Definitions of loss

  1. The act of losing; failure; destruction; privation; as, the loss of property; loss of money by gaming; loss of health or reputation. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. The state of losing or having lost; the privation, defect, misfortune, harm, etc., which ensues from losing. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. The state of being lost or destroyed; especially, the wreck or foundering of a ship or other vessel. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Failure to gain or win; as, loss of a race or battle. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Failure to use advantageously; as, loss of time. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Killed, wounded, and captured persons, or captured property. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. That which is lost or from which one has parted; waste; - opposed to gain or increase; as, the loss of liquor by leakage was considerable. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. gradual decline in amount or activity; "weight loss"; "a serious loss of business" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. the act of losing; "everyone expected him to win so his loss was a shock" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. the experience of losing a loved one; "he sympathized on the loss of their grandfather" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. military personnel lost by death or capture Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. something that is lost; "the car was a total loss"; "loss of livestock left the rancher bankrupt" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. Destruction or diminution of value, if brought about in a manner provided for in the insurance contract (as destruction by fire or wreck, damage by water or smoke), or the death or injury of an insured person; also, the sum paid or payable therefor; as, the losses of the company this year amount to a million of dollars. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Privation; injury; ruin; the state of having no longer; failure to keep or obtain; as, loss of wealth; defeat; as, loss of a battle; that which one ceases to have, through accident or misfortune; excess of outgo over income in a business; waste. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. The act of losing: injury: destruction: defeat: that which is lost: waste. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. Privation; injury; defeat; waste. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. The act or state of losing; that which is lost; damage; failure; waste. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. Failure to keep; privation; deprivation; failure to win; damage; ruin; defeat; waste. To bear a loss, to make good; to sustain a loss without sinking under it. To be at a loss, to be puzzled; to be unable to determine. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. Deprivation; destruction; injury; failure; waste; leakage; that which is lost; at a loss, puzzled; perplexed. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for loss

  1. It is, of course, a dead loss to that kind of a man. – Remarks by Bill Nye
  2. Daisy was at no loss to guess what it meant. – Melbourne House by Elizabeth Wetherell