fail to keep or to maintain; cease to have, either physically or in an abstract sense
"She lost her purse when she left it unattended on her seat"
fail to win
"We lost the battle but we won the war"
suffer the loss of a person through death or removal
"She lost her husband in the war"; "The couple that wanted to adopt the child lost her when the biological parents claimed her"
misplace, mislay, lose(verb)
place (something) where one cannot find it again
"I misplaced my eyeglasses"
miss from one's possessions; lose sight of
"I've lost my glasses again!"
allow to go out of sight
"The detective lost the man he was shadowing after he had to stop at a red light"
lose, turn a loss(verb)
fail to make money in a business; make a loss or fail to profit
"I lost thousands of dollars on that bad investment!"; "The company turned a loss after the first year"
fail to get or obtain
"I lost the opportunity to spend a year abroad"
fall back, lose, drop off, fall behind, recede(verb)
fail to perceive or to catch with the senses or the mind
"I missed that remark"; "She missed his point"; "We lost part of what he said"
be set at a disadvantage
"This author really suffers in translation"
To cause (something) to cease to be in one's possession or capability due to unfortunate or unknown circumstances, events or reasons.
To have (an organ) removed from one's body, especially by accident.
To fail to win (a game, competition, trial, etc).
We lost the match.
To shed (weight); to reduce.
Iu2019ve lost five pounds this week.
To experience the death of (someone to whom one has an attachment, such as a relative or friend).
She lost all her sons in the war.
To be unable to follow or trace (somebody or something) any longer.
To shed, remove, discard, or eliminate.
When we get into the building, please lose the hat.
Of a clock, to run slower than expected.
To cause (someone) the loss of something; to deprive of.
to part with unintentionally or unwillingly, as by accident, misfortune, negligence, penalty, forfeit, etc.; to be deprived of; as, to lose money from one's purse or pocket, or in business or gaming; to lose an arm or a leg by amputation; to lose men in battle
to cease to have; to possess no longer; to suffer diminution of; as, to lose one's relish for anything; to lose one's health
not to employ; to employ ineffectually; to throw away; to waste; to squander; as, to lose a day; to lose the benefits of instruction
to wander from; to miss, so as not to be able to and; to go astray from; as, to lose one's way
to ruin; to destroy; as destroy; as, the ship was lost on the ledge
to be deprived of the view of; to cease to see or know the whereabouts of; as, he lost his companion in the crowd
to fail to obtain or enjoy; to fail to gain or win; hence, to fail to catch with the mind or senses; to miss; as, I lost a part of what he said
to cause to part with; to deprive of
to prevent from gaining or obtaining
to suffer loss, disadvantage, or defeat; to be worse off, esp. as the result of any kind of contest
Origin: [OE. losien to loose, be lost, lose, AS. losian to become loose; akin to OE. leosen to lose, p. p. loren, lorn, AS. lesan, p. p. loren (in comp.), D. verliezen, G. verlieren, Dan. forlise, Sw. frlisa, frlora, Goth. fraliusan, also to E. loose, a & v., L. luere to loose, Gr. ly`ein, Skr. l to cut. 127. Cf. Analysis, Palsy, Solve, Forlorn, Leasing, Loose, Loss.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
lōōz, v.t. to be deprived of: to cease to have: to mislay: to waste, as time: to miss: to bewilder: to cause to perish: to ruin.—v.i. to fail, to be unsuccessful: to suffer waste:—pr.p. los′ing; pa.t. and pa.p. lost.—adj. Los′able.—n. Los′er.—adj. Los′ing, causing loss.—adv. Los′ingly.—n. Loss, the act of losing: injury: destruction: defeat: that which is lost: waste.—adj. Lost, parted with: no longer possessed: missing: thrown away: squandered: ruined.—Lose one's self, to lose one's way, to become bewildered; Lost to, insensible to; Lost tribes, the tribes of Israel which never returned from captivity.—At a loss, in uncertainty. [A.S. losian—leósan; cog. with Ger. ver-lieren, to lose.]
The New Hacker's Dictionary
1. [very common] To fail. A program loses when it encounters an exceptional condition or fails to work in the expected manner. 2. To be exceptionally unesthetic or crocky. 3. Of people, to be obnoxious or unusually stupid (as opposed to ignorant). See also deserves to lose. 4. n. Refers to something that is losing, especially in the phrases “That's a lose!” and “What a lose!”
For a person to combine exercise, diet and a reduction in the amount of calories or food they eat to reduce their body weight.
My sister is trying to lose weight through diet and exercise.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'LOSE' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1718
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'LOSE' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1060
Rank popularity for the word 'LOSE' in Verbs Frequency: #78
ESOL, Leos, sloe, sole
The numerical value of LOSE in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of LOSE in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
People, like nails, lose their effectiveness when they lose direction and begin to bend.
To lose one parent, Mr Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune to lose both looks like carelessness.
If you lose money you lose much,
If you lose friends you lose more,
If you lose faith you lose all.
The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children. If you lose the power to laugh, you lose the power to think.
If you lose Wealth, you've lost nothing. If you lose Health, you've lost something. If you lose Character, you've lost everything. Character is Everything!
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Translations for LOSE
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- خَسِرَ, خسر, فقد, أضاعArabic
- губляць, губіць, траціцьBelarusian
- губя, загубвамBulgarian
- perdreCatalan, Valencian
- prohrát, shodit, ztratit, zhubnoutCzech
- tabe, misteDanish
- fracasar, perderSpanish
- گم کردن, دور انداختن, از دست دادن, زدودن, باختنPersian
- menettää, hävitäFinnish
- caillScottish Gaelic
- elveszít, veszítHungarian
- պարտվել, կորցնել, կրվելArmenian
- kalah, hilangIndonesian
- 失う, なくす, 負ける, 落とすJapanese
- 감소, 상실, 잃다Korean
- دۆڕاندن, ji dest dan, بزر کردنKurdish
- perdo, āmittō, deerro, ero viaLatin
- netèkti, praràstiLithuanian
- verliezen, afvallenDutch
- baa honinééhNavajo, Navaho
- pèrdre, pèrderOccitan
- tracić, przegrywać, gubićPolish
- perder de vista, perder, emagrecerPortuguese
- chinkay, chinkachiyQuechua
- pearder, perder, piarderRomansh
- похудеть, сбросить, проиграть, худеть, тeрять, проигрывать, пoтeрять, потерятьRussian
- perdiri, perdere, peldere, peldiriSardinian
- schudnúť, prísť o (niečo), stratiť, prehraťSlovak
- förlora, tappa, tappa bort, bliva av med, varda av med, mistaSwedish
- కోల్పోవు, ఓడిపోవుTelugu
- kaybetmek, kilo vermek, kilo kaybetmek, zayıflamak, gözden kaçırmakTurkish
- băng hà, mấtVietnamese
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