From Middle English loste, losede (preterite) and Middle English lost, ilost, ilosed (past participle), from Old English losode (preterite) and Old English losod, ġelosod, equivalent to lose + -t.
- (UK) enPR: lŏst, IPA(key): /lɒst/
- (UK, dated) enPR: lôst, IPA(key): /lɔːst/
- (US) enPR: lôst, IPA(key): /lɔst/
- (cot–caught merger, Canada) enPR: läst, IPA(key): /lɑst/
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- Rhymes: -ɒst, -ɔːst
- simple past tense and past participle of lose
lost (comparative loster or more lost, superlative lostest or most lost)
- Having wandered from, or unable to find, the way.
- The children were soon lost in the forest.
- In an unknown location; unable to be found.
- Deep beneath the ocean, the Titanic was lost to the world.
- Not perceptible to the senses; no longer visible.
- an island lost in a fog; a person lost in a crowd
- Parted with; no longer held or possessed.
- a lost limb; lost honour
- Not employed or enjoyed; thrown away; employed ineffectually; wasted; squandered.
- a lost day; a lost opportunity or benefit; no time should be lost
- Ruined or destroyed, either physically or morally; past help or hope.
- a ship lost at sea; a woman lost to virtue; a lost soul
- 1886 October – 1887 January, H[enry] Rider Haggard, She: A History of Adventure, London: Longmans, Green, and Co., published 1887, →OCLC:
- They struck me also as being of surpassing interest as representing, probably with studious accuracy, the last rites of the dead as practised among an utterly lost people, and even then I thought how envious some antiquarian friends of my own at Cambridge would be if ever I found an opportunity of describing these wonderful remains to them.
- Hardened beyond sensibility or recovery; alienated; insensible.
- lost to shame; lost to all sense of honour
- Occupied with, or under the influence of, something, so as not to notice external things.
- to be lost in thought
- all is not lost
- get lost
- I'm lost
- long lost
- lost and found
- lost cause
- lost errand
- lost for words
- lost generation
- lost ground
- lost highway
- lost in action
- lost in the sauce
- lost in the shuffle
- lost in thought
- lost in time
- lost in translation
- lost motion
- lost neutral
- lost on
- lost property
- lost river
- lost sheep
- lost soul
- lost to the world
- lost wages
- lost wax
- lost-wax casting
- lost-wax process
- lost weekend
- lost with all hands
- lost world
- make up for lost time
- one who hesitates is lost
- Ten Lost Tribes
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Cognate with Welsh llost, Cornish lost, Gaulish losto-, from Proto-Celtic *lustā, from Proto-Indo-European *lew- (“to divide, split”), possibly related to Old Norse ljósta (“to strike”), Proto-Germanic *leustaną.
lost m (plural lostoù)
- A tail.
- (informal) a cock, a penis.
- Ha ma lost bras 'zo bet troc'het
- And my big penis was cut off (from a Breton bawdy song)
- Ha ma lost bras 'zo bet troc'het
Cognate with Welsh llost, Breton lost, Gaulish losto-, from Proto-Celtic *lustā, from Proto-Indo-European to divide, split, possibly related to Old Norse ljósta (“to strike”), Proto-Germanic *leustaną.
- second- and third-person singular present indicative of lossen
- (archaic) plural imperative of lossen
- inflection of losen:
lost (strong nominative masculine singular loster, not comparable)
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