long-lost


long-lost
UK / US adjective
a) a long-lost person, especially a relative, is someone who you have not seen for a long time

She greeted him like a long-lost brother.

b) a long-lost thing is something that has been lost for a long time

the long-lost healing skills of our ancestors


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • long-lost — long ,lost adjective a long lost person, especially a relative, is someone you have not seen for a long time: She greeted him like a long lost brother. a. a long lost thing is something that has been lost for a long time: the long lost healing… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • long-lost — adj [only before noun] lost or not seen for a long time ▪ long lost treasures long lost brother/cousin/friend etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • long-lost — adjective (only before noun) lost or not seen for a long time: long lost treasures | long lost relative/uncle/friend etc: a long lost cousin …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • long-lost — ADJ: ADJ n You use long lost to describe someone or something that you have not seen for a long time. For me it was like meeting a long lost sister. We talked, and talked, and talked... ...finding a long lost sixth century manuscript …   English dictionary

  • long-lost — /ˈlɒŋ lɒst/ (say long lost) adjective not seen or contacted for many years: a long lost relative …   Australian English dictionary

  • ˈlong-ˌlost — adj a long lost friend or relative is someone who you have not seen for a long time …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • long lost — adjective (Something missing for a protracted length of time) My long lost brother showed up, borrowed money and vanished again …   Wiktionary

  • long-lost — adjective Having been missing or unknown for a protracted period of time. My long lost brother showed up, borrowed money and vanished again …   Wiktionary

  • long-lost — adj. Long lost is used with these nouns: ↑brother, ↑cousin, ↑daughter, ↑father, ↑friend, ↑relative, ↑sister, ↑son, ↑twin …   Collocations dictionary

  • long-lost — …   Useful english dictionary


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