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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]:

Lose \Lose\, verb (used without an object) To suffer loss, disadvantage, or defeat; to be worse off, esp. as the result of any kind of contest.

We 'll . . . hear poor rogues Talk of court news; and we'll talk with them too, Who loses and who wins; who's in, who's out. --Shak.

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

lose

verb

1: fail to keep or to maintain; cease to have, either physically or in an abstract sense; "She lost her purse when she left it unattended on her seat" [ant: {hold on}, {keep}]

2: fail to win; "We lost the battle but we won the war" [ant: {win}]

3: suffer the loss of a person through death or removal; "She lost her husband in the war"; "The couple that wanted to adopt the child lost her when the biological parents claimed her"

4: place (something) where one cannot find it again; "I misplaced my eyeglasses" [syn: {misplace}, {mislay}, {lose}]

5: miss from one's possessions; lose sight of; "I've lost my glasses again!" [ant: {find}, {regain}]

6: allow to go out of sight; "The detective lost the man he was shadowing after he had to stop at a red light"

7: fail to make money in a business; make a loss or fail to profit; "I lost thousands of dollars on that bad investment!"; "The company turned a loss after the first year" [syn: {lose}, {turn a loss}] [ant: {break even}, {profit}, {turn a profit}]

8: fail to get or obtain; "I lost the opportunity to spend a year abroad" [ant: {acquire}, {gain}, {win}]

9: retreat [syn: {fall back}, {lose}, {drop off}, {fall behind}, {recede}] [ant: {advance}, {gain}, {gain ground}, {get ahead}, {make headway}, {pull ahead}, {win}]

10: fail to perceive or to catch with the senses or the mind; "I missed that remark"; "She missed his point"; "We lost part of what he said" [syn: {miss}, {lose}]

11: be set at a disadvantage; "This author really suffers in translation" [syn: {suffer}, {lose}]


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