So 1981-82 losses totaled 2.2 percent of the labor force, the same as now.
Hopes are dashed, losses mount, and the most bitter change comes uninvited to Downton Abbey.
Moreover, Mr. Madoff told his sons that there were $50 billion in losses.
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.