Definitions for loss

Definitions for (noun) loss

Main entry: loss

Definition: the act of losing someone or something

Usage: everyone expected him to win so his loss was a shock

Main entry: deprivation, loss

Definition: the disadvantage that results from losing something

Usage: his loss of credibility led to his resignation; losing him is no great deprivation

Main entry: loss

Definition: the experience of losing a loved one

Usage: he sympathized on the loss of their grandfather

Main entry: loss, exit, expiration, going, passing, release, departure

Definition: euphemistic expressions for death

Usage: thousands mourned his passing

Main entry: personnel casualty, loss

Definition: military personnel lost by death or capture

Main entry: loss, red, red ink

Definition: the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue

Usage: the company operated at a loss last year; the company operated in the red last year

Main entry: loss

Definition: something that is lost

Usage: the car was a total loss; loss of livestock left the rancher bankrupt

Main entry: loss

Definition: gradual decline in amount or activity

Usage: weight loss; a serious loss of business

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