Adjective: lost lóst
Noun: lost lóst
- No longer in your possession or control; unable to be found or recovered
"a lost child"; "lost friends"; "his lost book"; "lost opportunities"
- 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
- Spiritually or physically doomed or destroyed
"lost souls"; "a lost generation"; "a lost ship"; "the lost platoon"
- Not gained or won
"a lost battle"; "a lost prize"
- Incapable of being recovered or regained
"his lost honour"
- Not caught with the senses or the mind
"words lost in the din";
- Deeply absorbed in thought
"lost in thought";
- bemused, deep in thought, preoccupied
- 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
- Unable to function without help
Verb: lose (lost) looz
- People who are destined to die soon
"the agony of the lost was in his voice";
- 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"
- Fail to win
"We lost the battle but we won the war"
- 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"
- Place (something) where one cannot find it again
"I lost my eyeglasses";
- misplace, mislay
- Miss from one's possessions; lose sight of
"I've lost my glasses again!"
- Allow to go out of sight
"The detective lost the man he was shadowing after he had to stop at a red light"
- 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
- Fail to get or obtain
"I lost the opportunity to spend a year abroad"
- fall back, drop off, fall behind, recede
- Fail to perceive or to catch with the senses or the mind
"We lost part of what he said";
- Be set at a disadvantage
- 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, Picking Flowers in the Woods Lose