Lost vs. Loss

By Jaxson

  • Lost (adjective)

    Having wandered from, or unable to find, the way.

    “The children were soon lost in the forest.”

  • Lost (adjective)

    In an unknown location; unable to be found.

    “Deep beneath the ocean, the Titanic was lost to the world.”

  • Lost (adjective)

    Not perceptible to the senses; no longer visible.

    “an island lost in a fog; a person lost in a crowd”

  • Lost (adjective)

    Parted with; no longer held or possessed.

    “a lost limb; lost honour”

  • Lost (adjective)

    Not employed or enjoyed; thrown away; employed ineffectually; wasted; squandered.

    “a lost day; a lost opportunity or benefit”

  • Lost (adjective)

    Ruined or destroyed, either physically or morally; past help or hope.

    “a ship lost at sea; a woman lost to virtue; a lost soul”

  • Lost (adjective)

    Hardened beyond sensibility or recovery; alienated; insensible.

    “lost to shame; lost to all sense of honour”

  • Lost (adjective)

    Occupied with, or under the influence of, something, so as not to notice external things.

    “to be lost in thought”

  • Loss (noun)

    an instance of losing, such as a defeat

    “The match ended in their first loss of the season.”

  • Loss (noun)

    The result of an alteration in a function or characteristic of the body, or of its previous integrity.

    “Loss of an arm ; loss of weight ; loss of cognitive functions ; loss of appetite.”

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  • Loss (noun)

    the hurtful condition of having lost something or someone, particularly in death.

    “We mourn his loss.”

  • Loss (noun)

    casualties, especially physically eliminated victims of violent conflict

    “The battle was won, but losses were great.”

  • Loss (noun)

    the sum an entity loses on balance

    “The sum of expenditures and taxes minus total income is a loss, when this difference is positive.”

  • Loss (noun)

    destruction, ruin

    “It was a terrible crash: both cars were total losses”

  • Loss (noun)

    electricity of kinetic power expended without doing useful work

    “The inefficiency of many old-fashioned power plants exceeds 60% loss before the subsequent losses during transport over the grid”

  • Loss (verb)

    alternative spelling of lost


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