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loss

 (lôs, lŏs)
n.
1. The act or an instance of losing: nine losses during the football season.
2.
a. One that is lost: wrote their flooded house off as a loss.
b. The condition of being deprived or bereaved of something or someone: Her loss was made easier by the support of her friends.
c. The amount of something lost: selling at a 50 percent loss.
3. The harm or suffering caused by losing or being lost: The doctor's retirement is a great loss to the community.
4. losses People lost in wartime; casualties.
5. Destruction: The war caused incalculable loss.
6. Electricity The power decrease caused by resistance in a circuit, circuit element, or device.
7. The amount of a claim on an insurer by an insured.
Idiom:
at a loss
1. Below cost: sold the merchandise at a loss.
2. Perplexed; puzzled: I am at a loss to understand those remarks.

[Middle English los, from Old English; see lose.]

loss

(lɒs)
n
1. the act or an instance of losing
2. the disadvantage or deprivation resulting from losing: a loss of reputation.
3. the person, thing, or amount lost: a large loss.
4. (Military) (plural) military personnel lost by death or capture
5. (Accounting & Book-keeping) (sometimes plural) the amount by which the costs of a business transaction or operation exceed its revenue
6. (Electrical Engineering) a measure of the power lost in an electrical system expressed as the ratio of or difference between the input power and the output power
7. (Insurance) insurance
a. an occurrence of something that has been insured against, thus giving rise to a claim by a policyholder
b. the amount of the resulting claim
8. uncertain what to do; bewildered
9. rendered helpless (for lack of something): at a loss for words.
10. (Marketing) at less than the cost of buying, producing, or maintaining (something): the business ran at a loss for several years.
[C14: noun probably formed from lost, past participle of losen to perish, from Old English lōsian to be destroyed, from los destruction]

loss

(lɔs, lɒs)

n.
1. the act of losing possession of something.
2. disadvantage or deprivation from separation or loss: bearing the loss of a robbery.
3. something that is lost.
4. an amount or number lost: The loss of life increased each day.
5. an instance of losing: the loss of old friends.
6. deprivation through death: to mourn the loss of a grandparent.
7. a losing by defeat.
8. failure to preserve or maintain: loss of engine speed.
9. destruction; ruin.
10. Often, losses. the number of soldiers lost through death or capture.
11. an event, as death or property damage, for which an insurer must make indemnity under the terms of a policy.
12. a measure of the power lost in an electrical system, as by conversion to heat, expressed as a relation between power input and power output, as the ratio of or difference between the two quantities.
Idioms:
at a loss,
a. at less than cost.
b. in a state of bewilderment or uncertainty.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English los destruction, c. Old Norse los looseness, breaking up. compare lose, loose]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.loss - something that is lost; "the car was a total loss"; "loss of livestock left the rancher bankrupt"
transferred possession, transferred property - a possession whose ownership changes or lapses
forfeit, forfeiture - something that is lost or surrendered as a penalty;
financial loss - loss of money or decrease in financial value
sacrifice - a loss entailed by giving up or selling something at less than its value; "he had to sell his car at a considerable sacrifice"
wastage - anything lost by wear or waste
2.loss - gradual decline in amount or activity; "weight loss"; "a serious loss of business"
decline, diminution - change toward something smaller or lower
epilation - loss of hair; the result of removing hair
reducing - loss of excess weight (as by dieting); becoming slimmer; "a doctor supervised her reducing"
3.loss - the act of losing someone or somethingloss - the act of losing someone or something; "everyone expected him to win so his loss was a shock"
failure - an act that fails; "his failure to pass the test"
default - loss due to not showing up; "he lost the game by default"
capitulation, surrender, fall - the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions); "they were protected until the capitulation of the fort"
4.loss - the disadvantage that results from losing something; "his loss of credibility led to his resignation"; "losing him is no great deprivation"
disadvantage - the quality of having an inferior or less favorable position
5.loss - the experience of losing a loved one; "he sympathized on the loss of their grandfather"
experience - an event as apprehended; "a surprising experience"; "that painful experience certainly got our attention"
6.loss - 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"
paper loss - an unrealized loss on an investment calculated by subtracting the current market price from the investor's cost
squeeze - a situation in which increased costs cannot be passed on to the customer; "increased expenses put a squeeze on profits"
amount, amount of money, sum, sum of money - a quantity of money; "he borrowed a large sum"; "the amount he had in cash was insufficient"
gain - the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating
7.loss - military personnel lost by death or capture
casualty - a decrease of military personnel or equipment
combat injury, wound, injury - a casualty to military personnel resulting from combat
sacrifice - personnel that are sacrificed (e.g., surrendered or lost in order to gain an objective)
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
8.loss - euphemistic expressions for death; "thousands mourned his passing"
euphemism - an inoffensive or indirect expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive or too harsh
death, decease, expiry - the event of dying or departure from life; "her death came as a terrible shock"; "upon your decease the capital will pass to your grandchildren"

