Definitions for Discountˈdɪs kaʊnt, dɪsˈkaʊnt; ˈdɪs kaʊnt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
dis•countˈdɪs kaʊnt, dɪsˈkaʊnt; ˈdɪs kaʊnt(v.; n., adj.; v.t.)
to deduct a certain amount from (a charge, etc.).
to offer for sale or sell at a reduced price.
to lend money on (commercial paper) after deducting interest.
to buy or sell (a note, bill, etc.) discounted for the amount of interest yet to be paid.
to leave out of account; disregard.
to allow for exaggeration in (a statement, opinion, etc.).
to take into account in advance, often so as to diminish the effect of.
(v.i.)to offer goods or services at a reduced price.
(n.)the act or an instance of discounting.
an amount deducted from the usual list price.
any deduction from the nominal value.
a payment of interest in advance upon a loan of money.
an allowance made for exaggeration or bias, as in a report or story.
(adj.)selling at less than the usual price.
Category: Common Vocabulary
selling goods at a discount.
Category: Common Vocabulary
Idioms for discount:
at a discount,below the usual list price.
Origin of discount:
1615–25; on the model of F décompter
discount, price reduction, deduction(noun)
the act of reducing the selling price of merchandise
discount rate, discount, bank discount(noun)
interest on an annual basis deducted in advance on a loan
a refund of some fraction of the amount paid
an amount or percentage deducted
dismiss, disregard, brush aside, brush off, discount, push aside, ignore(verb)
bar from attention or consideration
"She dismissed his advances"
give a reduction in price on
"I never discount these books-they sell like hot cakes"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
discount(noun)ˈdɪs kaʊnt, dɪsˈkaʊnt; n., adj. ˈdɪs kaʊnt
a reduction in price
a 10% discount on all books
discount(verb)ˈdɪs kaʊnt, dɪsˈkaʊnt; n., adj. ˈdɪs kaʊnt
to state that sth is not significant or cannot be correct; = disregard
Most scientists discounted the theory.
discountˈdɪs kaʊnt, dɪsˈkaʊnt; n., adj. ˈdɪs kaʊnt
to reduce the price of sth
heavily discounted prices
A deduction made for interest, in advancing money upon, or purchasing, a bill or note not due; payment in advance of interest upon money.
A reduction in price.
The rate of interest charged in discounting.
To deduct from an account, debt, charge, and the like; to make an abatement of; as, merchants sometimes discount five or six per cent for prompt payment of bills.
To lend money upon, deducting the discount or allowance for interest; as, the banks discount notes and bills of exchange.
To take into consideration beforehand; to anticipate and form conclusions concerning (an event).
To leave out of account; to take no notice of.
To lend, or make a practice of lending, money, abating the discount; as, the discount for sixty or ninety days.
Of goods, available at reduced prices; discounted.
This store specializes in discount wares.
Of a store, specializing in goods at reduced prices.
If you're looking for cheap clothes, there's a discount clothier around the corner.
Origin: Alteration of décompte, from disconter, desconter, from discomputare, from dis + computare.
to deduct from an account, debt, charge, and the like; to make an abatement of; as, merchants sometimes discount five or six per cent for prompt payment of bills
to lend money upon, deducting the discount or allowance for interest; as, the banks discount notes and bills of exchange
to take into consideration beforehand; to anticipate and form conclusions concerning (an event)
to leave out of account; to take no notice of
to lend, or make a practice of lending, money, abating the discount; as, the discount for sixty or ninety days
a counting off or deduction made from a gross sum on any account whatever; an allowance upon an account, debt, demand, price asked, and the like; something taken or deducted
a deduction made for interest, in advancing money upon, or purchasing, a bill or note not due; payment in advance of interest upon money
the rate of interest charged in discounting
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
Something often sold in place of goods.
Discounting is a financial mechanism in which a debtor obtains the right to delay payments to a creditor, for a defined period of time, in exchange for a charge or fee. Essentially, the party that owes money in the present purchases the right to delay the payment until some future date. The discount, or charge, is the difference between the original amount owed in the present and the amount that has to be paid in the future to settle the debt. The discount is usually associated with a discount rate, which is also called the discount yield. The discount yield is the proportional share of the initial amount owed that must be paid to delay payment for 1 year. discount yield = "charge" to delay payment for 1 year / debt liability It is also the rate at which the amount owed must rise to delay payment for 1 year. Since a person can earn a return on money invested over some period of time, most economic and financial models assume the discount yield is the same as the rate of return the person could receive by investing this money elsewhere over the given period of time covered by the delay in payment.
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Translations for Discount
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a (small) sum taken off the price of something
He gave me a discount of 20%.
- afslag, kortingAfrikaans
- خَصْم، تَنْزيل، حَسْمArabic
- descontoPortuguese (BR)
- der PreisnachlaßGerman
- potongan hargaIndonesian
- potongan hargaMalay
- rabatt, avslagNorwegian
- discount, rabatRomanian
- (價格)折扣Chinese (Trad.)
- خاص گاہکوں کے لۓ قیمت میں کٹوتیUrdu
- tiền khấu trừVietnamese
- （价格）折扣Chinese (Simp.)
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