(noun, adjective, verb)


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

- a lost child

- lost friends

- his lost book

Similar word(s): mislaid, misplaced, missing, squandered, wasted, stray, straying, lost

2. having lost your bearings; confused as to time or place or personal identity

Similar word(s): unoriented, confused, disoriented

3. spiritually or physically doomed or destroyed

- lost souls

- a lost generation

- a lost ship

Similar word(s): cursed, curst, lost, cursed, damned, doomed, unredeemed, unsaved, destroyed, ruined, unregenerate, unregenerated

4. not gained or won

- a lost battle

- a lost prize

Similar word(s): confiscate, forfeit, forfeited

5. incapable of being recovered or regained

- his lost honor

Similar word(s): irrecoverable, unrecoverable

6. not caught with the senses or the mind

- words lost in the din

Similar word(s): incomprehensible, uncomprehensible, missed

7. deeply absorbed in thought

- lost in thought

Similar word(s): thoughtful, bemused, preoccupied

8. perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment

- she felt lost on the first day of school

Similar word(s): perplexed, baffled, befuddled, bemused, bewildered, confounded, confused, mazed

9. unable to function; without help

Similar word(s): hopeless, helpless

Sentences with lost as an adjective:

- The children were soon lost in the forest.

- Deep beneath the ocean, the Titanic was lost to the world.

- an island lost in a fog; a person lost in a crowd

- a lost limb; lost honour

- a lost day; a lost opportunity or benefit

- a ship lost at sea; a woman lost to virtue; a lost soul

- lost to shame; lost to all sense of honour

- to be lost in thought


1. people who are destined to die soon

Similar word(s): doomed

Definition categories: group, people


1. simple past tense and past participle of lose