loss

noun
1. mislaying, losing, misplacing We can help you in case of loss of money or baggage.
2. losing, waste, disappearance, deprivation, squandering, drain, forfeiture The loss of income is about £250 million.
losing finding, gain, acquisition, preservation, reimbursement
3. death, grief, demise, bereavement, passing away, decease Surviving the loss of a loved one has made me feel old.
4. (sometimes plural) deficit, debt, deficiency, debit, depletion, shrinkage, losings The company will cease operating due to continued losses.
deficit gain
5. damage, cost, injury, hurt, harm, disadvantage, detriment, impairment His death is a great loss to us.
damage advantage, recovery, restoration
plural noun
1. casualties, dead, victims, death toll, fatalities, number killed, number wounded Enemy losses were said to be high.
at a loss confused, puzzled, baffled, bewildered, stuck (informal), helpless, stumped, perplexed, mystified, nonplussed, at your wits' end I was at a loss for what to do next.
Proverbs
"One man's loss is another man's gain"

loss

noun
1. The act or an instance of losing something:
2. The condition of being deprived of what one once had or ought to have:
Translations
خَسَارَةٌخَسارَهفُقْدان، خَسارَهمِقْدار الخَسارَه
ztráta
tabunderskud
menetys
gubitak
elvesztésveszteség
missirtaptap, missir
喪失損失損益
손실
izguba
förlust
ความสูญเสีย
sự mất mát

loss

[lɒs]
A. N
1. [of possessions, blood, sight] → pérdida f
the factory closed with the loss of 300 jobsla fábrica cerró, con la pérdida de 300 puestos de trabajo
it's your lossel que sales perdiendo eres tú
loss of appetitepérdida f del apetito
his death was a great loss to the companysu muerte fue una gran pérdida para la empresa
he's no great lossno vamos a perder nada con su marcha
the army suffered heavy lossesel ejército sufrió pérdidas cuantiosas
we want to prevent further loss of lifequeremos evitar que se produzcan más muertes or que se pierdan más vidas
loss of memoryamnesia f, pérdida f de la memoria
to feel a sense of losssentir un vacío
see also hair B
see also heat D
see also job C
see also weight C
2. (Fin, Comm) → pérdida f
at a loss the factory was operating at a lossla fábrica estaba funcionando con pérdida de capital
to sell sth at a lossvender algo con pérdida
the company made a loss in 1999la empresa tuvo un balance adverso en 1999
the company made a loss of £2 millionla empresa sufrió pérdidas de 2 millones de libras
to cut one's lossescortar por lo sano
see also dead A5
see also profit D
3. (= death) → pérdida f, muerte f
our sadness at the loss of a loved onenuestra tristeza por la pérdida or muerte de un ser querido
since the loss of his wifedesde que perdió a su mujer, desde que falleció su mujer
4. to be at a loss they are at a loss to explain how such a mistake could have been madeno se explican cómo se pudo haber cometido semejante error
to be at a loss for wordsno encontrar palabras con qué expresarse
he's never at a loss for wordstiene mucha facilidad de palabra
I was at a loss (as to) what to do nextno sabía qué hacer después
B. CPD loss adjuster N (Insurance) → ajustador(a) m/f de pérdidas, tasador(a) m/f de pérdidas
loss leader N (Comm) → artículo m de lanzamiento

