from proto-germanic *alautjaną, from proto-indo-european *h₂el- ("to take"). cognate with old saxon ālētian, old high german arleiten, old norse ala.
- The teacher allotted 20 minutes for each student to present their project.
- The manager allotted a budget for the project.
- The government allotted funds for the disaster relief.
- The company allotted a percentage of profits for charity.
- The parents allotted a certain amount of pocket money for their children.