Antonyms for loss

Grammar : Noun
Spell : laws, los
Phonetic Transcription : lɔs, lɒs

Definition of loss

Origin :
  • Old English los "loss, destruction," from Proto-Germanic *lausa- (see lose). The modern word, however, probably evolved 14c. with a weaker sense, from lost, the original past participle of lose. Phrase at a loss (1590s) originally refers to hounds losing the scent. To cut (one's) losses is from 1885, originally in finance.
  • noun misfortune, deficit; something misplaced or lost
Example sentences :
  • She might die, and if he ever returned it would be to realize the loss he had sustained.
  • Extract from : « Brave and Bold » by Horatio Alger
  • Was it not over soon after the loss of the good grandmother?
  • Extract from : « The Armourer's Prentices » by Charlotte M. Yonge
  • I am glad you mentioned that word, because we should have been at a loss what to have called it.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • The saddest part of loss, I think, is that one so soon gets over it.
  • Extract from : « Ballads of a Bohemian » by Robert W. Service
  • Other millions began to fear the loss of their money and possessions.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • His loss before the fort was about one hundred and fifty men.
  • Extract from : « A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion » by William Dobein James
  • I was rather at a loss for names of reference to these parts.
  • Extract from : « Journal of an Expedition into the Interior of Tropical Australia » by Thomas Mitchell
  • It is loss for the one who departs as well as for those who remain behind.
  • Extract from : « The Conquest of Fear » by Basil King
  • Poulson mentions the loss of three structures between 1776 and 1816.
  • Extract from : « Yorkshire Painted And Described » by Gordon Home
  • He found himself wholly at a loss before the woman's unexpected reply.
  • Extract from : « Within the Law » by Marvin Dana

Synonyms for loss

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