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Lost meaning

lost - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. Parted with unwillingly or unintentionally; not to be found; missing; as, a lost book or sheep.
  2. 2. Parted with; no longer held or possessed; as, a lost limb; lost honor.
  3. 3. Not employed or enjoyed; thrown away; employed ineffectually; wasted; squandered; as, a lost day; a lost opportunity or benefit.
  4. 4. Having wandered from, or unable to find, the way; bewildered; perplexed; as, a child lost in the woods; a stranger lost in London.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. Hardened beyond sensibility or recovery; alienated; insensible; as, lost to shame; lost to all sense of honor.
  7. 7. Not perceptible to the senses; no longer visible; as, an island lost in a fog; a person lost in a crowd.
  8. 8. Occupied with, or under the influence of, something, so as to be insensible of external things; as, to be lost in thought.
  9. 9. Parted with; forfeited; missing; wasted; ruined.

lost - examples of usage

  1. I felt I had lost my only friend. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. For a time I thought I must have lost my way. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  3. He had himself lost his way. - "Stories of Animal Sagacity", W.H.G. Kingston.
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