Forlorn \For*lorn"\, n. 1. A lost, forsaken, or solitary person. Forced to live in Scotland a forlorn. --Shak. 2. A forlorn hope; a vanguard. [Obs.] Our forlorn of horse marched within a mile of the enemy. --Oliver Cromvell. web1913
forlorn adj 1: pitiable in circumstances especially through abandonment; "desolate and despairing"; "left forlorn" [syn: {desolate}, {godforsaken}, {lorn}] 2: marked by or showing hopelessness; "the last forlorn attempt"; "a forlorn cause" wn