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 for lost
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lose \Lose\ (l[=oo]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lost (l[o^]st; 115)
     p. pr. & vb. n. Losing (l[=oo]z"[i^]ng).] [OE. losien to
     loose, be lost, lose, AS. losian to become loose; akin to OE.
     leosen to lose, p. p. loren, lorn, AS. le['i]san, p. p. loren
     (in comp.), D. verliezen, G. verlieren, Dan. forlise, Sw.
     f["o]rlisa, f["o]rlora, Goth. fraliusan, also to E. loose, a
     & v., L. luere to loose, Gr. ly`ein, Skr. l[=u] to cut.
     [root]127. Cf. Analysis, Palsy, Solve, Forlorn,
     Leasing, Loose, Loss.]
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     1. 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.
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              Fair Venus wept the sad disaster
              Of having lost her favorite dove.     --Prior.
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     2. 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.
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              If the salt hath lost his savor, wherewith shall it
              be salted?                            --Matt. v. 13.
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     3. Not to employ; to employ ineffectually; to throw away; to
        waste; to squander; as, to lose a day; to lose the
        benefits of instruction.
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              The unhappy have but hours, and these they lose.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     4. To wander from; to miss, so as not to be able to and; to
        go astray from; as, to lose one's way.
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              He hath lost his fellows.             --Shak
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     5. To ruin; to destroy; as destroy; as, the ship was lost on
        the ledge.
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              The woman that deliberates is lost.   --Addison.
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     6. To be deprived of the view of; to cease to see or know the
        whereabouts of; as, he lost his companion in the crowd.
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              Like following life thro' creatures you dissect,
              You lose it in the moment you detect. --Pope.
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     7. To fail to obtain or enjoy; to fail to gain or win; hence,
        to fail to catch with the mind or senses; to miss; as, I
        lost a part of what he said.
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              He shall in no wise lose his reward.  --Matt. x. 42.
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              I fought the battle bravely which I lost,
              And lost it but to Macedonians.       --Dryden.
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     8. To cause to part with; to deprive of. [R.]
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              How should you go about to lose him a wife he loves
              with so much passion?                 --Sir W.
                                                    Temple.
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     9. To prevent from gaining or obtaining.
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              O false heart! thou hadst almost betrayed me to
              eternal flames, and lost me this glory. --Baxter.
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     To lose ground, to fall behind; to suffer gradual loss or
        disadvantage.
  
     To lose heart, to lose courage; to become timid. "The
        mutineers lost heart." --Macaulay.
  
     To lose one's head, to be thrown off one's balance; to lose
        the use of one's good sense or judgment, through fear,
        anger, or other emotion.
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              In the excitement of such a discovery, many scholars
              lost their heads.                     --Whitney.
  
     To lose one's self.
        (a) To forget or mistake the bearing of surrounding
            objects; as, to lose one's self in a great city.
        (b) To have the perceptive and rational power temporarily
            suspended; as, we lose ourselves in sleep.
  
