US: /ˈɫɔs/
UK: /lˈɒs/

English Vietnamese dictionary

loss /lɔs/
  • danh từ
    • sự mất
    • sự thua, sự thất bại
      • the loss of a battle: sự thua trận
    • sự thiệt hại, tổn hại, tổn thất, thua lỗ
      • to suffer heavy losses: bị thiệt hại nặng
      • to seli at a loss: bán lỗ vốn
      • a deal loss: sự mất không
      • to make up a loss: bù vào chỗ thiệt
      • the dealth of Lenin was a great loss to the world proletarian movement: Lê-nin mất đi là một tổn thất lớn cho phong trào vô sản thế giới
    • sự uổng phí, sự bỏ phí
      • without loss of time: không để uổng phí thì giờ
    • to be at a loss
      • lúng túng, bối rối, luống cuống
    • to be a loss to answers (for an answer; how to answer): lúng túng không biết trả lời thế nào

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun
1 [U, C, usually sing.] the state of no longer having sth or as much of sth; the process that leads to this: loss of blood / sleep / self-control + hair / weight loss + I want to report the loss of a package. + The closure of the factory will lead to a number of job losses. + When she died I was filled with a sense of loss. + loss of earnings (= the money you do not earn because you are prevented from working)
2 [C] money that has been lost by a business or an organization: The company has announced net losses of $1.5 million. + We made a loss on (= lost money on) the deal. + We are now operating at a loss.
Antonym: PROFIT
3 [C, U] the death of a person: The loss of his wife was a great blow to him. + Enemy troops suffered heavy losses. + The drought has led to widespread loss of life.
4 [sing.] the disadvantage that is caused when sb leaves or when a useful or valuable object is taken away; a person who causes a disadvantage by leaving: Her departure is a big loss to the school. + She will be a great loss to the school. + If he isn't prepared to accept this money, then that's his loss.
See also - DEAD LOSS
Idioms: at a loss not knowing what to say or do: His comments left me at a loss for words. + I'm at a loss what to do next.
cut your losses to stop doing sth that is not successful before the situation becomes even worse: I decided to cut my losses and move back to England.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 deprivation, bereavement, privation, denial, sacrifice, forfeiture, disappearance:
We must be constantly vigilant to watch for any loss of our liberty.
2 diminution, erosion, reduction, impoverishment, depletion, shrinkage:
New policies are in place to stem the loss of parkland.
3 disadvantage, detriment, harm, impairment, injury, damage:
I don't regard Wentworth's resignation as any great loss.
4 waste, wastage, wasting, squandering:
The loss of time was owing to a train delay.
5 defeat, set-back, disadvantage, disappointment, failure, downfall, collapse, breakdown, ruin; drubbing, trouncing:
His loss is my gain.
6 Often, losses. debit(s), liability (liabilities), negative cash flow:
The company wrote off the losses.
7 Often, losses. death, dying, passing, demise, destruction, extermination, extinction, annihilation:
The loss from disease was overwhelming. What losses did they suffer in the battle?

Collocation dictionary

1 losing of sb/sth


appreciable, dramatic, great, major, serious, significant, substantial, tremendous
The ship sank with great loss of life. She suffered a significant loss of hearing after the operation.
| slight | total | temporary | permanent | sad
His death is a sad loss to all who knew him.
| blood, hair, hearing, weight
Weight loss can be a sign of a serious illness.
| job
The company is expected to announce 200 job losses.


China mourned the loss of a great leader.


~ of
loss of appetite loss of confidence


no great loss
She wouldn't be able to attend the lecture, which was no great loss.
| a sense of loss
She was filled with an overwhelming sense of loss.

2 amount of money lost


heavy, huge, massive | slight, small | net | pre-tax | overall, total | economic, financial | trading


incur, make, suffer, sustain
There's no way you can make a loss on this deal. The business sustained losses of £20 million.
| cut, minimize
He decided to cut his losses and sell the shares before they sank further.
| recoup, recover
It took the firm five years to recoup its losses.
| offset
We can offset the loss against next year's budget.
| underwrite
No bank would be willing to underwrite such a loss.


at a ~
The bookshop was operating at a loss.
| ~ on
We made a net loss on the transaction.

3 sb/sth lost/killed


big, great, heavy, severe
The enemy suffered heavy losses.


suffer, sustain, take | inflict
Fighter planes inflicted heavy losses on the enemy.

Concise English dictionary

losseslɔs /lɒs
+the act of losing
+something that is lost
+the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue
+gradual decline in amount or activity
+the disadvantage that results from losing something
+military personnel lost by death or capture
+the experience of losing a loved one
+euphemistic expressions for death