What does the word loss mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Chauncey Jerome
  2. I was so faint with the loss of blood that I didn't gather half you said. – The Mandarin's Fan by 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 by F.E. Mills Young