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Is lose a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word lose is a Scrabble US word. The word lose is worth 4 points in Scrabble:

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Yes. The word lose is a Scrabble UK word and has 4 points:

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Valid words made from Lose

You can make 19 words from 'lose' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'lose'

LOSE 4OLES 4
SLOE 4SOLE 4

3 letters words from 'lose'

ELS 3LES 3
LOS 3OES 3
OLE 3OSE 3
SEL 3SOL 3

2 letters words from 'lose'

EL 2ES 2
LO 2OE 2
OS 2SO 2

All 4 letters words made out of lose

lose olse lsoe sloe osle sole loes oles leos elos oels eols lseo sleo leso elso selo eslo osel soel oesl eosl seol esol

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word lose. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in lose.

Definitions and meaning of lose

lose

Etymology 1

From Middle English losen, from Old English losian, from Proto-Germanic *lusōną, *luzōną, from Proto-Germanic *lusą.

Pronunciation

  • enPR: lo͞oz, IPA(key): /luːz/
  • Homophone: loos
  • Rhymes: -uːz

Verb

lose (third-person singular simple present loses, present participle losing, simple past and past participle lost)

  1. (transitive) To cause (something) to cease to be in one's possession or capability due to unfortunate or unknown circumstances, events or reasons.
    1. (transitive) To have (an organ) removed from one's body, especially by accident.
    2. (transitive) To shed (weight).
    3. (transitive) To experience the death of (someone to whom one has an attachment, such as a relative or friend).
  2. To wander from; to miss, so as not to be able to find; to go astray from.
    I lost my way in the forest.
  3. (transitive) To fail to win (a game, competition, trial, etc).
    • 1692, John Dryden, Cleomenes, the Spartan Hero, a Tragedy
      I fought the battle bravely which I lost, / And lost it but to Macedonians.
  4. (transitive) To be unable to follow or trace (somebody or something) any longer.
  5. (transitive) To cause (somebody) to be unable to follow or trace one any longer.
  6. (transitive) To cease exhibiting; to overcome (a behavior or emotion).
  7. (transitive, informal) To shed, remove, discard, or eliminate.
  8. Of a clock, to run slower than expected.
  9. (ditransitive) To cause (someone) the loss of something; to deprive of.
    • 1650, Richard Baxter, The Saints' Everlasting Rest
      O false heart! thou hadst almost betrayed me to eternal flames, and lost me this glory.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, page 556:
      This lost Catholicism [] any semblance of a claim to special status, and also highlighted the gains which other religious formations had derived from the Revolution.
  10. To fail to catch with the mind or senses; to miss.
    I lost a part of what he said.
  11. (transitive, archaic) To cause to part with; to deprive of.
    • a. 1699, Sir William Temple, 1st Baronet, On the Excesses of Grief
      How should you go about to lose him a wife he loves with so much passion?
Usage notes
  • Not to be confused with loose.
Conjugation
Synonyms
  • (cause to cease to be in one's possession): leave behind, mislay
  • (fail to win (something): forfeit
  • (shed (weight): drop, shed
  • (have (somebody of one's kin) die):
  • (be unable to follow or trace (somebody or something) any longer):
  • (shed, remove, discard, eliminate): ditch, drop, dump, get rid of, jettison
  • (fail to win (intransitive):
  • (last):
Antonyms
  • (cause to cease to be in one's possession): come across, discover, find, gain, acquire, procure, get, pick up, snag
  • (fail to win (something): win
  • (shed (weight): gain, put on
  • (have (somebody of one's kin) die):
  • (be unable to follow or trace (somebody or something) any longer): find
  • (shed, remove, discard, eliminate): pick up
  • (fail to be the winner): come first, win
Derived terms
Related terms
  • losel
  • loser
  • loss
Descendants
  • Chinese Pidgin English: loosee
Translations

Etymology 2

From Old French los, loos, from Latin laudēs, plural of laus (praise).

Noun

lose

  1. (obsolete) Fame, renown; praise.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, VI.12:
      That much he feared least reprochfull blame / With foule dishonour him mote blot therefore; / Besides the losse of so much loos and fame […].

Anagrams

  • EOLs, ESOL, Elos, LEOs, Leos, OELs, Sole, elos, leos, sloe, sole

Alemannic German

Etymology

From Middle High German losen, from Old High German hlosēn, from Proto-Germanic *hlusēną. Cognate with English listen; see there for more.

Pronunciation

  • (Zurich) IPA(key): /ˈlozə/, /ˈlɔzə/

Verb

lose (third-person singular simple present loset, past participle gloset, auxiliary haa)

  1. to hear, listen
    • 1903, Robert Walser, Der Teich:

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈlosɛ]
  • Rhymes: -osɛ
  • Hyphenation: lo‧se

Noun

lose

  1. vocative singular of los

Anagrams

  • Elso
  • osel
  • osle
  • selo

German

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈloːzə/

Etymology 1

Old High German lōs. Cognate with English loose.

Alternative forms

  • los (also a distinct word, but not separable in many contexts)

Adjective

lose

  1. loose, slack
Declension

Etymology 2

Verb

lose

  1. inflection of losen:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. first/third-person singular subjunctive I
    3. singular imperative

Further reading

  • lose in Duden online

Norwegian Nynorsk

Verb

lose (present tense losar/loser, past tense losa/loste, past participle losa/lost, passive infinitive losast, present participle losande, imperative los)

  1. Alternative spelling of lóse
  2. Alternative spelling of lòse

Serbo-Croatian

Noun

lose (Cyrillic spelling лосе)

  1. vocative singular of los

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to misplace or be deprived of.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)