- 1the state or feeling of grief when deprived of someone or something of value
- 2the fact or process of losing something or someone
Using loss: Examples
Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "loss" can be used in various situations through the following examples!
The loss of her father was devastating.
The team suffered a loss in the championship game.
I can't find my keys; it's another loss for me.
The company reported a loss for the quarter.
loss Synonyms and Antonyms
Idioms Using loss
cut one's losses
to stop doing something that is causing problems or is unlikely to succeed, in order to avoid losing more time, money, or effort
After months of trying to fix the old car, he decided to cut his losses and buy a new one.
The stock market crash caused many investors to take a loss on their portfolios.
to work harder or faster than usual in order to compensate for a period of delay or inactivity
After being sick for a week, she had to make up for lost time at work.
Phrases with loss
He has been sick and is experiencing a loss of appetite.
a situation where someone loses the respect of others, often due to a mistake or failure
The company's recent scandal resulted in a significant loss of face for its CEO.
The hurricane caused significant damage and a tragic loss of life.
Summary: loss in Brief
The term 'loss' [lɒs] refers to the state or feeling of grief when deprived of someone or something of value, or the fact or process of losing something or someone. It can be used in various contexts, such as personal loss, sports, or finance, as in 'The company reported a loss for the quarter.' 'Loss' extends into phrases like 'loss of appetite,' and idioms like 'cut one's losses,' denoting the need to stop doing something that is causing problems or is unlikely to succeed.