from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. Past tense and past participle of lose.
- adj. Unable to find one's way: a lost child.
- adj. No longer in the possession, care, or control of someone or something: a lost pen.
- adj. No longer in existence; vanished or spent: lost youth.
- adj. No longer known or practiced: a lost art.
- adj. Beyond reach, communication, or influence: The expedition was lost to the world for two months.
- adj. Not used to one's benefit or advantage: a lost opportunity.
- adj. Having not been or unlikely to be won; unsuccessful: a lost battle; a lost cause.
- adj. Beyond recovery or redemption; fallen or destroyed: a lost soul.
- adj. Completely involved or absorbed; rapt: lost in thought.
- adj. Bewildered or confused: I'm lost—can you start over?
- idiom be lost on To have no effect or influence on: Her advice was lost on me.
- idiom be lost on To be beyond the comprehension of: The lecture was lost on us.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Simple past tense and past participle of lose.
- adj. Unable to find one's way; unavailable, with location unknown.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Parted with unwillingly or unintentionally; not to be found; missing.
- adj. Parted with; no longer held or possessed
- adj. Not employed or enjoyed; thrown away; employed ineffectually; wasted; squandered
- adj. Having wandered from, or unable to find, the way; bewildered; perplexed
- adj. Ruined or destroyed, either physically or morally; past help or hope
- adj. Hardened beyond sensibility or recovery; alienated; insensible
- adj. Not perceptible to the senses; no longer visible
- adj. Occupied with, or under the influence of, something, so as to be insensible of external things.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See lose.
- Parted with unwillingly or by misadventure; not to be found; no longer held or possessed; no longer kept in knowledge or remembrance: as, a lost book; a lost limb; a lost fortune.
- Not won or gained; missed: as, a lost prize; a lost chance.
- Not employed or enjoyed; not effectually or profitably used; misspent; wasted: as, a lost day; a lost opportunity.
- Ruined; destroyed; consumed or wasted away, whether physically or morally: as, lost health; lost honor.
- Spiritually ruined; abandoned morally; in theology, finally shut out from salvation or eternal life; damned: as, a lost soul.
- Bewildered; absent-minded; absorbed: as, he looked about in a lost way.
- Synonyms Missing.
- 4 and
- Shattered; overthrown; downfallen; depraved, abandoned, reprobate, profligate, incorrigible, shameless.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not gained or won
- adj. no longer in your possession or control; unable to be found or recovered
- adj. unable to function; without help
- n. people who are destined to die soon
- adj. incapable of being recovered or regained
- adj. having lost your bearings; confused as to time or place or personal identity
- adj. spiritually or physically doomed or destroyed
- adj. deeply absorbed in thought
- adj. perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment
- adj. not caught with the senses or the mind
Sorry, no etymologies found.