Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun lost

1 sense of lost

Sense 1
doomed, lost -- (people who are destined to die soon; "the agony of the doomed was in his voice")
       => people -- ((plural) any group of human beings (men or women or children) collectively; "old people"; "there were at least 200 people in the audience")

Antonyms of verb lose

5 of 11 senses of lose

Sense 1
lose -- (fail to keep or to maintain; cease to have, either physically or in an abstract sense; "She lost her purse when she left it unattended on her seat")
       Antonym of keep (Sense 3)
      => keep, hold on -- (retain possession of; "Can I keep my old stuffed animals?"; "She kept her maiden name after she married")

Sense 2
lose -- (fail to win; "We lost the battle but we won the war")
       Antonym of win (Sense 1)
      => win -- (be the winner in a contest or competition; be victorious; "He won the Gold Medal in skating"; "Our home team won"; "Win the game")

Sense 5
lose -- (miss from one's possessions; lose sight of; "I've lost my glasses again!")
       Antonym of find (Sense 3)
      => find, regain -- (come upon after searching; find the location of something that was missed or lost; "Did you find your glasses?"; "I cannot find my gloves!")

Sense 7
lose, turn a loss -- (fail to make money in a business; make a loss or fail to profit; "I lost thousands of dollars on that bad investment!"; "The company turned a loss after the first year")
       Antonym of profit (Sense 2)
      => profit, turn a profit -- (make a profit; gain money or materially; "The company has not profited from the merger")
       Antonym of break even (Sense 1)
      => break even -- (make neither profit nor loss)

Sense 8
lose -- (fail to get or obtain; "I lost the opportunity to spend a year abroad")
       Antonym of win (Sense 2)
      => acquire, win, gain -- (win something through one's efforts; "I acquired a passing knowledge of Chinese"; "Gain an understanding of international finance")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb lose

11 senses of lose

Sense 1
lose -- (fail to keep or to maintain; cease to have, either physically or in an abstract sense; "She lost her purse when she left it unattended on her seat")

Sense 2
lose -- (fail to win; "We lost the battle but we won the war")

Sense 3
lose -- (suffer the loss of a person through death or removal; "She lost her husband in the war"; "The couple that wanted to adopt the child lost her when the biological parents claimed her")
       => suffer -- (experience (emotional) pain; "Every time her husband gets drunk, she suffers")

Sense 4
misplace, mislay, lose -- (place (something) where one cannot find it again; "I misplaced my eyeglasses")
       => put, set, place, pose, position, lay -- (put into a certain place or abstract location; "Put your things here"; "Set the tray down"; "Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children"; "Place emphasis on a certain point")

Sense 5
lose -- (miss from one's possessions; lose sight of; "I've lost my glasses again!")

Sense 6
lose -- (allow to go out of sight; "The detective lost the man he was shadowing after he had to stop at a red light")

Sense 7
lose, turn a loss -- (fail to make money in a business; make a loss or fail to profit; "I lost thousands of dollars on that bad investment!"; "The company turned a loss after the first year")

Sense 8
lose -- (fail to get or obtain; "I lost the opportunity to spend a year abroad")

Sense 9
fall back, lose, drop off, fall behind, recede -- (retreat)
       => regress, retrograde, retrogress -- (get worse or fall back to a previous condition)

Sense 10
miss, lose -- (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")

Sense 11
suffer, lose -- (be set at a disadvantage; "This author really suffers in translation")
       => worsen, decline -- (grow worse; "Conditions in the slum worsened")

Antonyms of adj lost

9 senses of lost

Sense 1
lost (vs. found) -- (no longer in your possession or control; unable to be found or recovered; "a lost child"; "lost friends"; "his lost book"; "lost opportunities")

found (vs. lost) -- (come upon unexpectedly or after searching; "found art"; "the lost-and-found department")
        => recovered (predicate) -- (found after being lost)

Sense 2
confused, disoriented, lost -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA unoriented) -> oriented, orientated -- (adjusted or located in relation to surroundings or circumstances; sometimes used in combination; "the house had its large windows oriented toward the ocean view"; "helping freshmen become oriented to college life"; "the book is value-oriented throughout")

