Webster 1913 Edition
[Prop. p. p. of OE.
Parted with unwillingly or unintentionally; not to be found; missing;
lostbook or sheep
Parted with; no longer held or possessed;
Not employed or enjoyed; thrown away; employed ineffectually; wasted; squandered;
lostopportunity or benefit.
Having wandered from, or unable to find, the way; bewildered; perplexed;
as, a child
lostin the woods; a stranger
Ruined or destroyed, either physically or morally; past help or hope;
as, a ship
lostat sea; a woman
lostto virtue; a
Hardened beyond sensibility or recovery; alienated; insensible;
lostto all sense of honor.
Not perceptible to the senses; no longer visible;
as, an island
lostin a fog; a person
lostin a crowd.
Occupied with, or under the influence of, something, so as to be insensible of external things;
as, to be.
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
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.