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Meaning of "lost property" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LOST PROPERTY

lost property  [lɒst ˈprɒpətɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LOST PROPERTY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Lost property is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES LOST PROPERTY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Lost and found

A lost and found, lost property, or lost articles is an office in a large public building or area where visitors can go to retrieve lost articles that may have been found by other visitors. Frequently found at museums, amusement parks and schools, a lost and found will typically be a clearly marked box or room in a location near the main entrance. Some lost and found offices will try to contact the owners of any lost items if there are any personal identifiers available. Practically all will either sell, give or throw away items after a certain period has passed to clear their storage. Chicago-based Startup crowdfynd has provided an alternative that utilizes mobile, social and web interaction between businesses and event management teams and the customers who lose items.

Definition of lost property in the English dictionary

The definition of lost property in the dictionary is personal belongings that have been lost or accidentally left in public places such as trains or schools. Other definition of lost property is a place where lost property is kept.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LOST PROPERTY


champerty
ˈtʃæmpətɪ
crorepati
ˈkrɔːˌpətɪ
disproperty
dɪsˈprɒpətɪ
jupati
ˈdʒuːpətɪ
liberty
ˈlɪbətɪ
obesity
əʊˈbiːsətɪ
peripeteia
pəˈrɪpətɪ
peripety
pəˈrɪpətɪ
poverty
ˈpɒvətɪ
property
ˈprɒpətɪ
severity
sɪˈvɛrətɪ
similarity
ˌsɪmɪˈlærətɪ
society
səˈsaɪətɪ
suitability
ˌsuːtəˈbɪlətɪ
sustainability
səˌsteɪnəˈbɪlətɪ
tapeti
ˈtæpətɪ
validity
vəˈlɪdətɪ
vanaspati
vəˈnæspətɪ
variability
ˌvɛərɪəˈbɪlətɪ
versatility
ˌvɜːsəˈtɪlətɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LOST PROPERTY

loss
loss adjuster
loss leader
loss ratio
losses
lossless
lossmaker
lossmaking
lossy
lost
lost and found
lost cause
Lost Generation
lost property office
lost soul
lost tribes
lost-and-found
lost-and-found column
lost-and-found department
lostness

WORDS THAT END LIKE LOST PROPERTY

antipoverty
at liberty
bare property
cherty
civil liberty
community property
Docherty
Flaherty
fuel poverty
intangible property
intellectual property
O´Flaherty
personal property
private property
puberty
public property
qwerty
real property
Statue of Liberty
take the liberty

Synonyms and antonyms of lost property in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «lost property» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LOST PROPERTY

Find out the translation of lost property to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of lost property from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «lost property» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

失物招领
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

objetos perdidos
570 millions of speakers

English

lost property
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

खो संपत्ति
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الممتلكات المفقودة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

находок
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

propriedade perdida
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হারানো সম্পত্তি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

objets trouvés
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

kehilangan harta
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Fundbüro
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

遺失物
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

분실물
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ilang properti
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tài sản bị mất
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இழந்த சொத்து
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

गमावलेली मालमत्ता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kayıp eşya
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

oggetti smarriti
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

utracone mienie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

знахідок
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

obiecte pierdute
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

χάσει την περιουσία
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verlore eiendom
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hittegods
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hittegods
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of lost property

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LOST PROPERTY»

The term «lost property» is regularly used and occupies the 84.147 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LOST PROPERTY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about lost property

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LOST PROPERTY»

