What does the word lot mean?

Usage examples for lot

  1. It will do Master Teddy a whole lot of good." – The-Circus-Boys-Across-the-Continent-or-Winning-New-Laurels-on-the-Tanbark by Darlington, Edgar B. P.
  2. There were a lot of them when I got here and I've been watching their line. – The Jonathan Papers by Elisabeth Woodbridge Morris