something that is lost
"the car was a total loss"; "loss of livestock left the rancher bankrupt"
gradual decline in amount or activity
"weight loss"; "a serious loss of business"
the act of losing someone or something
"everyone expected him to win so his loss was a shock"
the disadvantage that results from losing something
"his loss of credibility led to his resignation"; "losing him is no great deprivation"
the experience of losing a loved one
"he sympathized on the loss of their grandfather"
loss, red ink, red(noun)
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"
personnel casualty, loss(noun)
military personnel lost by death or capture
passing, loss, departure, exit, expiration, going, release(noun)
euphemistic expressions for death
"thousands mourned his passing"
sledding, firing, overtaking, liberation, passage, dismissal, expiry, divergence, release, freeing, spill, difference, sacking, personnel casualty, vent, passing game, breathing out, sack, tone ending, deviation, passing play, acquittance, red, departure, press release, outlet, expiration, waiver, button, exhalation, handout, pass, exit, leaving, qualifying, loss, dismission, way out, going, discharge, red ink, issue, going away, spillage, deprivation, termination, passing
loss(noun)an instance of losing, such as a defeat
loss(noun)something that is lost
loss(noun)the hurtful condition of having lost something or someone
loss(noun)casualties, especially physically eliminated victims of violent conflict
loss(noun)the sum an entity loses on balance
loss(noun)electricity of kinetic power expended without doing useful work
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Injury (Latin in, not, and jus, juris, right, law) signifies primarily something done contrary to law or right; hence, something contrary to some standard of right or good; whatever reduces the value, utility, beauty, or desirableness of anything is an injury to that thing; of persons, whatever is so done as to operate adversely to one in his person, rights, property, or reputation is an injury; the word is especially used of whatever mars the integrity of the body or causes pain; as, when rescued from the wreck his injuries were found to be very slight. Injury is the general term including all the rest. Damage (Latin damnum, loss) is that which occasions loss to the possessor; hence, any impairment of value, often with the suggestion of fault on the part of the one causing it; damage reduces value, utility, or beauty; detriment (Latin deterere, to rub or wear away) is similar in meaning, but far milder. Detriment may affect value only; damage always affects real worth or utility; as a rule, the slightest use of an article by a purchaser operates to its detriment if again offered for sale, tho the article may have received not the slightest damage. Damage is partial; loss is properly absolute as far as it is predicated at all; the loss of a ship implies that it is gone beyond recovery; the loss of the rudder is a damage to the ship; but since the loss of a part still leaves a part, we may speak of a partial or a total loss. Evil commonly suggests suffering or sin, or both; as, the evils of poverty, the social evil. Harm is closely synonymous with injury; it may apply to body, mind, or estate, but always affects real worth, while injury may concern only estimated value. A hurt is an injury that causes pain, physical or mental; a slight hurt may be no real harm. Mischief is disarrangement, trouble, or harm usually caused by some voluntary agent, with or without injurious intent; a child's thoughtless sport may do great mischief; wrong is harm done with evil intent. An outrage combines insult and injury. Compare synonyms for BLEMISH; CRIMINAL; INJUSTICE.
The injury of the cause; an injury to the structure; injury by fire; by or from collision, interference, etc.
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Translations for loss
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- pèrduaCatalan, Valencian
- ztráta, prohraCzech
- Verlust, NiederlageGerman
- pérdida, derrotaSpanish
- زیان, باختPersian
- tappio, menetys, häviö, häviöt, hävikkiFinnish
- perte, défaiteFrench
- callScottish Gaelic
- վնաս, կորուստArmenian
- 損益, 損失Japanese
- krachtverlies, verlies, verslagenheid, nederlaag, verliezen, warmteverlies, stroomverliesDutch
- straty, przegrana, strata, utrata, zguba, porażkaPolish
- потеря, утрата, убыток, проигрыш, поражениеRussian
- నష్టము, ఓటమి, పరాజయంTelugu
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