Definition of allotment noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//əˈlɒtmənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//əˈlɑːtmənt//
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  1. 1[countable] (British English) a small area of land in a town which a person can rent in order to grow fruit and vegetables on it Culture Allotments are usually grouped together in a large field in a town or city. In the 19th century and during the two world wars, many people used their allotments to feed their families. Working on an allotment is now a popular way of getting exercise. See related entries: Gardening
  2. 2[countable, uncountable] (formal) an amount of something that somebody is given or allowed to have; the process of giving something to somebody Water allotments to farmers were cut back in the drought. the allotment of shares to company employees
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: allotment