1. [ noun ] the act of losing

"everyone expected him to win so his loss was a shock"

Related terms: failure capitulation
2. [ noun ] something that is lost

"the car was a total loss" "loss of livestock left the rancher bankrupt"

Related terms: transferred_property sacrifice financial_loss wastage forfeit
3. [ noun ] (business) the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue
Synonyms: red_ink red

"the company operated at a loss last year" "the company operated in the red last year"

Related terms: gain sum squeeze paper_loss
4. [ noun ] gradual decline in amount or activity

: "weight loss" "a serious loss of business"

Related terms: decline reducing epilation
5. [ noun ] the disadvantage that results from losing something
Synonyms: deprivation

"his loss of credibility led to his resignation" or "losing him is no great deprivation"

Related terms: disadvantage
6. [ noun ] the experience of losing a loved one

"he sympathized on the loss of their grandfather"

Related terms: experience
7. [ noun ] (military) military personnel lost by death or capture
Synonyms: personnel_casualty
Related terms: casualty wound sacrifice military
8. [ noun ] euphemistic expressions for death
Synonyms: passing release expiration going exit departure

"thousands mourned his passing"

Related terms: death die go depart depart
9. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 23630
Similar spelling:   lossy