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Definition 1: people who are destined to die soon - [noun denoting group]

Samples where lost or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the agony of the doomed was in his voice

Synonyms for lost in the sense of this definition

(lost is a kind of ...) (plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively

"old people" "there were at least 200 people in the audience"

Definition 2: no longer in your possession or control; unable to be found or recovered - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where lost or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a lost child
  • lost friends
  • his lost book
  • lost opportunities

(lost is similar to ...) lost temporarily; as especially put in an unaccustomed or forgotten place

"the mislaid hat turned up eventually" "misplaced tickets"

(lost is similar to ...) not able to be found

"missing in action" "a missing person"

(lost is similar to ...) not used to good advantage

"squandered money cannot be replaced" "a wasted effort"

(lost is similar to ...) (of an animal) having no home or having wandered away from home

"a stray calf" "a stray dog"

(lost is similar to ...) unable to find your way

"found the straying sheep"

(means also ...) spiritually or physically doomed or destroyed

"lost souls" "a lost generation" "a lost ship" "the lost platoon"

Definition 3: spiritually or physically doomed or destroyed - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where lost or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • lost souls
  • a lost generation
  • a lost ship
  • the lost platoon

(lost is similar to ...) in danger of the eternal punishment of Hell

"poor damned souls"

(lost is similar to ...) destroyed physically or morally

(means also ...) deserving a curse; sometimes used as an intensifier

"villagers shun the area believing it to be cursed" "cursed with four daughter" "not a cursed drop" "his cursed stupidity" "I'll be cursed if I can see your reasoning"

(means also ...) no longer in your possession or control; unable to be found or recovered

"a lost child" "lost friends" "his lost book" "lost opportunities"

(means also ...) not reformed morally or spiritually

"unregenerate human nature" "unregenerate conservatism"

Definition 4: not gained or won - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where lost or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a lost battle
  • a lost prize

(lost is similar to ...) surrendered as a penalty

Definition 5: unable to function; without help - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for lost in the sense of this definition

(lost is similar to ...) without hope because there seems to be no possibility of comfort or success

"in an agony of hopeless grief" "with a hopeless sigh he sat down"

Definition 6: not caught with the senses or the mind - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where lost or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • words lost in the din

Synonyms for lost in the sense of this definition

(lost is similar to ...) difficult to understand

"the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible"

Definition 7: perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where lost or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • obviously bemused by his questions
  • bewildered and confused
  • a cloudy and confounded philosopher
  • just a mixed-up kid
  • she felt lost on the first day of school

Synonyms for lost in the sense of this definition

(lost is similar to ...) full of difficulty or confusion or bewilderment

"perplexed language" "perplexed state of the world"

Definition 8: deeply absorbed in thought - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where lost or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • as distant and bemused as a professor listening to the prattling of his freshman class
  • lost in thought
  • a preoccupied frown

Synonyms for lost in the sense of this definition

(lost is similar to ...) exhibiting or characterized by careful thought

"a thoughtful paper"

Definition 9: having lost your bearings; confused as to time or place or personal identity - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where lost or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I frequently find myself disoriented when I come up out of the subway
  • the anesthetic left her completely disoriented

Synonyms for lost in the sense of this definition

(lost is similar to ...) not having position or goal definitely set or ascertained

"engaged in unoriented study" "unoriented until she looked at the map"

Definition 10: incapable of being recovered or regained - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where lost or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his lost honor

(lost is similar to ...) incapable of being recovered or regained

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