|n.||1.||The act of losing; failure; destruction; privation; |
|2.||The state of losing or having lost; the privation, defect, misfortune, harm, etc., which ensues from losing.|
|3.||That which is lost or from which one has parted; waste; - opposed to |
|4.||The state of being lost or destroyed; especially, the wreck or foundering of a ship or other vessel.|
|5.||Failure to gain or win; |
|6.||Failure to use advantageously; |
|7.||(Mil.) Killed, wounded, and captured persons, or captured property.|
|8.||(Insurance) 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; |
|Noun||1.||loss - the act of losing; "everyone expected him to win so his loss was a shock"|
|2.||loss - something that is lost; "the car was a total loss"; "loss of livestock left the rancher bankrupt"|
|3.||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"|
gain - the amount by which the revenue of a business exceeds its cost of operating
|4.||loss - gradual decline in amount or activity; "weight loss"; "a serious loss of business"|
|5.||loss - the disadvantage that results from losing something; "his loss of credibility led to his resignation"; "losing him is no great deprivation"|
|6.||loss - military personnel lost by death or capture|
Synonyms: personnel casualty
|7.||loss - the experience of losing a loved one; "he sympathized on the loss of their grandfather"|
|8.||loss - euphemistic expressions for death; "thousands mourned his passing"|
LOSS, contracts. The deprivation of something which one had, which was
either advantageous, agreeable or commodious.
2. In cases of partnership, the losses are in general borne by the partners equally, unless stipulations or circumstance's manifest a different intention. Story, Partn. Sec. 24. But it is not essential that the partners should all share the losses. They may agree, that if there shall be no profits, but a loss, that the loss shall be borne by one or more of the partners exclusively, and that the others shall, inter se, be exempted from all liabilities for losses. Colly. Partn. 11; Gow, Partn. 9; 3 M. & Wels. 357; 5 Barn. & Ald. 954 Story, Partn. Sec. 23.
3. When a thing sold is lost by an accident, as by fire, the loss falls on the owner, res perit domino, and questions not unfrequently arise, as to whether the thing has been delivered and passed to the purchaser, or whether it remains still the property of the seller. See, on this subject, Delivery.
|(jargon)||loss - Something (not a person) that loses; a situation in
which something is losing. Emphatic forms include "moby
loss", and "total loss", "complete loss". Common
interjections are "What a loss!" and "What a moby loss!"
Note that "moby loss" is OK even though **"moby loser" is not
used; applied to an abstract noun, moby is simply a magnifier,
whereas when applied to a person it implies substance and has