Lost(?), a. [Prop. p. p. of OE. losien. See Lose, v. t.] 1. Parted with unwillingly or unintentionally; not to be found; missing; as, a lost book or sheep.
2. Parted with; no longer held or possessed; as, a
3. Not employed or enjoyed; thrown away; employed ineffectually; wasted; squandered; as, a
lost day; a
lost opportunity or benefit.
5. Having wandered from, or unable to find, the way; bewildered; perplexed; as, a child
lost in the woods; a stranger
lost in London.
6. Ruined or destroyed, either physically or morally; past help or hope; as, a ship
lost at sea; a woman
lost to virtue; a
7. Hardened beyond sensibility or recovery; alienated; insensible; as,
lost to shame;
lost to all sense of honor.
8. Not perceptible to the senses; no longer visible; as, an island
lost in a fog; a person
lost in a crowd.
9. Occupied with, or under the influence of, something, so as to be insensible of external things; as, to be
lost in thought.
(Mach.), the difference between the motion of a driver and that of a follower, due to the yielding of parts or looseness of joints.
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