from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Bereft; forlorn.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. lost, doomed
  • adj. abandoned, lonely, forlorn

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Lost; undone; ruined.
  • adj. Forsaken; abandoned; solitary; bereft.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Lost; undone.
  • Forlorn; bereft; lonely: as, a lorn widow.


Middle English, from Old English -loren, past participle of -lēosan, to lose (as in forlēosan, to lose); see leu- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Past participle of lese. (Wiktionary)



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