from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. That loses or lose, or has or have lost.
  • n. The action of the verb to lose.
  • v. Present participle of lose.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Given to flattery or deceit; flattering; cozening.
  • adj. Causing or likely to cause a loss.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Causing or resulting in loss: as, a losing game, battle, or business.
  • Given to flattery; fawning; cozening; deceitful.


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