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Definitions for perdu
pərˈdu, -ˈdyu, pɛr-per·du

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  1. perduadjective


  2. perduadjective

    Lost (from a soldier given a mission not expected to return from).

  3. Etymology: From the French.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perduadjective

    one placed on watch, or in ambush

  2. Perduadjective

    a soldier sent on a forlorn hope

  3. Perduadjective

    alt. of Perdue

  4. Etymology: [See Perdu, a.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Perdu

    Perdue, per-dū′, adj. lost to view: concealed: being on a forlorn hope or on a desperate enterprise: reckless.—n. (Shak.) one lying in concealment or ambush: one on a forlorn hope. [Fr., pa.p. of perdre, to lose—L. perdĕre, to destroy.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. perdu

    A word adopted from the French, signifying to lie flat and closely in wait. It likewise means employed on desperate purposes; accustomed to desperate enterprises.

Anagrams for perdu »

  1. drupe

  2. duper

  3. prude

  4. pured

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of perdu in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of perdu in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of perdu in a Sentence

  1. Charles de LEUSSE:

    Joseph lost his son and Christ. (Joseph a perdu - Son fils et Jésus.)

  2. Erik Pevernagie:

    We have got to let loose sometimes, rather than indulging intractably in self-harm or self-mistreatment, by pursuing impervious dreams. ( « Les choses avaient enfin perdu leur pesanteur » )

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