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loss leader a popular commodity that a retail store sells at or below its wholesale cost in order to attract customers to buy other goods at regular prices.
lossless combined form of loss.
lost not able to be found or no longer possessed. [6 definitions]
lost and found an office or department in a public place where lost property is held until it is claimed or disposed of.
lost cause an undertaking or cause that has failed or is certain to fail.
lost in the shuffle disregarded, ignored, or misplaced in the general confusion.
lost property (chiefly British) personal items that have been lost by their owners in a public place and found by others. [2 definitions]
lost tribes the ten tribes of ancient Israel that were taken into captivity in Assyria and apparently never returned.
Lot according to the Old Testament, the nephew of Abraham who was allowed to flee from the destruction of Sodom, but whose wife was turned into a pillar of salt for looking back at the city.
lot a large amount or number. [8 definitions]
Lothario in the early eighteenth-century play The Fair Penitent by Nicholas Rowe, a young rake. [2 definitions]
loti the chief monetary unit of Lesotho, equaling one hundred lisente.
lotion a liquid medication prescribed for external use on the skin. [2 definitions]
lottery a game of chance in which contestants purchase or are given tickets and the winner is chosen randomly. [2 definitions]
lotto a game of chance, similar to bingo, in which a leader draws a numbered disk and the players cover the corresponding numbers on their boards, continuing until someone has covered five numbers in a row. [2 definitions]
lotus any of various flowering plants that live in the water, including some waterlilies. [2 definitions]
lotus-eater in The Odyssey, one of a group of people whose consumption of lotus fruit caused them to become dreamy and lazy. [2 definitions]
lotus land the land of lotus eaters, or any marvelous, dreamlike place or condition.
lotus position in yoga, a sitting position in which the legs are crossed and each foot, with the sole upturned, is placed on the opposite thigh.
louche of questionable decency, morality, or taste; shady; disreputable.
loud of sound, having an elevated volume; easily heard. [6 definitions]