Lost motion
Lost Lost, a. [Prop. p. p. of OE. losien. See {Lose}, v. t.] 1. Parted with unwillingly or unintentionally; not to be found; missing; as, a lost book or sheep. [1913 Webster]

2. Parted with; no longer held or possessed; as, a lost limb; lost honor. [1913 Webster]

3. Not employed or enjoyed; thrown away; employed ineffectually; wasted; squandered; as, a lost day; a lost opportunity or benefit. [1913 Webster]

5. Having wandered from, or unable to find, the way; bewildered; perplexed; as, a child lost in the woods; a stranger lost in London. [1913 Webster]

6. 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. [1913 Webster]

7. Hardened beyond sensibility or recovery; alienated; insensible; as, lost to shame; lost to all sense of honor. [1913 Webster]

8. Not perceptible to the senses; no longer visible; as, an island lost in a fog; a person lost in a crowd. [1913 Webster]

9. Occupied with, or under the influence of, something, so as to be insensible of external things; as, to be lost in thought. [1913 Webster]

{Lost motion} (Mach.), the difference between the motion of a driver and that of a follower, due to the yielding of parts or looseness of joints. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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