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Definition of Lose


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Not to employ; to employ ineffectually; to throw away; to waste; to squander; as, to lose a day; to lose the benefits of instruction.
  4. To wander from; to miss, so as not to be able to and; to go astray from; as, to lose one's way.
  5. To ruin; to destroy; as destroy; as, the ship was lost on the ledge.
  6. To be deprived of the view of; to cease to see or know the whereabouts of; as, he lost his companion in the crowd.
  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; as, I lost a part of what he said.
  8. To cause to part with; to deprive of.
  9. To prevent from gaining or obtaining.
  10. To suffer loss, disadvantage, or defeat; to be worse off, esp. as the result of any kind of contest.

Lose Quotations

The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.
Vince Lombardi

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Mahatma Gandhi

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
Mahatma Gandhi

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.
Lyndon B. Johnson

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
Abraham Lincoln
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Lose Translations

lose in Afrikaans is verloor
lose in Dutch is verbeuren, opgeven, kwijtraken
lose in Finnish is kadottaa
lose in French is perdent, perdez, perdons, perdre, perds
lose in German is verliere, verlieren
lose in Italian is perdere, perdo
lose in Latin is amitto, omitto
lose in Norwegian is tape, saktne, miste
lose in Portuguese is perca, perder
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