part of speech: verb
inflections: loses, losing, lost
definition 1: to no longer have; be unable to find; misplace.
- I lost my shoes.
antonyms: find, gain
definition 2: to fail to keep in one’s possession.
- I just lost a quarter in this candy machine.
antonyms: acquire, keep, regain
definition 3: to fail to win.
- They lost the contest.
definition 4: to be unable to keep (something) up to a certain level.
- She almost lost hope that she would find her cat, but after two days, it came back.
- My aunt lost a lot of weight when she was sick.
antonyms: arrest, catch, engage, gain, hold
definition 5: to fail to use; waste.
- They lost time when the plane was grounded because of the storm.
Word Builder: lose +
loser: a person who loses; a person who has lost.