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Definitions of lose

  1. To forfeit anything in contest; not to win; to decline; to fail. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To part with unintentionally; forfeit; mislay; be deprived of; miss; squander; waste. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To cease to have; to possess no longer; to suffer diminution of; as, to lose one's relish for anything; to lose one's health. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Not to employ; to employ ineffectually; to throw away; to waste; to squander; as, to lose a day; to lose the benefits of instruction. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To wander from; to miss, so as not to be able to and; to go astray from; as, to lose one's way. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To ruin; to destroy; as destroy; as, the ship was lost on the ledge. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To be deprived of the view of; to cease to see or know the whereabouts of; as, he lost his companion in the crowd. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To cause to part with; to deprive of. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To prevent from gaining or obtaining. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To be deprived of; cease to have in possession; mislay; to wander from; as, to lose one's way; miss; as, to lose an opportunity; fail to win; as, to lose a battle. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. The opposite of keep or gain: to be deprived of: to mislay: to waste, as time: to miss: to bewilder: to cause to perish: to ruin: to suffer waste:-pr.p. losing (loozing); pa.t and pa.p. lost. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  12. To be deprived of; part with; waste; forfeit; miss. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  13. To suffer loss, disadvantage, or defeat; to be worse off, esp. as the result of any kind of contest. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. fail to make money in a business; make a loss or fail to profit; "I lost thousands of dollars on that bad investment!"; "The company turned a loss after the first year" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. fail to win; "We lost the battle but we won the war" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. suffer the loss of a person through death or removal; "She lost her husband in the war"; "The couple that wanted to adopt the child lost her when the biological parents claimed her" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. fail to perceive or to catch with the senses or the mind; "I missed that remark"; "She missed his point"; "We lost part of what he said" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. allow to go out of sight; "The detective lost the man he was shadowing after he had to stop at a red light" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. miss from one's possessions; lose sight of; "I've lost my glasses again!" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. fail to keep or to maintain; cease to have, either physically or in an abstract sense; "She lost her purse when she left it unattended on her seat" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. fail to get or obtain; "I lost the opportunity to spend a year abroad" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  22. To part with unintentionally or unwillingly, as by accident, misfortune, negligence, penalty, forfeit, etc.; to be deprived of; as, to lose money from one's purse or pocket, or in business or gaming; to lose an arm or a leg by amputation; to lose men in battle. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To cease to have; to be deprived of; not to gain; to fail to obtain; to possess no longer; to forfeit; to waste; to squander; to ruin; to destroy; to cause to perish; to miss; to bewilder; to fail to see or find. To lose one's self, to be bewildered; to have the memory and reason suspended. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. To mislay; to lay or drop so as not to be able to find; not to gain or win; to be deprived of; to fail to obtain; to miss; to wander from; to bewilder; to waste, as time; to squander or throw away; to ruin or destroy; not to employ or enjoy; to suffer loss. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  25. Losing. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. LOSER. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. LOSABLE. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  28. Lost. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for lose

  1. A college professor who taught it frankly would lose his job. – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  2. But my wife could pity him before she knew what it was to lose a child of her own. – The Virginians by William Makepeace Thackeray
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