losing

adjective los·ing \ ˈlü-ziŋ \

Definition of losing

1 :resulting in or likely to result in defeat
  • a losing battle
  • a losing poker hand
2 :marked by many losses or more losses than wins
  • a losing streak
  • a losing record

Recent Examples of losing from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'losing.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of losing

1519




Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up losing? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to conform or adhere

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one-green-toy-robot-amidst-many-red-toy-robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!