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Noun: loss  lós
  1. Something that is lost
    "the car was a total loss"; "loss of livestock left the rancher bankrupt"
     
  2. Gradual decline in amount or activity
    "weight loss"; "a serious loss of business"
     
  3. The act of losing someone or something
    "everyone expected him to win so his loss was a shock"
     
  4. The disadvantage that results from losing something
    "his loss of credibility led to his resignation";
    - deprivation
     
  5. The experience of losing a loved one
    "he sympathized on the loss of their grandfather"
     
  6. The amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue
    "the company operated at a loss last year";
    - red ink, red
     
  7. (military) military personnel lost by death or capture
    - personnel casualty
     
  8. A euphemistic expression for death
    "thousands mourned his loss";
    - passing, departure, exit, expiration, going, release

Derived forms: losses

Type of: amount, amount of money, casualty, death, decease, decline, diminution, disadvantage, experience, expiry, failure, sum, sum of money, transferred possession, transferred property

Antonym: gain

Encyclopedia: Loss