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lost

 (lôst, lŏst)
v.
Past tense and past participle of lose.
adj.
1. Unable to find one's way: a lost child.
2.
a. No longer in the possession, care, or control of someone or something: a lost pen.
b. No longer in existence; vanished or spent: lost youth.
c. No longer known or practiced: a lost art.
d. Beyond reach, communication, or influence: The expedition was lost to the world for two months.
3. Not used to one's benefit or advantage: a lost opportunity.
4. Having not been or unlikely to be won; unsuccessful: a lost battle; a lost cause.
5. Beyond recovery or redemption; fallen or destroyed: a lost soul.
6.
a. Completely involved or absorbed; rapt: lost in thought.
b. Bewildered or confused: I'm lost—can you start over?
Idiom:
be lost on
1. To have no effect or influence on: Her advice was lost on me.
2. To be beyond the comprehension of: The lecture was lost on us.

lost

(lɒst)
adj
1. unable to be found or recovered
2. unable to find one's way or ascertain one's whereabouts
3. confused, bewildered, or helpless: he is lost in discussions of theory.
4. (sometimes foll by on) not utilized, noticed, or taken advantage of (by): rational arguments are lost on her.
5. no longer possessed or existing because of defeat, misfortune, or the passage of time: a lost art.
6. destroyed physically: the lost platoon.
7. (foll by to) no longer available or open (to)
8. (foll by to) insensible or impervious (to a sense of shame, justice, etc)
9. (foll by in) engrossed (in): he was lost in his book.
10. morally fallen: a lost woman.
11. (Theology) damned: a lost soul.
12. get lost (usually imperative) informal go away and stay away

lost

(lɔst, lɒst)

adj.
1. no longer possessed: lost friends.
2. no longer to be found: lost articles.
3. having gone astray: lost children.
4. not used to good purpose: a lost advantage.
5. not won: a lost prize.
6. attended with defeat: a lost battle.
7. destroyed; ruined: lost ships.
8. preoccupied: lost in thought.
9. distracted; distraught: the lost look of a man trapped.
v.
10. pt. and pp. of lose.
Idioms:
lost to,
a. no longer belonging to.
b. no longer possible or open to: The opportunity was lost to us.
c. insensible to: lost to all sense of duty.

lost

In artillery and naval gunfire support, a spotting, or an observation used by a spotter or an observer to indicate that rounds fired by a gun or mortar were not observed.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lost - people who are destined to die soonlost - people who are destined to die soon; "the agony of the doomed was in his voice"
people - (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience"
Adj.1.lost - no longer in your possession or control; unable to be found or recovered; "a lost child"; "lost friends"; "his lost book"; "lost opportunities"
lost - spiritually or physically doomed or destroyed; "lost souls"; "a lost generation"; "a lost ship"; "the lost platoon"
found - come upon unexpectedly or after searching; "found art"; "the lost-and-found department"
2.lost - having lost your bearings; confused as to time or place or personal identity; "I frequently find myself disoriented when I come up out of the subway"; "the anesthetic left her completely disoriented"
unoriented - not having position or goal definitely set or ascertained; "engaged in unoriented study"; "unoriented until she looked at the map"
3.lost - spiritually or physically doomed or destroyed; "lost souls"; "a lost generation"; "a lost ship"; "the lost platoon"
cursed, curst - deserving a curse; sometimes used as an intensifier; "villagers shun the area believing it to be cursed"; "cursed with four daughter"; "not a cursed drop"; "his cursed stupidity"; "I'll be cursed if I can see your reasoning"
lost - no longer in your possession or control; unable to be found or recovered; "a lost child"; "lost friends"; "his lost book"; "lost opportunities"
unregenerated, unregenerate - not reformed morally or spiritually; "unregenerate human nature"; "unregenerate conservatism"
saved - rescued; especially from the power and consequences of sin; "a saved soul"
4.lost - not gained or won; "a lost battle"; "a lost prize"
won - not subject to defeat; "with that move it's a won game"
5.lost - incapable of being recovered or regained; "his lost honor"
irrecoverable, unrecoverable - incapable of being recovered or regained
6.lost - not caught with the senses or the mindlost - not caught with the senses or the mind; "words lost in the din"
uncomprehensible, incomprehensible - difficult to understand; "the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible"- A. Einstein
7.lost - deeply absorbed in thoughtlost - deeply absorbed in thought; "as distant and bemused as a professor listening to the prattling of his freshman class"; "lost in thought"; "a preoccupied frown"
thoughtful - exhibiting or characterized by careful thought; "a thoughtful paper"
8.lost - perplexed by many conflicting situations or statementslost - perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment; "obviously bemused by his questions"; "bewildered and confused"; "a cloudy and confounded philosopher"; "just a mixed-up kid"; "she felt lost on the first day of school"
perplexed - full of difficulty or confusion or bewilderment; "perplexed language"; "perplexed state of the world"
9.lost - unable to function; without help
hopeless - without hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success; "in an agony of hopeless grief"; "with a hopeless sigh he sat down"

