/loh"zeuhl, looh"-, loz"euhl/, Archaic.
1. a worthless person; scoundrel.
2. worthless or useless.
[1325-75; ME: lit., one who is lost, equiv. to los- (ptp. s. of LOSE) + -el -LE]

* * *

Universalium. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать курсовую

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Lösel — bzw. Loesel ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Andreas Lösel (* 1983), deutscher Schwimmsportler Franz Lösel (1883–1951), österreichischer Ingenieur und Hochschullehrer Friedrich Lösel (* 1945), deutscher Psychologe und Kriminologe Johannes …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Losel — Los el, n. [From the root of lose, loss. [root]127. Cf. {Lorel}.] One who loses by sloth or neglect; a worthless person; a lorel. [Archaic] Spenser. [1913 Webster] One sad losel soils a name for aye. Byron. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • losel — [lō′zəl, lo͞o′zəl] n. [ME losel, lorel < losen, pp. of lesen, LOSE] Now Chiefly Dial. a worthless person adj. Now Chiefly Dial. worthless …   English World dictionary

  • Losel — Los el, a. Wasteful; slothful. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • losel — index improvident Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • losel — noun Etymology: Middle English, from losen (past participle of lesen to lose), alteration of loren more at lorn Date: 14th century a worthless person …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • losel — noun /ˈləʊzəl,ˈloʊzəl/ A worthless or despicable person. The whiles a losell wandring by the way, / One that to bountie neuer cast his mind, / Ne thought of honour euer did assay […] …   Wiktionary

  • Losel — Recorded in over fifty different spellings from Lewis, Lois, Lowis and Loisi, to such as Ludovici, Lotze, Lohde, and Ludwikiewicz, tjroughout Europe this great and ancient name is generally accepted as deriving from the pre 7th century Old… …   Surnames reference

  • Lösel — 1. Ableitung von Lohs(e) (1.) mit l Suffix. 2. Ableitung von Lohs(e) (4.) mit l Suffix …   Wörterbuch der deutschen familiennamen

  • losel — lo·sel …   English syllables

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”