Part of speech: noun

The act or state of losing; that which is lost; damage; failure; waste.

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Usage examples "loss":

  1. On the same night of the fire, a man came to tell me of the great loss. - "History of the American Clock Business for the Past Sixty Years, and Life of Chauncey Jerome", Chauncey Jerome.
  2. I was so faint with the loss of blood that I didn't gather half you said. - "The Mandarin's Fan", Fergus Hume.
  3. Since the loss of his uncle had brought his aunt back he was less concerned about it than he otherwise would have been. - "The Stronger Influence", F.E. Mills Young.