loss

  • 1 loss — n 1: physical, emotional, or esp. economic harm or damage sustained: as a: decrease in value, capital, or amount compare gain b: an amount by which the cost of something (as goods or services) exceeds the selling price compare …

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  • 2 loss — is a generic and relative term. It signifies the act of losing or the thing lost; it is not a word of limited, hard and fast meaning and has been held synonymous with, or equivalent to, damage , damages , deprivation , detriment , injury , and… …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 3 loss — W1S2 [lɔs US lo:s] n [: Old English; Origin: los destruction ] 1.) [U and C] the fact of no longer having something, or of having less of it than you used to have, or the process by which this happens loss of ▪ The court awarded Ms Dixon £7,000… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 4 loss — [ lɔs ] noun *** ▸ 1 no longer having something ▸ 2 having less than before ▸ 3 failure to win race etc. ▸ 4 money lost ▸ 5 death of someone ▸ 6 sadness from death/loss ▸ 7 disadvantage from loss ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count or uncount the state of not …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 5 Loss — may refer to:*A negative difference between retail price and cost of production *An event in which the team or individual in question did not win. *Loss (baseball), a pitching statistic in baseball *Attenuation, a reduction in amplitude and… …

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  • 6 Loss — (l[o^]s; 115), n. [AS. los loss, losing, fr. le[ o]san to lose. [root]127. See {Lose}, v. t.] 1. The act of losing; failure; destruction; privation; as, the loss of property; loss of money by gaming; loss of health or reputation. [1913 Webster]… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 7 loss — [lôs, läs] n. [ME los < pp. of losen, lesen, to LOSE] 1. a losing or being lost 2. an instance of this 3. the damage, trouble, disadvantage, deprivation, etc. caused by losing something 4. the person, thing, or amount lost 5. any reduction,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 loss — (n.) O.E. los loss, destruction, from P.Gmc. *lausa (see LOSE (Cf. lose)). The modern word, however, probably evolved 14c. with a weaker sense, from lost, the original pp. of lose. Phrase at a loss (1590s) originally refers to hounds losing the… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 loss — ► NOUN 1) the fact or process of losing something or someone. 2) the feeling of grief after losing a valued person or thing. 3) a person or thing that is badly missed when lost. 4) a defeat in sport. ● at a loss Cf. ↑at a loss …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 løss — sb., en (en jordart), i sms. løss , fx løssaflejring …

    Dansk ordbog

  • 11 Løss — Løss, gulligt fint sand eller ler …

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  • 12 löss — s.m.inv. var. → loess …

    Dizionario italiano

  • 13 Loss — Porté en Autriche et en Allemagne, présent aussi dans la Moselle, c est un nom de sens incertain, tant les possibilités sont nombreuses. On peut penser au moyen bas allemand los (= libre), au moyen haut allemand lose (= truie), à une variante du… …

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  • 14 Löss — Löss, (auch:) Löß: Der seit der 1. Hälfte des 19. Jh.s bezeugte geologische Fachausdruck für die gelbliche, feinkörnige Moränen oder Steppenstaubablagerung ist von dem Geologen v. Leonhard geprägt, und zwar wahrscheinlich aus aleman. lösch… …

    Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • 15 loss — [n] misfortune, deficit; something misplaced or lost accident, bad luck, bereavement, calamity, casualty, cataclysm, catastrophe, cost, damage, death, debit, debt, defeat, deficiency, depletion, deprivation, destitution, destruction, detriment,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 16 loss|y — «LS ee, LOS », adjective. Electronics. tending to lose or dissipate energy: »At optical frequencies a metal transmission line structure would be very lossy and only transparent dielectric materials such as glass can be considered (Science… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 17 loss — The opposite of gain. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * loss loss [lɒs ǁ lɒːs] noun 1. [countable, uncountable] the fact of no longer having something that you used to have, or having less of it: • loss of earnings through illness ˈjob loss… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 18 Löss — Lösswand in Dirmstein (Pfalz) Löss …

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  • 19 loss — noun 1 losing of sth ADJECTIVE ▪ appreciable, considerable, significant, substantial ▪ dramatic, great, huge, major, serious …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 20 loss */*/*/ — UK [lɒs] / US [lɔs] noun Word forms loss : singular loss plural losses 1) [countable/uncountable] the state of no longer having something because it has been taken from you or destroyed It was an ancient car anyway, so it was no great loss. job… …

    English dictionary