loss

[ˈlɒs] n
(gen)perte f
loss of sight → perte f de la vue
loss of income → perte f de revenu
job losses → suppressions fpl d'emploi
(financial) to make a loss → enregistrer une perte
to make a loss of [+ sum of money] → enregistrer une perte de
They made a loss of 10,000 pounds last year → Ils ont enregistré une perte de 10 000 livres l'année dernière.
to sell sth at a loss → vendre qch à perte
to produce sth at a loss → produire qch à perte
to cut one's losses → limiter les dégâts
(= death) → perte f
the loss of his mother → la perte de sa mère
the loss of a loved one → la perte d'un être cher
the army's losses → les pertes de l'armée
to be at a loss → être perplexe, être embarrassé(e)
to be at a loss to do sth (= unable) → être incapable de faire qch
We are at a loss to explain what is going on → Nous sommes incapables d'expliquer ce qui se passe.
to be at a loss as to how ... (= not to know how) → ne pas savoir comment ...loss adjuster n (British)expert m en sinistresloss leader narticle m sacrifiéloss-making [ˈlɒsmeɪkɪŋ] adj [firm] → déficitaire; [product] → vendu(e) à perte

loss

n
Verlust m; hair lossHaarausfall m; weight lossGewichtsverlust m; loss of memory, memory lossGedächtnisverlust m; progressive loss of memoryGedächtnisschwund m; the loss of the last three games upset the teamdie letzten drei Niederlagen brachten die Mannschaft aus der Fassung; the factory closed with the loss of 300 jobsbei der Schließung der Fabrik gingen 300 Stellen verloren; loss of speed/time etcGeschwindigkeits-/Zeitverlust metc; loss of picture/sound (TV) → Bild-/Tonausfall m; to feel a sense of lossein Gefühl ntdes Verlusts haben; he felt her loss very deeplyihr Tod war ein schwerer Verlust für ihn; there was a heavy loss of lifeviele kamen ums Leben
(= amount, sth lost)Verlust m; job lossesStellenkürzungen pl; how many losses has the team had so far?wie viele Spiele hat die Mannschaft bis jetzt verloren?; the army suffered heavy lossesdie Armee erlitt schwere Verluste; Conservative losses in the NorthVerluste plder Konservativen im Norden; his business is running at a losser arbeitet mit Verlust; to sell something at a lossetw mit Verlust verkaufen; it’s your losses ist deine Sache; he’s no losser ist kein (großer) Verlust; you’re a great loss to the civil service (= should have been a civil servant)an dir ist ein Beamter verloren gegangen; a dead loss (Brit inf) → ein böser Reinfall (inf); (= person)ein hoffnungsloser Fall (inf); total lossTotalverlust m; to cut one’s losses (fig)Schluss machen, ehe der Schaden (noch) größer wird, Schadensbegrenzung fbetreiben
to be at a lossnicht mehr weiterwissen; we are at a loss with this problemwir stehen dem Problem ratlos gegenüber; we are at a loss for what to dowir wissen nicht mehr aus noch ein; to be at a loss to explain somethingetw nicht erklären können; we are at a loss to say whywir haben keine Ahnung, warum; to be at a loss for wordsnicht wissen, was man sagen soll; he’s never at a loss for words/an excuseer ist nie um Worte/eine Ausrede verlegen

loss

:
loss adjuster
n (Brit Insur) → Schadenssachverständige(r) mf
loss leader
lossmaker
n (= company)mit Verlust arbeitender Betrieb; (= transaction)Verlustgeschäft nt; (= product)Verlustbringer m
lossmaking
adj a loss companyein Unternehmen, das mit Verlust arbeitet
loss ratio
n (= Insur)Schadensquote f

loss

[lɒs] n
a.perdita
heavy losses (Mil) → gravi perdite
without loss of life → senza perdita di vite umane
to cut one's losses → rimetterci il meno possibile
it's your loss! → quello che ci rimette sei tu!
he's a dead loss (fam) → è un disastro
he's no great loss (fam) → nessuno lo rimpiange di certo
to make a loss → perderci (Comm) → subire una perdita
to sell sth at a loss → vendere qc perdendoci
b. to be at a lossessere perplesso/a
to be at a loss to explain sth → non saper come fare a spiegare qc
to be at a loss for words → essere senza parole

