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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

Americal Dictionary of the English Language

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Lost

LOST, participle passive [from lose.]

1. Mislaid or left in a place unknown or forgotten; that cannot be found; as a lost book.

2. Ruined; destroyed; wasted or squandered; employed to no good purpose; as lost money; lost time.

3. Forfeited; as a lost estate.

4. Not able to find the right way, or the place intended. A stranger is lost in London or Paris.

5. Bewildered; perplexed; being in a maze; as, a speaker may be lost in his argument.

6. Alienated; insensible; hardened beyond sensibility or recovery; as a profligate lost to shame; lost to all sense of honor.

7. Not perceptible to the senses; not visible; as an isle lost in fog; a person lost in a crowd.

8. Shipwrecked or foundered; sunk or destroyed; as a ship lost at sea, or on the rocks.