Student Thesaurus

One entry found for loss.
Entry Word: loss
Function: noun
Text: 1 the act or an instance of not having or being able to find <he was upset over the loss of his bike>
Synonyms mislaying, misplacement
Related Words deprivation, dispossession; forfeit, forfeiture, penalty; sacrifice; bereavement
Antonyms acquisition, gain
2 a person or thing harmed, lost, or destroyed <the platoon was able to accomplish its mission without any losses> -- see CASUALTY 1
3 failure to win a contest <we're discouraged by our loss on Friday, but we're training hard for next week's game anyway> -- see DEFEAT 1
4 the amount by which something is lessened <was determined to stay on the diet until he showed a loss of ten pounds> -- see DECREASE
5 the state of being robbed of something normally enjoyed <her loss of sleep meant that she had trouble concentrating in class> -- see PRIVATION
6 the state or fact of being rendered nonexistent, physically unsound, or useless <the loss of the ship was more significant than the loss of its cargo> -- see DESTRUCTION