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Definitions of loss

  1. euphemistic expressions for death; "thousands mourned his passing" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the disadvantage that results from losing something; "his loss of credibility led to his resignation"; "losing him is no great deprivation" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. gradual decline in amount or activity; "weight loss"; "a serious loss of business" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the act of losing; "everyone expected him to win so his loss was a shock" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the experience of losing a loved one; "he sympathized on the loss of their grandfather" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. military personnel lost by death or capture Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. something that is lost; "the car was a total loss"; "loss of livestock left the rancher bankrupt" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue; "the company operated at a loss last year"; "the company operated in the red last year" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. 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
  10. The state of losing or having lost; the privation, defect, misfortune, harm, etc., which ensues from losing. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The state of being lost or destroyed; especially, the wreck or foundering of a ship or other vessel. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Failure to gain or win; as, loss of a race or battle. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Failure to use advantageously; as, loss of time. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Killed, wounded, and captured persons, or captured property. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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.
  18. In life-insurance, a death claim. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  19. The act of losing: injury: destruction: defeat: that which is lost: waste. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  20. Privation; injury; defeat; waste. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. In insnrance. The injury or damage sustained by the insured in consequence of the happening of one or more of the accidents or misfortunes against which the insurer, in consideration of the premium, has undertaken to indemnify the insured. 1 Bouv. Inst no. 1215. thelawdictionary.org
  25. 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. mso.anu.edu.au
  26. 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. dictgcide_fs
  27. Losing or being lost (see lose); person, thing, or amount lost; detriment, disadvantage, resulting from loss (person &c. is a great, no, little, &c., l., the l. of him is a serious &c. blow); at a l. (for, to discover, &c.), puzzled, at fault. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  28. =loess. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  29. n. [Anglo-Saxon] Act of losing; privation; diminution or detriment;— harm; injury; damage;— ruin; destruction;— waste by escape; leakage;— useless expenditure, as of time, &c.;— defeat, as in battle; hence, the number of killed, wounded, and captured persons, or the amount of captured property. Cabinet Dictionary

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