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Adjective: lost  lóst
  1. No longer in your possession or control; unable to be found or recovered
    "a lost child"; "lost friends"; "his lost book"; "lost opportunities"
     
  2. Having lost your bearings; confused as to time, place or personal identity
    "I frequently find myself lost when I come up out of the subway";
    - confused, disoriented
     
  3. Spiritually or physically doomed or destroyed
    "lost souls"; "a lost generation"; "a lost ship"; "the lost platoon"
     
  4. Not gained or won
    "a lost battle"; "a lost prize"
     
  5. Incapable of being recovered or regained
    "his lost honour"
     
  6. Not caught with the senses or the mind
    "words lost in the din";
    - missed
     
  7. Deeply absorbed in thought
    "lost in thought";
    - bemused, deep in thought, preoccupied
     
  8. Perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment
    "she felt lost on the first day of school";
    - baffled, befuddled, bemused, bewildered, confounded, confused, mazed, mixed-up, at sea
     
  9. Unable to function without help
    - helpless
Noun: lost  lóst
  1. People who are destined to die soon
    "the agony of the lost was in his voice";
    - doomed
Verb: lose (lost)  looz
  1. Fail to keep or to maintain; cease to have, either physically or in an abstract sense
    "She lost her purse when she left it unattended on her seat"
     
  2. Fail to win
    "We lost the battle but we won the war"
     
  3. Suffer the loss of a person through death or removal
    "She lost her husband in the war"; "The couple that wanted to adopt the child lost her when the biological parents claimed her"
     
  4. Place (something) where one cannot find it again
    "I lost my eyeglasses";
    - misplace, mislay
     
  5. Miss from one's possessions; lose sight of
    "I've lost my glasses again!"
     
  6. Allow to go out of sight
    "The detective lost the man he was shadowing after he had to stop at a red light"
     
  7. Fail to make money in a business; make a loss or fail to profit
    "I lost thousands of dollars on that bad investment!";
    - turn a loss
     
  8. Fail to get or obtain
    "I lost the opportunity to spend a year abroad"
     
  9. Retreat
    - fall back, drop off, fall behind, recede
     
  10. Fail to perceive or to catch with the senses or the mind
    "We lost part of what he said";
    - miss
     
  11. Be set at a disadvantage
    - suffer
     
  12. Get rid of
    - shed, cast, cast off, shake off, throw, throw off, throw away, drop

See also: confiscate, cursed, curst, damned, destroyed, doomed, fall, forfeit, forfeited, gone, hopeless, incomprehensible, irrecoverable, mislaid, misplaced, missing, perplexed, ruined, squandered, stray, straying, thoughtful, uncomprehensible, unoriented, unrecoverable, unredeemed, unregenerate, unregenerated, unsaved, wasted

Type of: decline, lay, people, place, pose, position, put, regress, remove, retrograde, retrogress, set, suffer, take, take away, withdraw, worsen

Antonym: break even, find, found, keep, profit, saved, win, won

Encyclopedia: Lost, Scotland

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