adjective \ˈlst\

: unable to be found

: not knowing where you are or how to get to where you want to go : unable to find your way

: no longer held, owned, or possessed

Full Definition of LOST

:  not made use of, won, or claimed
a :  no longer possessed
b :  no longer known
:  ruined or destroyed physically or morally :  desperate
a :  taken away or beyond reach or attainment :  denied <regions lost to the faith>
b :  insensible, hardened <lost to shame>
a :  unable to find the way
b :  no longer visible
c :  lacking assurance or self-confidence :  helpless
:  rapt, absorbed <lost in reverie>
:  not appreciated or understood :  wasted <their jokes were lost on me>
:  obscured or overlooked during a process or activity <lost in translation>
:  hopelessly unattainable :  futile <a lost cause>
lost·ness \ˈls(t)-nəs\ noun

Examples of LOST

  1. He was looking for his lost keys.
  2. Many have tried to find the ruins of the lost city.
  3. We took a wrong turn and got lost.
  4. Hold my hand. I don't want you to get lost.
  5. He has been trying to recapture his lost youth.
  6. The original music is lost to us forever.

Origin of LOST

past participle of lose
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with LOST


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