verb (used with or without object)
- to absent oneself: I think I'll get lost before an argument starts.
- to stop being a nuisance: If they call again, tell them to get lost.
- no longer belonging to.
- no longer possible or open to: The opportunity was lost to him.
- insensible to: lost to all sense of duty.
Synonyms for lost
Antonyms for lost
"defeated," c.1300; "wasted, spent in vain," c.1500; also "no longer to be found" (1520s), from past participle of lose. Lost Cause in reference to the Southern U.S. bid for independence is from the title of E.A. Pollard's history of the CSA and the rebellion (1866). Lost Generation in reference to the period 1914-18 first attested 1926 in Hemingway's "The Sun Also Rises," where he credits it to Gertrude Stein.
Go away, as in Get lost, we don't want you around. This rather rude slangy imperative dates from the 1940s.
In addition to the idioms beginning with lost
- lost cause
- lost in the shuffle
- lost in thought
- lost on one
- get lost
- he who hesitates is lost
- make up for lost time
- no love lost
- you've lost me