Lost meaning

lôst, lŏst
Lost is defined as the past tense of to lose.

An example of to have lost something is to have misplaced the car keys.

verb
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No longer held or possessed; parted with.
adjective
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Unable to find one's way.

A lost child.

adjective
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Bewildered or ill at ease.
adjective
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Having not been or unlikely to be won; unsuccessful.

A lost battle; a lost cause.

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Not to be found; missing.
adjective
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No longer seen, heard, or known.

A person lost in a crowd.

adjective
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Not gained or won; attended with defeat.
adjective
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Having wandered from the way; uncertain as to one's location.
adjective
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Not spent profitably or usefully; wasted.
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Simple past tense and past participle of lose.
verb
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Beyond recovery or redemption; fallen or destroyed.

A lost soul.

adjective
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Unable to find one's way; unavailable, with location unknown.

Because she was so far behind the pack, she got lost in the forest.

Deep beneath the ocean, the Titanic was lost to the world.

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The definition of lost is missing or unable to be found or it can mean something that was wasted or not used in a valuable way.

An example of lost used as an adjective is lost money which means money that has vanished due to a bad investment.

An example of lost used as an adjective is a lost opportunity which means a promising chance that someone didn't take.

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Not used to one's benefit or advantage.

A lost opportunity.

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Spent away from one's place of work, as because of illness.

To make up lost time.

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be lost on
  • To have no effect or influence on:
    Her advice was lost on me.
  • To be beyond the comprehension of:
    The lecture was lost on us.
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get lost!
  • go away!
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lost in
  • absorbed in; engrossed in
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lost on
  • without effect on; failing to influence
    His sarcastic tone was not lost on me.
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lost to
  • no longer in the possession or enjoyment of
  • no longer available to
  • having no sense of (shame, right, etc.); insensible to
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

be lost on
lost in
lost to