     To lose sight of.
        (a) To cease to see; as, to lose sight of the land.
        (b) To overlook; to forget; to fail to perceive; as, he
            lost sight of the issue.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lost \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.
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     2. Parted with; no longer held or possessed; as, a lost limb;
        lost honor.
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     3. Not employed or enjoyed; thrown away; employed
        ineffectually; wasted; squandered; as, a lost day; a lost
        opportunity or benefit.
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     5. Having wandered from, or unable to find, the way;
        bewildered; perplexed; as, a child lost in the woods; a
        stranger lost in London.
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     6. Ruined or destroyed, either physically or morally; past
        help or hope; as, a ship lost at sea; a woman lost to
        virtue; a lost soul.
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     7. Hardened beyond sensibility or recovery; alienated;
        insensible; as, lost to shame; lost to all sense of honor.
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     8. Not perceptible to the senses; no longer visible; as, an
        island lost in a fog; a person lost in a crowd.
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     9. Occupied with, or under the influence of, something, so as
        to be insensible of external things; as, to be lost in
        thought.
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     Lost motion (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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  lost
      adj 1: no longer in your possession or control; unable to be
             found or recovered; "a lost child"; "lost friends"; "his
             lost book"; "lost opportunities" [ant: found]
      2: having lost your bearings; confused as to time or place or
         personal identity; "I frequently find myself disoriented when
         I come up out of the subway"; "the anesthetic left her
         completely disoriented" [syn: confused, disoriented,
         lost]
      3: spiritually or physically doomed or destroyed; "lost souls";
         "a lost generation"; "a lost ship"; "the lost platoon" [ant:
         saved]
      4: not gained or won; "a lost battle"; "a lost prize" [ant:
         won]
      5: incapable of being recovered or regained; "his lost honor"
      6: not caught with the senses or the mind; "words lost in the
         din" [syn: lost, missed]
      7: deeply absorbed in thought; "as distant and bemused as a
         professor listening to the prattling of his freshman class";
         "lost in thought"; "a preoccupied frown" [syn: bemused,
         deep in thought(p), lost(p), preoccupied]
      8: perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements;
         filled with bewilderment; "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" [syn: baffled,
         befuddled, bemused, bewildered, confounded,
         confused, lost, mazed, mixed-up, at sea]
      9: unable to function; without help [syn: helpless, lost]
      n 1: people who are destined to die soon; "the agony of the
           doomed was in his voice" [syn: doomed, lost]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  181 Moby Thesaurus words for "lost":
     abandoned, abashed, ablated, abroad, absent, absentminded,
     absorbed, abstracted, accursed, adrift, astray, at sea, away,
     baffled, bemused, bewildered, beyond recall, beyond remedy,
     bothered, buried, by the board, bygone, castle-building, clueless,
     condemned, confounded, confused, consumed, corrupt, cureless,
     cursed, damned, daydreaming, daydreamy, dead, defunct, departed,
     depleted, desperate, destroyed, devastated, discomposed,
     disconcerted, dismayed, disoriented, dissipated, dissolute,
     distracted, distrait, distraught, disturbed, doomed,
     down the drain, dreaming, dreamy, drowsing, ecstatic, elsewhere,
     embarrassed, engrossed, eroded, exhausted, expended, extinct,
     fallen, faraway, forfeit, forfeited, forgotten, frantic, frenzied,
     godless, gone, gone away, gone to waste, graceless, guessing,
     half-awake, helpless, hopeless, immedicable, in a fix, in a maze,
     in a pickle, in a reverie, in a scrape, in a stew, in the clouds,
     incorrigible, incurable, inoperable, irreclaimable, irrecoverable,
     irredeemable, irreformable, irremediable, irreparable,
     irretrievable, irreversible, irrevocable, lacking, late, long-lost,
     lost in thought, lost to, lost to sight, lost to view, mazed,
     meditative, mislaid, misplaced, misremembered, missing, misspent,
     mooning, moonraking, museful, musing, mystified, napping, no more,
     nodding, nonexistent, obliterated, oblivious, obsolete,
     off the track, out of sight, out the window, passed, past,
     past and gone, past hope, past praying for, past recall, pensive,
     perplexed, perturbed, pipe-dreaming, preoccupied, put-out, puzzled,
     rapt, remediless, reprobate, ruined, run to seed, shriftless,
     shrunken, somewhere else, spent, squandered, stargazing, strayed,
     taken up, terminal, transported, turned around, unchaste,
     unconscious, unconverted, undone, unmitigable, unredeemable,
     unredeemed, unregenerate, unrelievable, unsalvable, unsalvageable,
     unwon, upset, used, used up, vanished, wanton, wasted,
     without a clue, woolgathering, worn away, wrapped in thought,
     wrecked
  
  

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  LOST. What was once possessed and cannot now be found. 
       2. When a bond or other deed was lost, formerly the obligee or 
  plaintiff was compelled to go into equity to seek relief, because there was 
  no remedy a law, the plaintiff being required to make profert in his 
  declaration. 1 Chan. c. 7T. But in process of time courts of law dispensed 
  with profert in such cases, and thereby obtained concurrent jurisdiction 
  with the courts of chancery, so that now the loss of any paper, other than a 
  negotiable note, will not prevent the plaintiff from recovering at law as 
  well as in equity. 3 Atk. 214; 1 Ves. 341; 5 Ves. 235; 6 Ves. 812, 7 Ves. 
  19; 3 V. & B. 54. 
       3. When a negotiable note has been lost, equity will grant relief. In 
  such case the claimant must tender an indemnity to the debtor, and file a 
  bill in chancery to compel payment. 7 B. & C. 90; Ryan & Mo. 90; 4 Taunt. 
  602; 2 Ves. sen. 327; 16 Ves. 430. 
  
  

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