Definitions of loss

  1. The act of losing; failure; destruction; privation; as, the loss of property; loss of money by gaming; loss of health or reputation.
  2. The state of losing or having lost; the privation, defect, misfortune, harm, etc., which ensues from losing.
  3. The state of being lost or destroyed; especially, the wreck or foundering of a ship or other vessel.
  4. Failure to gain or win; as, loss of a race or battle.
  5. Failure to use advantageously; as, loss of time.
  6. Killed, wounded, and captured persons, or captured property.
  7. That which is lost or from which one has parted; waste; - opposed to gain or increase; as, the loss of liquor by leakage was considerable.
  8. the act of losing; " everyone expected him to win so his loss was a shock"
  9. the experience of losing a loved one; " he sympathized on the loss of their grandfather"
  10. military personnel lost by death or capture
  11. something that is lost; " the car was a total loss"; " loss of livestock left the rancher bankrupt"
  12. Destruction or diminution of value, if brought about in a manner provided for in the insurance contract ( as destruction by fire or wreck, damage by water or smoke), or the death or injury of an insured person; also, the sum paid or payable therefor; as, the losses of the company this year amount to a million of dollars.
  13. Privation; injury; ruin; the state of having no longer; failure to keep or obtain; as, loss of wealth; defeat; as, loss of a battle; that which one ceases to have, through accident or misfortune; excess of outgo over income in a business; waste.
  14. The act of losing: injury: destruction: defeat: that which is lost: waste.
  15. Privation; injury; defeat; waste.
  16. The act or state of losing; that which is lost; damage; failure; waste.
  17. Failure to keep; privation; deprivation; failure to win; damage; ruin; defeat; waste. To bear a loss, to make good; to sustain a loss without sinking under it. To be at a loss, to be puzzled; to be unable to determine.
  18. Deprivation; destruction; injury; failure; waste; leakage; that which is lost; at a loss, puzzled; perplexed.