lost

adjective
2. off-course, stray, at sea, adrift, astray, disoriented, disorientated, off-track, gone astray, having lost your bearings I think we're lost.
3. bewildered, confused, puzzled, baffled, helpless, ignorant, perplexed, mystified, clueless (slang) I feel lost and lonely in a strange town alone.
5. gone, finished, destroyed, vanished, extinct, defunct, died out The sense of community is lost.
6. past, former, gone, dead, forgotten, lapsed, extinct, obsolete, out-of-date, bygone, unremembered the relics of a lost civilization
7. engrossed, taken up, absorbed, entranced, abstracted, absent, distracted, preoccupied, immersed, dreamy, rapt, spellbound She was silent for a while, lost in thought.
8. fallen, corrupt, depraved, wanton, abandoned, damned, profligate, dissolute, licentious, unchaste, irreclaimable without honour, without heart, without religion ... a lost woman

lost

adjective
1. Unable to find the correct way or place to go:
2. No longer in one's possession:
3. No longer in use, force, or operation:
4. Sentenced to terrible, irrevocable punishment:
5. Condemned, especially to hell:
Idiom: gone to blazes.
Translations
تَائِهٌخاسِر، خاسِرَهضائِعضائِع، ضائِعَهمَفْقود
ztracenýprohranýzbloudilý
fortabtmistettabt
eksynyt
izgubljen
eltévedtelvesz tettelvesztettkihagyott
glataîurtapaîurtÿndur, glataîurtÿndur, villtur
失った
잃은
prehraný
izgubljen
försvunnen
หลงทาง
kayıpboşa harcanmışkaybedilmişkaybolmuş
bị lạc đường

