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English noun: loss

1. loss (possession) something that is lost


SamplesThe car was a total loss.
Loss of livestock left the rancher bankrupt.


Broader (hypernym)transferred possession, transferred property


Narrower (hyponym)financial loss, forfeit, forfeiture, sacrifice, wastage

2. loss (process) gradual decline in amount or activity


SamplesWeight loss.
A serious loss of business.


Broader (hypernym)decline, diminution


Narrower (hyponym)epilation, reducing

3. loss (act) the act of losing someone or something


SamplesEveryone expected him to win so his loss was a shock.


Broader (hypernym)failure


Narrower (hyponym)capitulation, default, fall, surrender

4. loss (attribute) the disadvantage that results from losing something


SamplesHis loss of credibility led to his resignation.
Losing him is no great deprivation.


Synonymsdeprivation


Broader (hypernym)disadvantage

5. loss (event) the experience of losing a loved one


SamplesHe sympathized on the loss of their grandfather.


Broader (hypernym)experience

6. loss (possession) the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue


SamplesThe company operated at a loss last year.
The company operated in the red last year.


Synonymsred, red ink


Broader (hypernym)amount, amount of money, sum, sum of money


Narrower (hyponym)paper loss, squeeze


Antonymsgain

7. loss (event) military personnel lost by death or capture


Synonymspersonnel casualty


Broader (hypernym)casualty


Narrower (hyponym)combat injury, injury, sacrifice, wound


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

8. loss (event) euphemistic expressions for death


SamplesThousands mourned his passing.


Synonymsdeparture, exit, expiration, going, passing, release


Broader (hypernym)death, decease, expiry


Domain usageeuphemism









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