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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/
- (US) enPR: lôst, IPA(key): /lɔst/
- (cot–caught merger) enPR: läst, IPA(key): /lɑst/
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- Rhymes: -ɒst, -ɔːst
- simple past tense and past participle of
- 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
- Ruined or destroyed, either physically or morally; past help or hope.
- a ship lost at sea; a woman lost to virtue; a lost soul
- 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
Terms derived from lost (adjective)
unable to find one's way
in an unknown location
occupied with, or under the influence of, something
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Most common English words before 1923: friends · forth · fire · #379: lost · human · kept · business
- second- and third-person singular present indicative of lossen
- (archaic) plural imperative of lossen