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lose


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lose  \Lose\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Losing}.]  [OE.  losien  to 
  loose,  be  lost,  lose,  AS  losian  to  become  loose;  akin  to  OE 
  leosen  to  lose,  p.  p.  loren,  lorn,  AS  le['o]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  ?,  Skr.  l?  to  cut.  [root]127. 
  Cf  {Analysis},  {Palsy},  {Solve},  {Forlorn},  {Leasing}, 
  {Loose},  {Loss}.] 
  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. 
 
  Fair  Venus  wept  the  sad  disaster  Of  having  lost  her 
  favorite  dove.  --Prior. 
 
  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. 
 
  If  the  salt  hath  lost  his  savor,  wherewith  shall  it 
  be  salted  ?  --Matt.  v.  13. 
 
  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. 
 
  The  unhappy  have  but  hours,  and  these  they  lose. 
  --Dryden. 
 
  4.  To  wander  from  to  miss,  so  as  not  to  be  able  to  and  to 
  go  astray  from  as  to  lose  one's  way 
 
  He  hath  lost  his  fellows.  --Shak 
 
  5.  To  ruin;  to  destroy;  as  destroy;  as  the  ship  was  lost  on 
  the  ledge. 
 
  The  woman  that  deliberates  is  lost.  --Addison. 
 
  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. 
 
  Like  following  life  thro'  creatures  you  dissect,  You 
  lose  it  in  the  moment  you  detect.  --Pope. 
 
  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 
 
  He  shall  in  no  wise  lose  his  reward.  --Matt.  x.  42. 
 
  I  fought  the  battle  bravely  which  I  lost,  And  lost 
  it  but  to  Macedonians.  --Dryden. 
 
  8.  To  cause  to  part  with  to  deprive  of  [R.] 
 
  How  should  you  go  about  to  lose  him  a  wife  he  loves 
  with  so  much  passion  ?  --Sir  W. 
  Temple. 
 
  9.  To  prevent  from  gaining  or  obtaining. 
 
  O  false  heart  !  thou  hadst  almost  betrayed  me  to 
  eternal  flames,  and  lost  me  this  glory.  --Baxter. 
 
  {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. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lose  \Lose\,  v.  i. 
  To  suffer  loss  disadvantage,  or  defeat;  to  be  worse  off 
  esp.  as  the  result  of  any  kind  of  contest. 
 
  We  'll  .  .  .  hear  poor  rogues  Talk  of  court  news  and 
  we'll  talk  with  them  too  Who  loses  and  who  wins;  who's 
  in  who's  out  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lose 
  v  1:  fail  to  keep  or  to  maintain;  cease  to  have  either 
  physically  or  in  an  abstract  sense  fail  to  keep  in  mind 
  or  in  sight;  "She  lost  her  purse  when  she  left  it 
  unattended  on  her  seat";  "She  lost  her  husband  a  year 
  ago"  [ant:  {keep}] 
  2:  fail  to  win;  "We  lost  the  battle  but  we  won  the  war"  [ant:  {win}] 
  3:  suffer  the  loss  of  a  person  through  death  or  removal;  "She 
  lost  her  husband  in  the  war" 
  4:  place  something  where  one  cannot  find  it  again  "I 
  misplaced  my  eyeglasses"  [syn:  {misplace},  {mislay}] 
  5:  miss  from  one's  possessions;  lose  sight  of  "I've  lost  my 
  glasses  again!"  [ant:  {find}] 
  6:  allow  to  go  out  of  sight:  "The  detective  lost  the  man  he  was 
  shadowing  after  he  had  to  stop  at  a  red  light" 
  7:  fail  to  make  money  in  a  business;  make  a  loss  or  fail  to 
  profit;  "I  lost  thousands  of  dollars  on  that  bad 
  investment!"  [ant:  {profit},  {break  even}] 
  8:  fail  to  get  or  obtain;  "I  lost  the  opportunity  to  spend  a 
  year  abroad"  [ant:  {win}] 
  9:  retreat  [syn:  {fall  back},  {drop  off},  {fall  behind},  {recede}] 
  [ant:  {gain}] 
  10:  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"  [syn:  {miss}] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  lose  vi  1.  [very  common]  To  fail  A  program  loses  when  it 
  encounters  an  exceptional  condition  or  fails  to  work  in  the  expected 
  manner.  2.  To  be  exceptionally  unesthetic  or  crocky.  3.  Of  people, 
  to  be  obnoxious  or  unusually  stupid  (as  opposed  to  ignorant).  See  also 
  {deserves  to  lose}.  4.  n.  Refers  to  something  that  is  {losing}, 
  especially  in  the  phrases  "That's  a  lose!"  and  "What  a  lose!" 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  lose 
 
    ({MIT})  1.  To  fail  A  program  loses  when  it 
  encounters  an  exceptional  condition  or  fails  to  work  in  the 
  expected  manner. 
 
  2.  To  be  exceptionally  unesthetic  or  crocky. 
 
  3.  Of  people,  to  be  obnoxious  or  unusually  stupid  (as  opposed 
  to  ignorant). 
 
  4.  Refers  to  something  that  is  {losing},  especially  in  the 
  phrases  "That's  a  lose!"  and  "What  a  lose!" 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1995-04-19) 
 
 




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