|1.||To part with unintentionally or unwillingly, as by accident, misfortune, negligence, penalty, forfeit, etc.; to be deprived of; |
|2.||To cease to have; to possess no longer; to suffer diminution of; |
|3.||Not to employ; to employ ineffectually; to throw away; to waste; to squander; |
|4.||To wander from; to miss, so as not to be able to and; to go astray from; |
|5.||To ruin; to destroy; as destroy; |
|6.||To be deprived of the view of; to cease to see or know the whereabouts of; |
|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; |
|8.||To cause to part with; to deprive of.|
|9.||To prevent from gaining or obtaining.|
|v. i.||1.||To suffer loss, disadvantage, or defeat; to be worse off, esp. as the result of any kind of contest.|
|Verb||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"|
|2.||lose - fail to win; "We lost the battle but we won the war"|
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"
|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"|
|4.||lose - place (something) where one cannot find it again; "I misplaced my eyeglasses"|
|5.||lose - miss from one's possessions; lose sight of; "I've lost my glasses again!"|
|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"|
|7.||lose - 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"|
Synonyms: turn a loss
|8.||lose - fail to get or obtain; "I lost the opportunity to spend a year abroad"|
|9.||lose - retreat|
|10.||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"|
|11.||lose - be set at a disadvantage; "This author really suffers in translation"|
|(jargon)||lose - (MIT) 1. To fail. A program loses when it
encounters an exceptional condition or fails to work in the
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!"