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Webster 1913 Edition


Lost

Lost

,
Adj.
[Prop. p. p. of OE.
losien
. See
Lose
,
Verb.
T.
]
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.

Webster 1828 Edition


Lost

LOST

,
pp.
[from lose.]
1.
Mislaid or left in a place unknown or forgotten; that cannot be found; as a lost book.
2.
Ruined; destroyed; wasted or squandered; employed to no good purpose; as lost money; lost time.
3.
Forfeited; as a lost estate.
4.
Not able to find the right way, or the place intended. A stranger is lost in London or Paris.
5.
Bewildered; perplexed; being in a maze; as, a speaker may be lost in his argument.
6.
Alienated; insensible; hardened beyond sensibility or recovery; as a profligate lost to shame; lost to all sense of honor.
7.
Not perceptible to the senses; not visible; as an isle lost in fog; a person lost in a crowd.
8.
Shipwrecked or foundered; sunk or destroyed; as a ship lost at sea, or on the rocks.

Definition 2021


Lost

Lost

See also: lost, löst, løst, and łöst

German

Noun

Lost n (genitive Losts, no plural)

  1. mustard gas

Synonyms

lost

lost

See also: Lost, löst, løst, and łöst

English

Alternative forms

Verb

lost

  1. simple past tense and past participle of lose

Derived terms

Adjective

lost (comparative loster or more lost, superlative lostest or most lost)

  1. Having wandered from, or unable to find, the way.
    The children were soon lost in the forest.
  2. In an unknown location; unable to be found.
    Deep beneath the ocean, the Titanic was lost to the world.
  3. Not perceptible to the senses; no longer visible.
    an island lost in a fog; a person lost in a crowd
  4. Parted with; no longer held or possessed.
    a lost limb; lost honour
  5. Not employed or enjoyed; thrown away; employed ineffectually; wasted; squandered.
    a lost day; a lost opportunity or benefit
  6. Ruined or destroyed, either physically or morally; past help or hope.
    a ship lost at sea; a woman lost to virtue; a lost soul
  7. Hardened beyond sensibility or recovery; alienated; insensible.
    lost to shame; lost to all sense of honour
  8. Occupied with, or under the influence of, something, so as not to notice external things.
    to be lost in thought

Derived terms

Translations

Statistics

Most common English words before 1923: friends · forth · fire · #379: lost · human · kept · business

Anagrams


Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɔst

Verb

lost

  1. second- and third-person singular present indicative of lossen
  2. (archaic) plural imperative of lossen

Adjective

lost

  1. Superlative form of los

Anagrams


German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /loːst/

Verb

lost

  1. Second-person singular present of losen.
  2. Third-person singular present of losen.
  3. Second-person plural present of losen.
  4. Imperative plural of losen.