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Definition 1: the act of losing someone or something - [noun denoting act]

Samples where loss or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(loss is a kind of ...) an act that fails

"his failure to pass the test"

(... is a kind of loss ) loss due to not showing up

"he lost the game by default"

(... is a kind of loss ) the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions)

"they were protected until the capitulation of the fort"

Definition 2: the disadvantage that results from losing something - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where loss or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for loss in the sense of this definition

(loss is a kind of ...) the quality of having an inferior or less favorable position

Definition 3: military personnel lost by death or capture - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for loss in the sense of this definition

(loss is a kind of ...) a decrease of military personnel or equipment

(... is a kind of loss ) a casualty to military personnel resulting from combat

(... is a kind of loss ) personnel that are sacrificed (e.g., surrendered or lost in order to gain an objective)

(loss belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 4: the experience of losing a loved one - [noun denoting event]

Samples where loss or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he sympathized on the loss of their grandfather

(loss is a kind of ...) an event as apprehended

"a surprising experience" "that painful experience certainly got our attention"

Definition 5: euphemistic expressions for death - [noun denoting event]

Samples where loss or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • thousands mourned his passing

Synonyms for loss in the sense of this definition

(loss is a kind of ...) the event of dying or departure from life

"her death came as a terrible shock" "upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren"

(loss is used in the usage domain ...) an inoffensive or indirect expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive or too harsh

Definition 6: the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where loss or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for loss in the sense of this definition

(loss is a kind of ...) a quantity of money

"he borrowed a large sum" "the amount he had in cash was insufficient"

(... is a kind of loss ) an unrealized loss on an investment calculated by subtracting the current market price from the investor's cost

(... is a kind of loss ) a situation in which increased costs cannot be passed on to the customer

"increased expenses put a squeeze on profits"

Definition 7: something that is lost - [noun denoting possession]

Samples where loss or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(loss is a kind of ...) a possession whose ownership changes or lapses

(... is a kind of loss ) something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty

(... is a kind of loss ) loss of money or decrease in financial value

(... is a kind of loss ) a loss entailed by giving up or selling something at less than its value

"he had to sell his car at a considerable sacrifice"

(... is a kind of loss ) anything lost by wear or waste

Definition 8: gradual decline in amount or activity - [noun denoting process]

Samples where loss or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • weight loss
  • a serious loss of business

(loss is a kind of ...) change toward something smaller or lower

(... is a kind of loss ) loss of hair; the result of removing hair

(... is a kind of loss ) loss of excess weight (as by dieting); becoming slimmer

"a doctor supervised her reducing"

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