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  6  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. 
  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. 
  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 
  {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]: 
  Losing  \Lo"sing\,  a.  [See  {Losenger}.] 
  Given  to  flattery  or  deceit;  flattering;  cozening.  [Obs.] 
  Amongst  the  many  simoniacal  that  swarmed  in  the  land, 
  Herbert,  Bishop  of  Thetford,  must  not  be  forgotten; 
  nick-named  Losing,  that  is  the  Fratterer.  --Fuller. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Losing  \Los"ing\,  a.  [See  {Lose},  v.  t.] 
  Causing  or  incurring  loss  as  a  losing  game  or  business. 
  Who  strive  sit  out  losing  hands  are  lost.  --Herbert. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  not  victorious;  "on  the  losing  team"  [syn:  {losing(a)}] 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
  losing  adj  Said  of  anything  that  is  or  causes  a  {lose}  or 
  {lossage}.  "The  compiler  is  losing  badly  when  I  try  to  use  templates." 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
    Said  of  anything  that  is  or  causes  a  {lose}  or 
  [{Jargon  File}] 

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