lost

[lɒst]
A. PP, PT of lose
B. ADJ
1. (= unable to find one's way) → perdido
I'm lostme he perdido, estoy perdido
the lost child was taken to the security deskllevaron al niño perdido al mostrador de seguridad
to get lost [person] → perderse; [issue, fact] → olvidarse
to tell sb to get lostmandar a algn al cuerno or a la porra
get lost!¡vete al cuerno!, ¡vete a la porra!
to be lost for wordsno tener palabras, no saber qué decir
I had thought of so many things I wanted to say, but now I'm lost for wordshabía tantas cosas que quería decir, pero ahora no tengo palabras
I was lost for words when I heard the newsme quedé mudo cuando me enteré de la noticia
2. (= missing, mislaid) [thing, animal] → perdido, extraviado
he was looking for a lost contact lensbuscaba una lentilla que se le había perdido
to get lostperderse, extraviarse
to give sb up for lostdar a algn por desaparecido
to give sth up for lostdar algo por perdido
thousands of credit cards are reported lost each daycada día se denuncia la pérdida de miles de tarjetas de crédito
she is lost to us forever (fig) → la hemos perdido para siempre
3. (= bewildered) → perdido, desorientado
I felt lost and lonely in a strange townme sentía perdido or desorientado y solo en una ciudad desconocida
it's too difficult to understand, I'm lostes demasiado difícil de entender, estoy perdido
with a lost expression/lookcon la confusión pintada en el rostro
4. (= completely absorbed)
to be lost in sthestar absorto en algo
I was lost in thoughtestaba absorto en mis pensamientos
she was lost in the musicestaba absorta en la música
to be lost to the worldestar en otro mundo
5. (= wasted) [opportunity, income, output] → perdido
to catch up on or make up for lost timerecuperar el tiempo perdido
to be lost on sb the message is often lost on drug usersel mensaje a menudo no hace eco en los drogadictos
the meaning of that was lost on meno entendí or no capté el significado de eso
an irony/a fact which was not lost on meuna ironía/un hecho que no se me escapaba
6. (= former) [youth, job, homeland] → perdido
he pined for his lost youthsuspiraba por su juventud perdida
7. (= vanished) [civilization] → desaparecido; [skill, art] → desaparecido, perdido
8. (= not won) [battle, campaign, struggle] → perdido
all is not lost!¡no se ha perdido todo!
9. (= dead) she grieved for her lost sonlloraba al hijo que había perdido
we are all lost! (liter) → ¡estamos perdidos!
to be lost at seadesaparecer en el mar
10. (o.f., euph) lost womanmujer f perdida
C. CPD lost and found N (US) = lost property lost cause Ncausa f perdida
the lost generation N (liter) generación de escritores a la que pertenecieron autores como Scott Fitzgerald y Hemingway y que produjeron sus obras después de la Primera Guerra Mundial
lost property N (= belongings) → objetos mpl perdidos; (= office) → oficina f de objetos perdidos
lost property office Noficina f de objetos perdidos
lost sheep N (fig) → oveja f perdida, oveja f descarriada
lost soul Nalma f perdida

lost

[ˈlɒst]
pt
pp of lose
adj
[thing] → perdu(e)
lost keys → clés perdues
a lost cat → un chat perdu
to get lost
My watch has got lost → Ma montre est perdue.
to be lost on sb (= be incomprehensible to) [words, meaning] → échapper à qn (= be ignored)
My advice was lost on him → Il n'a pas écouté mes conseils.
[person] to be lost → être perdu(e)
to get lost (= lose one's way) → se perdre
I was afraid of getting lost → J'avais peur de me perdre.
get lost! → va te faire voir!
to feel lost → se sentir perdu(e)
to be lost without sb → être perdu(e) sans qn
We'd be lost without her → Nous serions perdus sans elle.
to be lost in thought (= absorbed) → être perdu(e) dans ses penséeslost and found n (US)
(= things) → objets mpl trouvés
(= office) → bureau m des objets trouvés, objets mpl trouvéslost-and-found [ˌlɒstənˈfaʊnd] adj [column] → des objets perdus
lost-and-found items → objets mpl perduslost cause n (= situation etc) → cause f perdue (= person)
He's a lost cause → Il est irrécupérable.lost property n (British)
(= things) → objets mpl trouvés
(= office) → bureau m des objets trouvés, objets mpl trouvéslost property office n (British)bureau m des objets trouvés, objets mpl trouvéslost soul nâme f en peine

lost

pret, ptp of lose
adj attrverloren; supportverloren gegangen; artausgestorben; civilizationuntergegangen, versunken; causeaussichtslos; (= missing) personvermisst; dog, catentlaufen; (= mislaid) book, glasses etcverlegt; (= missed) opportunityverpasst; I was groping on the floor for a lost contact lensich tastete auf dem Fußboden nach einer heruntergefallenen Kontaktlinse; he is mourning his lost wifeer betrauert den Verlust seiner Frau

lost

:
lost-and-found (department)
n (US) → Fundbüro nt
lost property
n (Brit)
(= items)Fundstücke pl
lost property office
n (Brit) → Fundbüro nt

