loss


loss

noun

Definition of LOSS

1
the act or an instance of not having or being able to find <he was upset over the loss of his wedding ring>
Antonyms acquisition, gain
2
a person or thing harmed, lost, or destroyed <the platoon was able to accomplish its reconnaissance mission without any losses>
Synonyms fatality, loss, prey, victim
3
failure to win a contest <we're discouraged by our loss on Friday, but we're training hard for next week's game nevertheless>
4
the amount by which something is lessened <was determined to stay on the diet until he showed a loss of 10 pounds>
5
the state of being robbed of something normally enjoyed <her loss of sleep meant that she would have trouble concentrating at work the next day>
Synonyms deprivation, loss

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