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Definitions for: LOSE
- (v. i.) To suffer loss, disadvantage, or defeat; to be worse off, esp. as the result of any kind of contest.
- (v. t.) 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.
- (v. t.) 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.
- (v. t.) Not to employ; to employ ineffectually; to throw away; to waste; to squander; as, to lose a day; to lose the benefits of instruction.
- (v. t.) To wander from; to miss, so as not to be able to and; to go astray from; as, to lose one's way.
- (v. t.) To ruin; to destroy; as destroy; as, the ship was lost on the ledge.
- (v. t.) To be deprived of the view of; to cease to see or know the whereabouts of; as, he lost his companion in the crowd.
- (v. t.) 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.
- (v. t.) To cause to part with; to deprive of.
- (v. t.) To prevent from gaining or obtaining.
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- (n.) A small, bitter, wild European plum, the fruit of the blackthorn (Prunus spinosa); also, the tree itself.
- (n.) Any one of several species of flatfishes of the genus Solea and allied genera of the family Soleidae, especially the common European species (Solea vulgaris), which is a valuable food fish.
- (n.) Any one of several American flounders somewhat resembling the true sole in form or quality, as the California sole (Lepidopsetta bilineata), the long-finned sole (Glyptocephalus zachirus), and other species.
- (n.) The bottom of the foot; hence, also, rarely, the foot itself.
- (n.) The bottom of a shoe or boot, or the piece of leather which constitutes the bottom.
- (n.) The bottom or lower part of anything, or that on which anything rests in standing.
- (n.) The bottom of the body of a plow; -- called also slade; also, the bottom of a furrow.
- (n.) The horny substance under a horse's foot, which protects the more tender parts.
- (n.) The bottom of an embrasure.
- (n.) A piece of timber attached to the lower part of the rudder, to make it even with the false keel.
- (n.) The seat or bottom of a mine; -- applied to horizontal veins or lodes.
- (v. t.) To furnish with a sole; as, to sole a shoe.
- (a.) Being or acting without another; single; individual; only.
- (a.) Single; unmarried; as, a feme sole.