lost

[lɒst]
1. pt, pp of lose
2. adj (gen) (fig) → perso/a; (bewildered) → smarrito/a
a lost sheep → una pecorella smarrita
some lost children → dei bambini che si erano smarriti
lost in thought → immerso/a or perso/a nei propri pensieri
to feel a bit lost → sentirsi smarrito/a
the remark/joke was lost on him → non ha capito l'osservazione/la barzelletta
my advice was lost on her → non ha ascoltato il mio consiglio
I feel lost without my car/him → mi sento perso senza la mia macchina/di lui
to make up for lost time → recuperare il tempo perduto
to give sth up for lost → dare qc per perso/a
lost baggage claim → ritiro bagagli smarriti
lost at sea → perito/a in mare

lose

(luːz) past tense, past participle lost (lost) verb
1. to stop having; to have no longer. She has lost interest in her work; I have lost my watch; He lost hold of the rope.
2. to have taken away from one (by death, accident etc). She lost her father last year; The ship was lost in the storm; He has lost his job.
3. to put (something) where it cannot be found. My secretary has lost your letter.
4. not to win. I always lose at cards; She lost the race.
5. to waste or use more (time) than is necessary. He lost no time in informing the police of the crime.
ˈloser noun
a person who loses. The losers congratulated the winners.
loss (los) noun
1. the act or fact of losing. suffering from loss of memory; the loss (= death) of our friend.
2. something which is lost. It was only after he was dead that we realized what a loss he was.
3. the amount (especially of money) which is lost. a loss of 500 pounds.
lost adjective
1. missing; no longer to be found. a lost ticket.
2. not won. The game is lost.
3. wasted; not used properly. a lost opportunity.
4. no longer knowing where one is, or in which direction to go. I don't know whether to turn left or right – I'm lost.
at a loss
not knowing what to do, say etc. He was at a loss for words to express his gratitude.
a bad/good loser
someone who behaves badly or well when he loses a game etc.
lose oneself in
to have all one's attention taken up by. to lose oneself in a book.
lose one's memory
to stop being able to remember things.
lose out
to suffer loss or be at a disadvantage.
lost in
having one's attention wholly taken up by. She was lost in thought.
lost on
wasted, having no effect, on. The joke was lost on her.

to lose (not loose) the match.

lost

تَائِهٌ ztracený tabt verloren χαμένος perdido eksynyt perdu izgubljen perso 失った 잃은 verdwaald bortkommen zagubiony perdido заблудившийся försvunnen หลงทาง kayıp bị lạc đường 走丢的

lost

a. pp. de to lose, perdido-a, desorientado-a, extraviado-a.

lost

pret & pp de lose
References in classic literature ?
Don't you wish we had the money Papa lost when we were little, Jo?
The carpenter had once been a prisoner in Andersonville prison and had lost a brother.
That plotter Waddington, or some of his tools, dropped a bomb where it might have done us some injury, but Professor Bumper, who was a fellow passenger, on his way to South America to look for the lost city of Pelone, calmly picked up the bomb, plucked out the fuse, and saved us from bad injuries, if not death.
To sum it up for you--notice I use the word `sum,' which is very appropriate for a bank--the professor has got on the track of another lost or hidden city.
But plenty of others arrive at the lost and found every day looking for their possessions.
illnesses or lost workdays per 100 full-time workers and were
After 12 weeks, the yogurt eaters had lost 15 pounds while the other group had shed 11 pounds.
In the case of a lost laptop, the IT manager continues to run without hindrance.
1996: (Unseeded) Lost in quarter final (to Todd Martin).
Backworth 3 Newcastle United 9: S Anderton lost to KC Taylor 2 and 1, L Matthewson lost to S Lee 4 and 3, R King beat G Grant 5 and 3, A Hunter lost to S Darbyshire 4 and 3, J Cockburn halved with C Alexander, J McGowan lost to R Crowe 4 and 3.