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    • [laws, los]
    • /lɔs, lɒs/
    • /lɒs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [laws, los]
    • /lɔs, lɒs/

Definitions of losses word

  • noun losses detriment, disadvantage, or deprivation from failure to keep, have, or get: to bear the loss of a robbery. 1
  • noun losses something that is lost: The painting was the greatest loss from the robbery. 1
  • noun losses an amount or number lost: The loss of life increased each day. 1
  • noun losses the state of being deprived of or of being without something that one has had: the loss of old friends. 1
  • noun losses death, or the fact of being dead: to mourn the loss of a grandparent. 1
  • noun losses the accidental or inadvertent losing of something dropped, misplaced, stolen, etc.: to discover the loss of a document. 1

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Origin of losses

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; Middle English; Old English los destruction; cognate with Old Norse los looseness, breaking up. See lose, loose

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Parts of speech for Losses


losses popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for losses

noun losses

  • toll — the act of tolling a bell.

Antonyms for losses

noun losses

  • lucre — monetary reward or gain; money.
  • earnings — money earned; wages; profits.
  • receipts — a written acknowledgment of having received, or taken into one's possession, a specified amount of money, goods, etc.

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