Definition of “loss” - Learner’s Dictionary


noun uk us /lɒs/

B2 the fact of not having someone or something that you had before, or of having less of something than before:

loss of income/memory
job losses
MONEY [ C, U ]

a situation in which a company spends more money than it earns:

Both companies suffered losses this year.
DISADVANTAGE [ no plural ]

a disadvantage caused by someone leaving an organization:

It would be a great loss to the department if you left.
be at a loss

to not know what to do or say:

[ + to do sth ] I'm at a loss to explain his disappearance.
a sense of loss

sadness because someone has died or left

DEATH [ C, U ]

B2 the death of a person:

They never got over the loss of their son.

(Definition of “loss” from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)