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Lost

3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Lose \Lose\ (l[=oo]z), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Lost} (l[o^]st; 115) p. pr. & vb. n. {Losing} (l[=oo]z"[i^]ng).] [OE. losien to loose, be lost, lose, AS. losian to become loose; akin to OE. leosen to lose, p. p. loren, lorn, AS. le['i]san, p. p. loren (in comp.), D. verliezen, G. verlieren, Dan. forlise, Sw. f["o]rlisa, f["o]rlora, Goth. fraliusan, also to E. loose, a & v., L. luere to loose, Gr. ly'ein, Skr. l[=u] to cut. [root]127. Cf. {Analysis}, {Palsy}, {Solve}, {Forlorn}, {Leasing}, {Loose}, {Loss}.]

1. To part with unintentionally or unwillingly, as by accident, misfortune, negligence, penalty, forfeit, etc.; to be deprived of; as, to lose money from one's purse or pocket, or in business or gaming; to lose an arm or a leg by amputation; to lose men in battle.

Fair Venus wept the sad disaster Of having lost her favorite dove. --Prior.

2. To cease to have; to possess no longer; to suffer diminution of; as, to lose one's relish for anything; to lose one's health.

If the salt hath lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? --Matt. v. 13.

3. Not to employ; to employ ineffectually; to throw away; to waste; to squander; as, to lose a day; to lose the benefits of instruction.

The unhappy have but hours, and these they lose. --Dryden.

4. To wander from; to miss, so as not to be able to and; to go astray from; as, to lose one's way.

He hath lost his fellows. --Shak

5. To ruin; to destroy; as destroy; as, the ship was lost on the ledge.

The woman that deliberates is lost. --Addison.

6. To be deprived of the view of; to cease to see or know the whereabouts of; as, he lost his companion in the crowd.

Like following life thro' creatures you dissect, You lose it in the moment you detect. --Pope.

7. To fail to obtain or enjoy; to fail to gain or win; hence, to fail to catch with the mind or senses; to miss; as, I lost a part of what he said.

He shall in no wise lose his reward. --Matt. x. 42.

I fought the battle bravely which I lost, And lost it but to Macedonians. --Dryden.

8. To cause to part with; to deprive of. [R.]

How should you go about to lose him a wife he loves with so much passion? --Sir W. Temple.

9. To prevent from gaining or obtaining.

O false heart! thou hadst almost betrayed me to eternal flames, and lost me this glory. --Baxter.

{To lose ground}, to fall behind; to suffer gradual loss or disadvantage.

{To lose heart}, to lose courage; to become timid. "The mutineers lost heart." --Macaulay.

{To lose one's head}, to be thrown off one's balance; to lose the use of one's good sense or judgment, through fear, anger, or other emotion.

In the excitement of such a discovery, many scholars lost their heads. --Whitney.

{To lose one's self}. (a) To forget or mistake the bearing of surrounding objects; as, to lose one's self in a great city. (b) To have the perceptive and rational power temporarily suspended; as, we lose ourselves in sleep.

{To lose sight of}. (a) To cease to see; as, to lose sight of the land. (b) To overlook; to forget; to fail to perceive; as, he lost sight of the issue.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Lost \Lost\, adjective [Prop. p. p. of OE. losien. See {Lose}, verb (used with an object)]

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.

5. Having wandered from, or unable to find, the way; bewildered; perplexed; as, a child lost in the woods; a stranger lost in London.

6. 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.

7. Hardened beyond sensibility or recovery; alienated; insensible; as, lost to shame; lost to all sense of honor.

8. Not perceptible to the senses; no longer visible; as, an island lost in a fog; a person lost in a crowd.

9. Occupied with, or under the influence of, something, so as to be insensible of external things; as, to be lost in thought.

{Lost motion} (Mach.), the difference between the motion of a driver and that of a follower, due to the yielding of parts or looseness of joints.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

lost

adjective

1: no longer in your possession or control; unable to be found or recovered; "a lost child"; "lost friends"; "his lost book"; "lost opportunities" [ant: {found}]

2: 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" [syn: {confused}, {disoriented}, {lost}]

3: spiritually or physically doomed or destroyed; "lost souls"; "a lost generation"; "a lost ship"; "the lost platoon" [ant: {saved}]

4: not gained or won; "a lost battle"; "a lost prize" [ant: {won}]

5: incapable of being recovered or regained; "his lost honor"

6: not caught with the senses or the mind; "words lost in the din" [syn: {lost}, {missed}]

7: 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" [syn: {bemused}, {deep in thought(p)}, {lost(p)}, {preoccupied}]

8: 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" [syn: {baffled}, {befuddled}, {bemused}, {bewildered}, {confounded}, {confused}, {lost}, {mazed}, {mixed-up}, {at sea}]

9: unable to function; without help [syn: {helpless}, {lost}]

noun

1: people who are destined to die soon; "the agony of the doomed was in his voice" [syn: {doomed}, {lost}]

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