Definitions of lost

  1. Parted with unwillingly or unintentionally; not to be found; missing; as, a lost book or sheep.
  2. Parted with; no longer held or possessed; as, a lost limb; lost honor.
  3. Not employed or enjoyed; thrown away; employed ineffectually; wasted; squandered; as, a lost day; a lost opportunity or benefit.
  4. Having wandered from, or unable to find, the way; bewildered; perplexed; as, a child lost in the woods; a stranger lost in London.
  5. 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.
  6. Hardened beyond sensibility or recovery; alienated; insensible; as, lost to shame; lost to all sense of honor.
  7. Not perceptible to the senses; no longer visible; as, an island lost in a fog; a person lost in a crowd.
  8. Occupied with, or under the influence of, something, so as to be insensible of external things; as, to be lost in thought.
  9. Of LOSE, v.
  10. Missing; given up; not won; destroyed; perplexed; wasted.
  11. 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"
  12. no longer known; irretrievable; " a forgotten art"; " a lost art"; " lost civilizations"
  13. no longer in your possession or control; unable to be found or recovered; " a lost child"; " lost friends"; " his lost book"; " lost opportunities"
  14. spiritually or physically doomed or destroyed; " lost souls"; " a lost generation"; " a lost ship"; " the lost platoon"
  15. not gained or won; " a lost battle"; " a lost prize"
  16. Parted with: no longer possessed: missing: thrown away: squandered: ruined.
  17. Parted with; forfeited; missing; wasted; ruined.
  18. Not to be found or recovered; not gained, used, or enjoyed; missed; wasted.
  19. Ruined; also, bewildered; perplexed.
  20. That cannot be found; forfeited; wasted; perplexed; ruined; alienated; shipwrecked.
  21. 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.
  22. See under lose.
  23. Did lose.