the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue
gradual decline in amount or activity
the act of losing someone or something
the experience of losing a loved one
euphemistic expressions for death
military personnel lost by death or capture
the disadvantage that results from losing something
The act of losing; failure; destruction; privation; as, the loss of property; loss of money by gaming; loss of health or reputation.
The state of losing or having lost; the privation, defect, misfortune, harm, etc., which ensues from losing.
That which is lost or from which one has parted; waste;
The state of being lost or destroyed; especially, the wreck or foundering of a ship or other vessel.
Failure to gain or win; as, loss of a race or battle.
Failure to use advantageously; as, loss of time.
Killed, wounded, and captured persons, or captured property.
Destruction or diminution of value, if brought about in a manner provided for in the insurance contract (as destruction by fire or wreck, damage by water or smoke), or the death or injury of an insured person; also, the sum paid or payable therefor; as, the losses of the company this year amount to a million of dollars.