Discover the use of lost property in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to lost property and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Lost Property
But Josh's family has been slowly falling apart since his older brother disappeared two years before. Then Josh comes across a clue to Michael's whereabouts in the Lost Property Office where he's working for the holidays.
James Moloney, 2005
2
Lost Property: The Woman Writer and English Literary ...
A major rethinking of the place of women writers in the histories of books, authorship, and canon-formation, Lost Property demonstrates that, rather than being an unimaginable anomaly, the idea of the woman writer played a key role in the ...
Jennifer Summit, 2000
3
Lost Property
But Josh's family has been slowly falling apart since his older brother disappeared two years before. Then Josh comes across a clue to Michael's whereabouts in the Lost Property Office where he's working for the holidays.
James Moloney, 2005
4
Lost Property: Memoirs & Confessions of a Bad Boy
Ben Sonnenberg, until latterly the founder-editor of Grand Street, is an anecdotal Fort Knox replete with expensive names such as Orson Welles, Ernest Hemingway, Kenneth Tynan, Ted Hughes, Princess Margaret and Igor Stravinsky.
Ben Sonnenberg, 1999
5
Hospitality Law: Managing Legal Issues in the Hospitality ...
... there are three classifications of property whose ownership is in doubt. Each classification carries with it unique responsibilities for the hospitality manager. The three property types are: Mislaid property Lost property Abandoned property  ...
Stephen C. Barth, 2006
6
The Laws of Innkeepers: For Hotels, Motels, Restaurants, and ...
(See 12:23) The purpose of the following sections is to acquaint the innkeeper with the legal principles applicable to lost property and to give him legal guidance for handling lost property. 12:23 Title to Lost or Misplaced Personal Property At ...
John E. H. Sherry, 1993
7
The Vendale lost property office, by the author of'Copsley ...
Emily Elizabeth Steele Elliott. article,' I took his hand and looked on while his father selected the lost umbrella from the number before him, paid the man, and called us to accompany him to the cab which awaited us. And while we rattled ...
Emily Elizabeth Steele Elliott, 1869
8
Understanding the Law
Lost Property Property that is involuntarily left and forgotten is lost property. The finder of the property can claim title to the property against everyone but the true owner. If the true owner demands that the lost property be returned, the finder ...
Donald Carper, John McKinsey, Bill West, 2007
9
Property: Examples & Explanations
Without overruling Armory, over time judges began to characterize found property as lost property, mislaid property, abandoned property, or treasure trove. Lost property— property the true owner unintentionally and unknowingly drops or ...
D. Barlow Burke, Joseph A. Snoe, 2008
10
Cengage Advantage Books: Fundamentals of Business Law: ...
recover the stones from the jeweler, she normally will win because she found lost property and holds valid title against everyone except the true owner. Because the property was lost, rather than mislaid, the finder is the caretaker of the jewelry,  ...
Roger Miller, Gaylord Jentz, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LOST PROPERTY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term lost property is used in the context of the following news items.
1
U.S.-Cuba Ties Reopen Today, But What About All Those Old …
Among the thorniest is the question of what to do with the $8 billion or so in claims of lost property by families who were booted out by Castro's ... «Miami New Times, Jul 15»
2
A Superficial Solution for Crime That Actually Works - Pacific Standard
... in management costs—along with $2 million in lost property taxes—every year. And research shows these abandoned buildings may also be ... «Pacific Standard, Jul 15»
3
Swedish snake expert investigates slippery find - The Local
“The Skansen Aquarium mostly works with endangered species and this corn snake is officially lost property, so hopefully the rightful owner ... «The Local.se, Jul 15»
4
Ely family's appeal to find Josh's Dexcom Continuous Glucose …
"The car has obviously been thoroughly checked and lost property at the hospital has also been contacted." Lucy added: "The Dexcom is an ... «Ely News, Jul 15»
5
US-Cuba thaw could bring Staples a windfall - The Boston Globe
Tamargo, whose Cuban-American family lost property to the government, said Cuba might address the issue after the US claims are settled. «Boston Globe, Jul 15»
6
Moline police report for July 18, 2015 - Quad-Cities Online: Court
... was filed with the Moline Police Victim (Race: W Sex: M Age: 40) Report by : FEEHAN, J. R. Offense/s Listed: THEFT OF LOST PROPERTY. «Quad-Cities Online, Jul 15»
7
The Way We Were: Pictures of Thistley Hough School for Girls …
My recollection of confiscated items is that they ended up in the lost property room upstairs, in a corner of the west quadrangle, supervised by ... «Stoke Sentinel, Jul 15»
8
Marina Police Log: Assist MCSO with large crowd
947A IN LOST PROPERTY - EVERETT CR, MARINA. 0815 ON 7/3/15, AT APPX. 3 PM, I LOST MY WALLET, AFTER SHOPPING AT THE ... «The Salinas Californian, Jul 15»
9
Emergency Services Minister 'insults' fire volunteers - Agriculture …
Volunteer firefighters along with landowners who lost property and farm animals in the Wambelong Fire on "Black Sunday" in January 2013 say ... «The Land Newspaper, Jul 15»
10
Senior military officers are failing to refer assault and sexual …
... of occasions incidents were not recorded as crimes; rather, they had been recorded on 'COPPERS' [an RMP database] as lost property.”. «The Independent, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Lost property [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/lost-property>. Feb 2020 ».
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