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Loss meaning

loss - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue; " the company operated at a loss last year"; " the company operated in the red last year"
  2. 2. The act of losing; failure; destruction; privation; as, the loss of property; loss of money by gaming; loss of health or reputation.
  3. 3. The state of losing or having lost; the privation, defect, misfortune, harm, etc., which ensues from losing.
  4. 4. The state of being lost or destroyed; especially, the wreck or foundering of a ship or other vessel.
  5. 5. Failure to gain or win; as, loss of a race or battle.
  6. 6. Failure to use advantageously; as, loss of time.
  7. 7. Killed, wounded, and captured persons, or captured property.
  8. 8. 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.
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. Privation; injury; defeat; waste.

loss - examples of usage

  1. That is a loss. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
  2. Seldom in his life had John Smith felt so at a loss as to what he should reply. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  3. If either the loss of the book or the dog's death had occurred in any way through my fault I would tell you. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
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