What does loser mean?

Definitions for loser
ˈlu zərlos·er

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word loser.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. loser, also-rannoun

    a contestant who loses the contest

  2. failure, loser, nonstarter, unsuccessful personnoun

    a person with a record of failing; someone who loses consistently

  3. losernoun

    a gambler who loses a bet


  1. losernoun

    A person who fails to win.

    In a two-horse race there is always one winner and one loser.

  2. losernoun

    Someone who loses in a specified manner.

    He was always a good loser.

  3. losernoun

    Someone with bad luck or poor skills who consistently loses.

    I'm a constant loser in love.

  4. losernoun

    Something of poor quality.

    That dictionary is a loser!

  5. losernoun

    A person of unhappy circumstances.

    That guy is a born loser!

  6. losernoun

    A contemptible or unfashionable person.

    That person is a loser!

  7. losernoun

    Someone that has lost weight. (a recent term, originally from Kelloggs, but now has come from NBC show "The Biggest Loser")

    She is such a loser, she lost 15 kilos!

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Losernoun

    One that is deprived of any thing; one that forfeits any thing; one that is impaired in his possession or hope; the contrary to winner or gainer.

    Etymology: from lose.

    With the losers let it sympathize,
    For nothing can seem foul to those that win. William Shakespeare.

    No man can be provident of his time that is not prudent in the choice of his company; and if one of the speakers be vain, tedious, and trifling, he that hears, and he that answers, are equal losers of their time. Jeremy Taylor, holy Living.

    Losers and malecontents, whose portion and inheritance is a freedom to speak. Robert South, Sermons.

    It cannot last, because that act seems to have been carried on rather by the interest of particular countries, than by that of the whole, which must be a loser by it. William Temple.

    A bull with gilded horns,
    Shall be the portion of the conquering chief,
    A sword and helm shall chear the loser’s grief. Dryden.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Losernoun

    one who loses


  1. Loser

    "Loser" is a song by the American alternative rock singer Beck. It was written by Beck and record producer Carl Stephenson, who both produced the song with Tom Rothrock. "Loser" was initially released as Beck's second single by independent record label Bong Load Custom Records on 12" vinyl format with catalogue number BL5 on March 8, 1993. When it was first released independently, "Loser" began receiving airplay on various modern rock stations, and the song's popularity eventually led to a major-label record deal with Geffen Records-subsidiary DGC Records. After the song's re-release under DGC, the song peaked at #10 on the United States Billboard Hot 100 in April 1994, becoming Beck's first single to hit a major chart. The song was subsequently released on the 1994 album Mellow Gold.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. loser

    An unexpectedly bad situation, program, programmer, or person. Someone who habitually loses. (Even winners can lose occasionally.) Someone who knows not and knows not that he knows not. Emphatic forms are real loser, total loser, and complete loser (but not **moby loser, which would be a contradiction in terms). See luser.

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Anagrams for loser »

  1. roles

  2. slore

  3. sorel

  4. lo-res

  5. relos

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of loser in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of loser in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of loser in a Sentence

  1. Win McNamee/Getty Images:

    It is a loser to try to stifle the speech of parents -- which is what they are doing, it was a threat, [C]ritical Race Theory is taught and promoted in Virginia schools and there is plenty of evidence that Terry McAuliffe is lying about; that President Obama is lying about – and they are telling that to the parents who see it firsthand.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    If Lincoln were alive today, imagine the foolishness he would have to suffer. Advisers telling him to shave his beard. Cable pundits telling him to lose the top hat, opposition researchers calling him a five-time loser before the age of 50.

  3. Ancient Egyptian:

    If the loser smiles, the winner loses the pleasure of winning.

  4. Mike Pompeo:

    Strategically, the Obama administration made a bet that the deal would spur Iran to stop its rogue-state actions and conform to international norms, that bet was a loser with massive repercussions for all people living in Middle East.

  5. Bethenny Frankel:

    Do I agree with some of the losers on his loser list today ? Yes. Do I like that he is making this an exciting election and creating a conversation … ? I enjoy that because it is not about being politically correct. i just like that [ Donald Trump speaks Donald Trump mind ] in general because it’s going to throw all the other candidates off because people are reacting to Donald Trump so people are going to feel like they have to really actually answer questions and not be so full of it.

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