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Definitions of lost

  1. deeply absorbed in thought; " as distant and bemused as a professor listening to the prattling of his freshman class"; " lost in thought"; " a preoccupied frown"
  2. no longer known; irretrievable; " a forgotten art"; " a lost art"; " lost civilizations"
  3. incapable of being recovered or regained; " his lost honor"
  4. no longer in your possession or control; unable to be found or recovered; " a lost child"; " lost friends"; " his lost book"; " lost opportunities"
  5. spiritually or physically doomed or destroyed; " lost souls"; " a lost generation"; " a lost ship"; " the lost platoon"
  6. not gained or won; " a lost battle"; " a lost prize"
  7. Parted with unwillingly or unintentionally; not to be found; missing; as, a lost book or sheep.
  8. Parted with; no longer held or possessed; as, a lost limb; lost honor.
  9. Not employed or enjoyed; thrown away; employed ineffectually; wasted; squandered; as, a lost day; a lost opportunity or benefit.
  10. Having wandered from, or unable to find, the way; bewildered; perplexed; as, a child lost in the woods; a stranger lost in London.
  11. Ruined or destroyed, either physically or morally; past help or hope; as, a ship lost at sea; a woman lost to virtue; a lost soul.
  12. Hardened beyond sensibility or recovery; alienated; insensible; as, lost to shame; lost to all sense of honor.
  13. Not perceptible to the senses; no longer visible; as, an island lost in a fog; a person lost in a crowd.
  14. Occupied with, or under the influence of, something, so as to be insensible of external things; as, to be lost in thought.
  15. Missing; given up; not won; destroyed; perplexed; wasted.
  16. Parted with: no longer possessed: missing: thrown away: squandered: ruined.
  17. Parted with; forfeited; missing; wasted; ruined.
  18. Of LOSE, v.
  19. Not to be found or recovered; not gained, used, or enjoyed; missed; wasted.
  20. Ruined; also, bewildered; perplexed.
  21. That cannot be found; forfeited; wasted; perplexed; ruined; alienated; shipwrecked.
  22. Did lose.
  23. Laid or dropt so as not to be able to find or recover; gone from our possession or view; not visible; mislaid; that cannot be found; destroyed; ruined; wasted; bewildered; perplexed; alienated.
  24. See under lose.
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Usage examples for lost

  1. I have lost it. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  2. Keep with the other boys and promise me not to get lost! – Fairy Tales from the German Forests by Margaret Arndt
  3. Fact is, not a life lost as far as we know. – The Heart of Canyon Pass by Thomas K. Holmes
  4. I must get there before she sees Andrea, otherwise, all will be lost. – Captain Dieppe by Anthony Hope
  5. I do believe I lost it off. – Between Whiles by Helen Hunt Jackson
  6. It had to do with the hand he lost . – The Secret of Sarek by Maurice Leblanc
  7. No matter what happened now she would know that she had not lost all of him. – From the Housetops by George Barr McCutcheon
  8. He lost his head completely as he looked at her standing there. – Bijou by Gyp
  9. He was lost both for this world and the next. – On the Firing Line in Education by Adoniram Judson Ladd
  10. She would get lost. – The Lookout Man by B. M. Bower
  11. It is lost, but I have reason to hope that it will be found. – Lysbeth A Tale Of The Dutch by H. Rider Haggard
  12. Why should we be lost? – The Secret of Sarek by Maurice Leblanc
  13. Mr. Cane lost no time in getting home. – Sube Cane by Edward Bellamy Partridge
  14. What was lost he could not tell. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  15. If I'd got off at first, I wouldn't 'a' lost Lafe. – Our Pilots in the Air by Captain William B. Perry
  16. But I had lost my haste. – Montlivet by Alice Prescott Smith
  17. And so we lost you, Love and I! – The Inn of Dreams by Olive Custance
  18. Once on the other side they knew where they were now, and could make up for lost time. – The Heath Hover Mystery by Bertram Mitford
  19. What if they should be lost? – The Emperor of Portugallia by Selma Lagerlof
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