lost definition

  • verb:
    • last tight and past participle of drop.
    • Easy past tight and past participle of lose.
  • adjective:
    • not able to find your means: a lost kid.
    • no more into the ownership, attention, or control of someone or something: a lost pen.
    • not available; vanished or spent: lost youth.
    • no more known or practiced: a lost art.
    • Beyond reach, communication, or influence: The expedition ended up being lost toward globe for two months.
    • perhaps not accustomed one's benefit or advantage: a lost opportunity.
    • Having not been or unlikely to be obtained; unsuccessful: a lost fight; a lost cause.
    • Beyond recovery or redemption; fallen or damaged: a lost soul.
    • entirely involved or absorbed; rapt: lost in thought.
    • Bewildered or confused: I'm lost—can you begin over?
    • not able to discover one's method; unavailable, with place as yet not known.
    • Parted with unwillingly or accidentally; to not be located; missing.
    • Parted with; not held or possessed
    • maybe not utilized or enjoyed; discarded; employed ineffectually; squandered; squandered
    • Having wandered from, or unable to find, the way; bewildered; perplexed
    • Ruined or damaged, either actually or morally; previous assistance or hope
    • Hardened beyond sensibility or data recovery; alienated; insensible
    • perhaps not perceptible towards the senses; no longer noticeable
    • Occupied with, or consuming, anything, in order to be insensible of outside things.
    • maybe not attained or won
    • no more in your ownership or control; not able to be found or restored
    • not able to work; without assistance
    • incompetent at being recovered or regained
    • having lost your bearings; baffled regarding time or spot or individual identity
    • spiritually or physically condemned or destroyed
    • deeply absorbed in thought
    • perplexed by many people contradictory situations or statements; full of bewilderment
    • not caught using sensory faculties or the head
  • idiom:
    • be lost on to own no result or impact on: the woman guidance ended up being lost on me.
    • be lost on becoming beyond the comprehension of: The lecture was lost on united states.
  • noun:
    • See lose.
    • people that are destined to perish shortly
  • others:
    • Parted with unwillingly or by misadventure; to not be located; no more held or possessed; no further held in knowledge or remembrance: since, a lost guide; a lost limb; a lost lot of money.
    • perhaps not claimed or attained; missed: as, a lost reward; a lost opportunity.
    • Not used or enjoyed; perhaps not effectually or profitably made use of; misspent; squandered: since, a lost day; a lost opportunity.
    • Ruined; damaged; eaten or squandered away, whether literally or morally: as, lost wellness; lost honor.
    • Spiritually wrecked; abandoned morally; in theology, eventually shut out from salvation or endless life; damned: as, a lost heart.
    • Bewildered; absent-minded; absorbed: as, he seemed about in a lost method.
    • Synonyms Missing.
    • 4 and
    • Shattered; overthrown; downfallen; depraved, abandoned, reprobate, profligate, incorrigible, shameless.

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