Sense 3
lost (vs. saved) -- (spiritually or physically doomed or destroyed; "lost souls"; "a lost generation"; "a lost ship"; "the lost platoon")

saved (vs. lost) -- (rescued; especially from the power and consequences of sin; "a saved soul")
        => blessed -- (enjoying the bliss of heaven)
        => ransomed -- (reclaimed by payment of a ransom)
        => rescued, reclaimed -- (delivered from danger)
        => ransomed, redeemed -- (saved from the bondage of sin)
        => salvageable -- (capable of being saved from ruin; "their marriage was not salvageable")

Sense 4
lost (vs. won) -- (not gained or won; "a lost battle"; "a lost prize")

won (vs. lost) -- (not subject to defeat; "with that move it's a won game")

Sense 5
lost -- (incapable of being recovered or regained; "his lost honor")

INDIRECT (VIA unrecoverable) -> recoverable -- (capable of being recovered or regained; "recoverable truth of a past event")

Sense 6
lost, missed -- (not caught with the senses or the mind; "words lost in the din")

INDIRECT (VIA incomprehensible) -> comprehensible, comprehendible -- (capable of being comprehended or understood; "an idea comprehensible to the average mind")

Sense 7
bemused, deep in thought (predicate), lost (predicate), preoccupied -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA thoughtful) -> thoughtless -- (showing lack of careful thought; "the debate turned into thoughtless bickering")

Sense 8
baffled, befuddled, bemused, bewildered, confounded, confused, lost, mazed, mixed-up, at sea -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA perplexed) -> unperplexed -- (experiencing no difficulty or confusion or bewilderment)

Sense 9
helpless, lost -- (unable to function; without help)

INDIRECT (VIA hopeless) -> hopeful -- (having or manifesting hope; "a line of people hopeful of obtaining tickets"; "found a hopeful way of attacking the problem")

Similarity of adj lost

9 senses of lost

Sense 1
lost (vs. found) -- (no longer in your possession or control; unable to be found or recovered; "a lost child"; "lost friends"; "his lost book"; "lost opportunities")
       => mislaid, misplaced -- (lost temporarily; as especially put in an unaccustomed or forgotten place; "the mislaid hat turned up eventually"; "misplaced tickets")
       => gone (predicate) -- (no longer retained; "gone with the wind")
       => missing -- (not able to be found; "missing in action"; "a missing person")
       => squandered, wasted -- (not used to good advantage; "squandered money cannot be replaced"; "a wasted effort")
       => stray -- ((of an animal) having no home or having wandered away from home; "a stray calf"; "a stray dog")
       => straying -- (unable to find your way; "found the straying sheep")
          Also See-> lost#3

Sense 2
confused, disoriented, lost -- (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")
       => unoriented (vs. oriented) -- (not having position or goal definitely set or ascertained; "engaged in unoriented study"; "unoriented until she looked at the map")

Sense 3
lost (vs. saved) -- (spiritually or physically doomed or destroyed; "lost souls"; "a lost generation"; "a lost ship"; "the lost platoon")
       => cursed, damned, doomed, unredeemed, unsaved -- (in danger of the eternal punishment of Hell; "poor damned souls")
       => destroyed, ruined -- (destroyed physically or morally)
          Also See-> cursed#1, curst#1; lost#1; unregenerate#2, unregenerated#1

Sense 4
lost (vs. won) -- (not gained or won; "a lost battle"; "a lost prize")
       => confiscate, forfeit, forfeited -- (surrendered as a penalty)

Sense 5
lost -- (incapable of being recovered or regained; "his lost honor")
       => unrecoverable (vs. recoverable), irrecoverable -- (incapable of being recovered or regained)

Sense 6
lost, missed -- (not caught with the senses or the mind; "words lost in the din")
       => incomprehensible (vs. comprehensible), uncomprehensible -- (difficult to understand; "the most incomprehensible thing about the universe is that it is comprehensible"- A. Einstein)

Sense 7
bemused, deep in thought (predicate), lost (predicate), preoccupied -- (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")
       => thoughtful (vs. thoughtless) -- (exhibiting or characterized by careful thought; "a thoughtful paper")

Sense 8
baffled, befuddled, bemused, bewildered, confounded, confused, lost, mazed, mixed-up, at sea -- (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")
       => perplexed (vs. unperplexed) -- (full of difficulty or confusion or bewilderment; "perplexed language"; "perplexed state of the world")

Sense 9
helpless, lost -- (unable to function; without help)
       => hopeless (vs. hopeful) -- (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")

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