Definition of Loss

1. Noun. Something that is lost. "Loss of livestock left the rancher bankrupt"

2. Noun. Gradual decline in amount or activity. "A serious loss of business"
Generic synonyms: Decline, Diminution
Specialized synonyms: Epilation, Reducing
Derivative terms: Lossy

3. Noun. The act of losing someone or something. "Everyone expected him to win so his loss was a shock"
Generic synonyms: Failure
Specialized synonyms: Default, Capitulation, Fall, Surrender

4. Noun. The disadvantage that results from losing something. "Losing him is no great deprivation"
Exact synonyms: Deprivation
Generic synonyms: Disadvantage

5. Noun. The experience of losing a loved one. "He sympathized on the loss of their grandfather"
Generic synonyms: Experience

6. Noun. The amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue. "The company operated in the red last year"
Exact synonyms: Red, Red Ink
Specialized synonyms: Paper Loss, Squeeze
Generic synonyms: Amount, Amount Of Money, Sum, Sum Of Money
Antonyms: Gain

7. Noun. Military personnel lost by death or capture.
Exact synonyms: Personnel Casualty
Generic synonyms: Casualty
Specialized synonyms: Combat Injury, Injury, Wound, Sacrifice
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine

8. Noun. Euphemistic expressions for death. "Thousands mourned his passing"
Exact synonyms: Departure, Exit, Expiration, Going, Passing, Release
Language type: Euphemism
Generic synonyms: Death, Decease, Expiry
Derivative terms: Depart, Depart, Depart, Exit, Expire, Go, Pass

Definition of Loss

1. n. The act of losing; failure; destruction; privation; as, the loss of property; loss of money by gaming; loss of health or reputation.

Definition of Loss

1. Noun. an instance of losing, such as a defeat ¹

2. Noun. something that is lost ¹

3. Noun. the hurtful condition of having lost something or someone ¹

4. Noun. (context: plural) casualties, especially physically eliminated victims of violent conflict ¹

5. Noun. (context: financial) the sum an entity loses on balance ¹

6. Noun. destruction, ruin ¹

7. Noun. (context: engineering) electricity of kinetic power expended without doing useful work ¹

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Definition of Loss

1. the act of one that loses [n -ES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Loss

losing count
losing face
losing it
losing streaks
losing the plot
losing track
loss (current term)
loss cone
loss function
loss functions
loss leader
loss leaders
loss of consciousness
loss of consortium
loss of face
loss of heterozygosity
loss of life
loss ratio

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