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Definitions of lost

  1. perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment; " obviously bemused by his questions"; " bewildered and confused"; " a cloudy and confounded philosopher"; " just a mixed- up kid"; " she felt lost on the first day of school"
  2. 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"
  3. having lost your bearings; confused as to time or place or personal identity; " I frequently find myself disoriented when I come up out of the subway"; " the anesthetic left her completely disoriented"
  4. people who are destined to die soon; " the agony of the doomed was in his voice"
  5. no longer known; irretrievable; " a forgotten art"; " a lost art"; " lost civilizations"
  6. unable to function; without help
  7. incapable of being recovered or regained; " his lost honor"
  8. not caught with the senses or the mind; " words lost in the din"
  9. no longer in your possession or control; unable to be found or recovered; " a lost child"; " lost friends"; " his lost book"; " lost opportunities"
  10. spiritually or physically doomed or destroyed; " lost souls"; " a lost generation"; " a lost ship"; " the lost platoon"
  11. not gained or won; " a lost battle"; " a lost prize"
  12. Parted with unwillingly or unintentionally; not to be found; missing; as, a lost book or sheep.
  13. Parted with; no longer held or possessed; as, a lost limb; lost honor.
  14. Not employed or enjoyed; thrown away; employed ineffectually; wasted; squandered; as, a lost day; a lost opportunity or benefit.
  15. Having wandered from, or unable to find, the way; bewildered; perplexed; as, a child lost in the woods; a stranger lost in London.
  16. 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.
  17. Hardened beyond sensibility or recovery; alienated; insensible; as, lost to shame; lost to all sense of honor.
  18. Not perceptible to the senses; no longer visible; as, an island lost in a fog; a person lost in a crowd.
  19. Occupied with, or under the influence of, something, so as to be insensible of external things; as, to be lost in thought.
  20. Missing; given up; not won; destroyed; perplexed; wasted.
  21. Parted with: no longer possessed: missing: thrown away: squandered: ruined.
  22. Parted with; forfeited; missing; wasted; ruined.
  23. Of LOSE, v.
  24. Not to be found or recovered; not gained, used, or enjoyed; missed; wasted.
  25. Ruined; also, bewildered; perplexed.
  26. That cannot be found; forfeited; wasted; perplexed; ruined; alienated; shipwrecked.
  27. Did lose.
  28. 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.
  29. 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. What was lost he could not tell. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  3. If I'd got off at first, I wouldn't 'a' lost Lafe. – Our Pilots in the Air by Captain William B. Perry
  4. I must get there before she sees Andrea, otherwise, all will be lost. – Captain Dieppe by Anthony Hope
  5. He was lost both for this world and the next. – On the Firing Line in Education by Adoniram Judson Ladd
  6. She would get lost. – The Lookout Man by B. M. Bower
  7. I do believe I lost it off. – Between Whiles by Helen Hunt Jackson
  8. 7782. Have you lost it? – Second Shetland Truck System Report by William Guthrie
  9. He lost his head completely as he looked at her standing there. – Bijou by Gyp
  10. Keep with the other boys and promise me not to get lost! – Fairy Tales from the German Forests by Margaret Arndt
  11. No matter what happened now she would know that she had not lost all of him. – From the Housetops by George Barr McCutcheon
  12. It had to do with the hand he lost . – The Secret of Sarek by Maurice Leblanc
  13. And so we lost you, Love and I! – The Inn of Dreams by Olive Custance
  14. What if they should be lost? – The Emperor of Portugallia by Selma Lagerlof
  15. It is lost, but I have reason to hope that it will be found. – Lysbeth A Tale Of The Dutch by H. Rider Haggard
  16. But I had lost my haste. – Montlivet by Alice Prescott Smith
  17. Mr. Cane lost no time in getting home. – Sube Cane by Edward Bellamy Partridge
  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. Why should we be lost? – The Secret of Sarek by Maurice Leblanc
  20. Fact is, not a life lost as far as we know. – The Heart of Canyon Pass by Thomas K. Holmes
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