lose

(luːz) past tense, past participle lost (lost) verb
1. to stop having; to have no longer. She has lost interest in her work; I have lost my watch; He lost hold of the rope.
2. to have taken away from one (by death, accident etc). She lost her father last year; The ship was lost in the storm; He has lost his job.
3. to put (something) where it cannot be found. My secretary has lost your letter.
4. not to win. I always lose at cards; She lost the race.
5. to waste or use more (time) than is necessary. He lost no time in informing the police of the crime.
ˈloser noun
a person who loses. The losers congratulated the winners.
loss (los) noun
1. the act or fact of losing. suffering from loss of memory; the loss (= death) of our friend.
2. something which is lost. It was only after he was dead that we realized what a loss he was.
3. the amount (especially of money) which is lost. a loss of 500 pounds.
lost adjective
1. missing; no longer to be found. a lost ticket.
2. not won. The game is lost.
3. wasted; not used properly. a lost opportunity.
4. no longer knowing where one is, or in which direction to go. I don't know whether to turn left or right – I'm lost.
at a loss
not knowing what to do, say etc. He was at a loss for words to express his gratitude.
a bad/good loser
someone who behaves badly or well when he loses a game etc.
lose oneself in
to have all one's attention taken up by. to lose oneself in a book.
lose one's memory
to stop being able to remember things.
lose out
to suffer loss or be at a disadvantage.
lost in
having one's attention wholly taken up by. She was lost in thought.
lost on
wasted, having no effect, on. The joke was lost on her.

to lose (not loose) the match.

loss

خَسَارَةٌ ztráta tab Verlust απώλεια pérdida menetys perte gubitak perdita 喪失 손실 verlies tap strata perda потеря förlust ความสูญเสีย kayıp sự mất mát 损失

loss

n. pérdida;
at a ___confundido-a;
___ of balance___ del equilibrio;
___ of blood___de sangre;
___ of consciousness___ del conocimiento;
___ of contact with reality___ del contacto con la realidad;
___ of grip___ de la retención;
___ of hearing___ de la audición;
___ of memory___ de la memoria;
___ of motion___ del movimiento;
___ of muscle tone___ de la tonicidad muscular;
___ of vision___ de la visión.

loss

n pérdida; I’m sorry for your loss.. Le doy mi más sentido pésame..La-mento mucho su pérdida; hair — caída del cabello; hearing — pérdida de audición; weight — pérdida de peso
References in classic literature ?
It seemed a small loss to others, but to Jo it was a dreadful calamity, and she felt that it never could be made up to her.
The loss of her son made a sharp break in her life and she seemed less inclined to quarrel with her husband.
This, as well as the loss of a deckhand overboard, was the effect of the hurricane, and though the end of the trip came amid sunshine and sweet-scented tropical breezes, many could not forget the dangers through which they had passed.
The loss of his two friends had a depressing effect upon old Mr.
That lady seemed at a loss to make a selection, but finally settled upon a stick of nougat, wondering if it were not too rich; whether it could possibly hurt her.
Mine ear is open, and my heart prepared: The worst is wordly loss thou canst unfold:--Say, is my kingdom lost?
They continued their hostilities in this manner until the fifteenth of April, 1777, when they attacked Boonsborough with a party of above one hundred in number, killed one man, and wounded four--Their loss in this attack was not certainly known to us.
These men, whom she had found so relapsed into barbarism that they had forgotten the most ordinary forms of civilization; these men, even in whose extravagant admiration there was a certain loss of self-respect, that as a woman she would never forgive; these men, who seemed to belong to another race--impossible
Nothing gives a sadder sense of decay than this loss or suspension of the power to deal with unaccustomed things, and to keep up with the swiftness of the passing moment.
Notwithstanding his high native gifts and scholar-like attainments, there was an air about this young minister -- an apprehensive, a startled, a half-frightened look -- as of a being who felt himself quite astray, and at a loss in the pathway of human existence, and could only be at ease in some seclusion of his own.
He seemed to say it was not so simple as that; to be really at a loss how to qualify it.
And somehow, at the time, I felt a sympathy and a sorrow for him, but for I don't know what, unless it was the cruel loss of his leg.