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  1. losingnoun

    The action of the verb to lose.

  2. losingadjective

    That loses or lose, or has or have lost.

    Being on the losing team is disappointing.


  1. Losing

    Losing You is a song recorded by American recording artist Solange Knowles. It was written by Dev Hynes and Knowles, with production helmed by the former under his pseudonym Blood Orange along with Kevin Barnes. Serving as the lead single from her EP True, the song was first released for download on October 2, 2012 via Terrible Records, a label co-run by Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor. "Losing You" is a R&B, dance-pop and indie pop song with influences of electronic music. The song received universal acclaim from music critics. The single's accompanying music video was directed by Melina Matsoukas and shot at multiple locations in the township of Langa in Cape Town, South Africa. Following the release, "Losing You" reached the top ten of the single charts in Denmark and Flanders, and peaked at number 22 on the UK Indie Chart.


  1. losing

    Losing refers to experiencing defeat, failure, or being unsuccessful in achieving a desired outcome or goal. It often involves the act of not winning or coming up short in a competition, game, or confrontation. Losing can also encompass the feeling of disappointment, discouragement, or sadness that arises as a result of not accomplishing what was expected or desired.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Losing

    of Lose

  2. Losingadjective

    given to flattery or deceit; flattering; cozening

  3. Losingverb

    causing or incurring loss; as, a losing game or business

  4. Etymology: [See Losenger.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. losing

    Said of anything that is or causes a lose or lossage. “The compiler is losing badly when I try to use templates.”

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Losing is ranked #110825 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Losing surname appeared 159 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Losing.

    96.2% or 153 total occurrences were White.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'losing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3000

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'losing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2284

Anagrams for losing »

  1. lingos

  2. logins

  3. logs in

  4. soling

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of losing in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of losing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of losing in a Sentence

  1. Kyle Shanahan:

    It was a tough loss, and it hurts everybody in that( locker) room losing Super Bowl, we had opportunities to win that and came up short. Win or lose, it doesn't change how I feel about our team. I'm proud of all of the guys for what they did all year, and I'm proud of what they did today.

  2. The BIS:

    Intelligence has confirmed that Russia does not consider its ongoing interest in Czech nuclear power engineering as fighting a losing battle.

  3. Munir Safieldin:

    Millions of children are at the risk of losing the right to education.

  4. Kevin Warsh:

    Unless American policymakers recognize the new technology frontier, the U.S. runs the risk of losing the privilege of currency dominance.

  5. Jim Christiana:

    I liken it to the Philadelphia Eagles losing to the Kansas City Chiefs in week two.

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