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Definition of "losing" []

  • Failing to win, as in a sport or game: a losing team; a losing lottery ticket. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to one that fails to win: a losing season; a losing battle. (adjective)
  • The act of one that loses; loss. (noun)
  • Something lost, such as money at gambling. Often used in the plural. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "losing" in a sentence
  • "That, it transpired, was glandular fever, and Federer was affected by it not only while losing to Murray in the first round here, but possibly even while he was ­losing his Wimbledon title and No1 ranking."
  • "Queens Bench Division president Sir Anthony May summed up Jackson LJ's thinking when he stated: "Is it right in principle that a losing party should have to pay an additional amount, in excess of the proper and reasonable costs of ­litigation, to cover the ­winning party's lawyer's costs of ­losing other cases on behalf of other clients?""
  • ""We were successful - if that's what you call losing three-quarters of the Sarronnese forces, half of our black iron equipment, and almost killing the one real wizard we have.""