Definition and Meanings for lost

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Lost is ranked 2,691 in the ranking of most used words in English

Part of Speech of lost

adjective, transitive verb

Etymology of lost

prop. p. p. of oe. losien. see lose, v. t.pos

Meaning of lost


as adjective, transitive verb

  • parted with unwillingly or unintentionally; not to be found; missing; as, a lost book or sheep.
  • parted with; no longer held or possessed; as, a lost limb; lost honor.
  • not employed or enjoyed; thrown away; employed ineffectually; wasted; squandered; as, a lost day; a lost opportunity or benefit.
  • having wandered from, or unable to find, the way; bewildered; perplexed; as, a child lost in the woods; a stranger lost in london.
  • 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.
  • hardened beyond sensibility or recovery; alienated; insensible; as, lost to shame; lost to all sense of honor.
  • not perceptible to the senses; no longer visible; as, an island lost in a fog; a person lost in a crowd.
  • occupied with, or under the influence of, something, so as to be insensible of external things; as, to be lost in thought.
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