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.

(Lot) n. [AS. hlot; akin to hleótan to cast lots, OS. hlot lot, D. lot, G. loos, OHG. loz, Icel. hlutr, Sw. lott, Dan. lod, Goth. hlauts. Cf. Allot, Lotto, Lottery.]

1. That which happens without human design or forethought; chance; accident; hazard; fortune; fate.

But save my life, which lot before your foot doth lay.

2. Anything (as a die, pebble, ball, or slip of paper) used in determining a question by chance, or without man's choice or will; as, to cast or draw lots.

The lot is cast into the lap, but the whole disposing thereof is of the Lord.
Prov. xvi. 33.

If we draw lots, he speeds.

3. The part, or fate, which falls to one, as it were, by chance, or without his planning.

O visions ill foreseen! Each day's lot's
Enough to bear.

He was but born to try
The lot of man — to suffer and to die.

4. A separate portion; a number of things taken collectively; as, a lot of stationery; — colloquially, sometimes of people; as, a sorry lot; a bad lot.

I, this winter, met with a very large lot of English heads, chiefly of the reign of James I.

Lossful to Love

(Loss"ful) a. Detrimental. [Obs.] Bp. Hall.

(Loss"less), a. Free from loss. [Obs.] Milton.

(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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

  By PanEris using Melati.

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