Word of the Day: Lost

lost / lôst,last adjective 1. no longer possessed Count not what is lost but what is left. Chinese Proverb   2. not claimed or made use of Hours once lost cannot be regained. Yugoslavian Proverb   3. desperate; morally or physically ruined or destroyed Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves. Henry David Thoreau, 1817-1862   4. having gone astray Not all those who wander are lost. J. R. R. Tolkien, 1892-1973   5. not able to be found History is a box of tricks with a lost key. Carl Sandburg, 1878-1967   6. having ended in defeat Every struggle, whether won or lost, strengthens us for the next to come. Victorio, 1825-1880   7. preoccupied Don’t get lost in your pain, know that one day your pain will become your cure. Rumi, 1207-1273   8. wasted A day is lost if one has not laughed. French Proverb   9. futile Lost causes are the only ones worth fighting for. Clarence Darrow, 1857-1938   10. overlooked during a process Poetry is what gets lost in translation. Robert Frost, 1874-1938   verb 1. simple past tense and past participle of lose You are unique, and if that is not fulfilled, then something has been lost. Martha Graham, 1894-1991