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Astray vs. Lost

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Astrayadverb

In a wrong or unknown and wrongly-motivated direction.

Lostverb

simple past tense and past participle of lose

Astrayadverb

Out of the right, either in a literal or in a figurative sense; wandering; as, to lead one astray.

‘Ye were as sheep going astray.’;

Lostadjective

Having wandered from, or unable to find, the way.

‘The children were soon lost in the forest.’;

Astrayadverb

away from the right path or direction;

‘he was led astray’;

Lostadjective

In an unknown location; unable to be found.

‘Deep beneath the ocean, the Titanic was lost to the world.’;

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Astrayadverb

far from the intended target;

‘the arrow went wide of the mark’; ‘a bullet went astray and killed a bystander’;

Lostadjective

Not perceptible to the senses; no longer visible.

‘an island lost in a fog; a person lost in a crowd’;

Lostadjective

Parted with; no longer held or possessed.

‘a lost limb; lost honour’;

Lostadjective

Not employed or enjoyed; thrown away; employed ineffectually; wasted; squandered.

‘a lost day; a lost opportunity or benefit’;

Lostadjective

Ruined or destroyed, either physically or morally; past help or hope.

‘a ship lost at sea; a woman lost to virtue; a lost soul’;

Lostadjective

Hardened beyond sensibility or recovery; alienated; insensible.

‘lost to shame; lost to all sense of honour’;

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Lostadjective

Occupied with, or under the influence of, something, so as not to notice external things.

‘to be lost in thought’;

Lostadjective

Parted with unwillingly or unintentionally; not to be found; missing; as, a lost book or sheep.

Lostadjective

Parted with; no longer held or possessed; as, a lost limb; lost honor.

Lostadjective

Not employed or enjoyed; thrown away; employed ineffectually; wasted; squandered; as, a lost day; a lost opportunity or benefit.

Lostadjective

Having wandered from, or unable to find, the way; bewildered; perplexed; as, a child lost in the woods; a stranger lost in London.

Lostadjective

Ruined or destroyed, either physically or morally; past help or hope; as, a ship lost at sea; a woman lost to virtue; a lost soul.

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Lostadjective

Hardened beyond sensibility or recovery; alienated; insensible; as, lost to shame; lost to all sense of honor.

Lostadjective

Not perceptible to the senses; no longer visible; as, an island lost in a fog; a person lost in a crowd.

Lostadjective

Occupied with, or under the influence of, something, so as to be insensible of external things; as, to be lost in thought.

Lostnoun

people who are destined to die soon;

‘the agony of the doomed was in his voice’;

Lostadjective

no longer in your possession or control; unable to be found or recovered;

‘a lost child’; ‘lost friends’; ‘his lost book’; ‘lost opportunities’;

Lostadjective

having lost your bearings; confused as to time or place or personal identity;

‘I frequently find myself disoriented when I come up out of the subway’; ‘the anesthetic left her completely disoriented’;

Lostadjective

spiritually or physically doomed or destroyed;

‘lost souls’; ‘a lost generation’; ‘a lost ship’; ‘the lost platoon’;

Lostadjective

not gained or won;

‘a lost battle’; ‘a lost prize’;

Lostadjective

incapable of being recovered or regained;

‘his lost honor’;

Lostadjective

not caught with the senses or the mind;

‘words lost in the din’;

Lostadjective

deeply absorbed in thought;

‘as distant and bemused as a professor listening to the prattling of his freshman class’; ‘lost in thought’; ‘a preoccupied frown’;

Lostadjective

no longer known; irretrievable;

‘a forgotten art’; ‘a lost art’; ‘lost civilizations’;

Lostadjective

perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements; filled with bewilderment;

‘obviously bemused by his questions’; ‘bewildered and confused’; ‘a cloudy and confounded philosopher’; ‘just a mixed-up kid’; ‘she felt lost on the first day of school’;

Lostadjective

unable to function; without help

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