HyperDic: loss

English > 8 senses of the word loss:
NOUNpossessionlosssomething that is lost
processlossgradual decline in amount or activity
actlossthe act of losing someone or something
attributeloss, deprivationthe disadvantage that results from losing / losing / losing / losing / losing / losing / losing something
eventlossthe experience of losing a loved one
possessionloss, red ink, redthe amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue
eventloss, personnel casualtymilitary personnel lost by death or capture
eventloss, passing, departure, exit, expiration, going, releaseeuphemistic expressions for death
loss > pronunciation
Soundslao's
Rhymesacross ... toss: 21 rhymes with aos...
English > loss: 8 senses > noun 1, possession
MeaningSomething that is lost.
Examples
  • "the car was a total loss"
  • "loss of livestock left the rancher bankrupt"
Narrowerfinancial lossLoss of money or decrease in financial value
forfeit, forfeitureSomething that is lost or surrendered as a penalty
sacrificeA loss entailed by giving up or selling something at less than its value
wastageAnything lost by wear or waste
Broadertransferred property, transferred possessionA possession whose ownership changes or lapses
Spanishpérdida
Catalanpèrdua
English > loss: 8 senses > noun 2, process
Meaninggradual decline in amount or activity.
Examples
  • "weight loss"
  • "a serious loss of business"
NarrowerepilationLoss of hair
reducingLoss of excess weight (as by dieting)
Broaderdecline, diminutionchange toward something smaller or lower
Spanishpérdida
Catalanpèrdua
Adjectiveslossycharacterized by or causing dissipation of energy
English > loss: 8 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of losing someone or something.
Example"everyone expected him to win so his loss was a shock"
Narrowercapitulation, fall, surrenderThe act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions)
defaultLoss due to not showing up
BroaderfailureAn act that fails
Spanishderrota, fracaso, pérdida, quebranto
Catalanpèrdua
English > loss: 8 senses > noun 4, attribute
MeaningThe disadvantage that results from losing / losing / losing / losing / losing / losing / losing something.
Example"his loss of credibility led to his resignation"
Synonymdeprivation
BroaderdisadvantageThe quality of having an inferior or less favorable position
Spanishpérdida, privación
Catalanpèrdua, privació
English > loss: 8 senses > noun 5, event
MeaningThe experience of losing a loved one.
Example"he sympathized on the loss of their grandfather"
BroaderexperienceAn event as apprehended
Spanishpérdida
Catalanpèrdua
English > loss: 8 senses > noun 6, possession
MeaningThe amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue.
Example"the company operated at a loss last year"
Synonymsred ink, red
Narrowerpaper lossAn unrealized loss on an investment calculated by subtracting the current market price from the investor's cost
squeezeA situation in which increased costs cannot be passed on to the customer
Broadersum, sum of money, amount, amount of moneyA quantity of money
OppositegainThe amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating
Spanishdéficit, en rojo, números rojos, pérdida, pérdidas
English > loss: 8 senses > noun 7, event
Meaningmilitary personnel lost by death or capture.
Synonympersonnel casualty
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
Narrowersacrificepersonnel that are sacrificed (e.g., surrendered or lost in order to gain an objective)
wound, injury, combat injuryA casualty to military personnel resulting from combat
BroadercasualtyA decrease of military personnel or equipment
Spanishbaja de personal, pérdida
English > loss: 8 senses > noun 8, event
Meaningeuphemistic expressions for death.
Synonymspassing, departure, exit, expiration, going, release
Broaderdeath, decease, expiryThe event of dying or departure from life
Usage ofeuphemismAn inoffensive or indirect expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive or too harsh
Spanishdeceso, defunción, expiración, fallecimiento, fenecimiento, liberación, óbito, partida, pérdida, trance, tránsito
Catalandecés, defunció, expiració, òbit, pas, trànsit, traspàs

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