Definitions for lostlɔst, lɒst

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lostlɔst, 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.

  10. (v.)pt. and pp. of

    Ref: lose

Idioms for lost:

  1. lost to, no longer belonging to. no longer possible or open to: insensible to:

    The opportunity was lost to us.

    lost to all sense of duty.

    Category: Idiom

Princeton's WordNet

  1. doomed, lost(adj)

    people who are destined to die soon

    "the agony of the doomed was in his voice"

  2. lost(adj)

    no longer in your possession or control; unable to be found or recovered

    "a lost child"; "lost friends"; "his lost book"; "lost opportunities"

  3. confused, disoriented, lost(adj)

    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"

  4. lost(adj)

    spiritually or physically doomed or destroyed

    "lost souls"; "a lost generation"; "a lost ship"; "the lost platoon"

  5. lost(adj)

    not gained or won

    "a lost battle"; "a lost prize"

  6. lost(adj)

    incapable of being recovered or regained

    "his lost honor"

  7. lost, missed(adj)

    not caught with the senses or the mind

    "words lost in the din"

  8. bemused, deep in thought(p), lost(p), preoccupied(adj)

    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"

  9. baffled, befuddled, bemused, bewildered, confounded, confused, lost, mazed, mixed-up, at sea(adj)

    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"

  10. helpless, lost(adj)

    unable to function; without help

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. lost(adjective)ɔst, lɒst

    not knowing where you are

    After twenty minutes, she knew she was lost.; Take the map, or you'll get lost.

  2. lostɔst, lɒst

    impossible to find or have again

    lost treasure; The documents got lost when we moved.; a long-lost love; $20 million in lost revenues

  3. lostɔst, lɒst

    lacking confidence or the ability to deal with a situation

    He always felt lost at parties.; I felt completely lost in that class.

  4. lostɔst, lɒst

    used to tell sb to go away

  5. lostɔst, lɒst

    sth that will not succeed

    He advised his client to stop giving money to lost causes.

  6. lostɔst, lɒst

    unsure what to say

    For once, he was lost for words.

  7. lostɔst, lɒst

    not understood by sb

    The irony was lost on her.

  8. lostɔst, lɒst

    to do sth a lot because you have never done it or have not done it for a long time

    Jackson regrets not writing for the past two years, but is ready to make up for lost time this year.

  9. lostɔst, lɒst

    the past tense and past participle of "lose"


  1. lost(Adjective)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lost(verb)

    parted with unwillingly or unintentionally; not to be found; missing; as, a lost book or sheep

  2. Lost(verb)

    parted with; no longer held or possessed; as, a lost limb; lost honor

  3. Lost(verb)

    not employed or enjoyed; thrown away; employed ineffectually; wasted; squandered; as, a lost day; a lost opportunity or benefit

  4. Lost(verb)

    having wandered from, or unable to find, the way; bewildered; perplexed; as, a child lost in the woods; a stranger lost in London

  5. Lost(verb)

    ruined or destroyed, either physically or morally; past help or hope; as, a ship lost at sea; a woman lost to virtue; a lost soul

  6. Lost(verb)

    hardened beyond sensibility or recovery; alienated; insensible; as, lost to shame; lost to all sense of honor

  7. Lost(verb)

    not perceptible to the senses; no longer visible; as, an island lost in a fog; a person lost in a crowd

  8. Lost(verb)

    occupied with, or under the influence of, something, so as to be insensible of external things; as, to be lost in thought


  1. Lost

    Lost is an American television series that was originally aired on the American Broadcasting Company from September 22, 2004 to May 23, 2010, consisting of six seasons. Lost is a drama series containing elements of science fiction and the supernatural that follows the survivors of the crash of a commercial passenger jet flying between Sydney and Los Angeles, on a mysterious tropical island somewhere in the South Pacific Ocean. The story is told in a heavily serialized manner. Episodes typically feature a primary storyline on the island, as well as a secondary storyline from another point in a character's life. Lost was created by Jeffrey Lieber, J. J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof who share story-writing credits for the pilot episode, which Abrams directed. Throughout the show's run, Lindelof and Carlton Cuse served as showrunners and head writers, working together with a large number of other executive producers and writers. Due to its large ensemble cast and the cost of filming primarily on location in Oahu, Hawaii, the series was one of the most expensive on television. The fictional universe and mythology of Lost is expanded upon by a number of related media, most importantly a series of short mini-episodes called Missing Pieces, and a 12-minute epilogue titled "The New Man in Charge."

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lost' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #582

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lost' in Written Corpus Frequency: #558

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lost' in Adjectives Frequency: #505

Anagrams of lost

  1. slot

  2. lots

  3. STOL

Translations for lost

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


missing; no longer to be found

a lost ticket.

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