noun, American History.
a settlement of British colonists whom Walter Raleigh sent to Roanoke Island (now part of North Carolina) in 1587 and of whom no trace was found after 1591.
[laws tey-kes, los; Spanish laws te-kes] /lɔs ˈteɪ kɛs, lɒs; Spanish lɔs ˈtɛ kɛs/ noun 1. a city in N Venezuela, SW of Caracas.
noun 1. the generation of men and women who came of age during or immediately following World War I: viewed, as a result of their war experiences and the social upheaval of the time, as cynical, disillusioned, and without cultural or emotional stability. 2. a group of American writers of this generation, including Ernest Hemingway, […]
- Lost in the noise
Synonym lost in the underflow. This term is from signal processing, where signals of very small amplitude cannot be separated from low-intensity noise in the system. Though popular among hackers, it is not confined to hackerdom; physicists, engineers, astronomers, and statisticians all use it. [Jargon File]
- Lost in the shuffle
Failing to stand out among others, as in In that huge economics class Jane’s afraid she’ll get lost in the shuffle. This metaphoric term alludes to mixing playing cards before dealing them. [ c. 1900 ]