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.)

  1. to deduct a certain amount from (a charge, etc.).

  2. to offer for sale or sell at a reduced price.

  3. to lend money on (commercial paper) after deducting interest.

    Category: Business

  4. to buy or sell (a note, bill, etc.) discounted for the amount of interest yet to be paid.

    Category: Business

  5. to leave out of account; disregard.

  6. to allow for exaggeration in (a statement, opinion, etc.).

  7. to take into account in advance, often so as to diminish the effect of.

  8. (v.i.)to offer goods or services at a reduced price.

  9. (n.)the act or an instance of discounting.

  10. an amount deducted from the usual list price.

  11. any deduction from the nominal value.

  12. a payment of interest in advance upon a loan of money.

    Category: Business

  13. an allowance made for exaggeration or bias, as in a report or story.

  14. (adj.)selling at less than the usual price.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  15. selling goods at a discount.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Idioms for discount:

  1. at a discount,below the usual list price.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of discount:

1615–25; on the model of F décompter

dis′count•er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. discount, price reduction, deduction(noun)

    the act of reducing the selling price of merchandise

  2. discount rate, discount, bank discount(noun)

    interest on an annual basis deducted in advance on a loan

  3. rebate, discount(noun)

    a refund of some fraction of the amount paid

  4. deduction, discount(verb)

    an amount or percentage deducted

  5. dismiss, disregard, brush aside, brush off, discount, push aside, ignore(verb)

    bar from attention or consideration

    "She dismissed his advances"

  6. discount(verb)

    give a reduction in price on

    "I never discount these books-they sell like hot cakes"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. discount(noun)ˈdɪs kaʊnt, dɪsˈkaʊnt; n., adj. ˈdɪs kaʊnt

    a reduction in price

    a 10% discount on all books

  2. 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.

  3. discountˈdɪs kaʊnt, dɪsˈkaʊnt; n., adj. ˈdɪs kaʊnt

    to reduce the price of sth

    heavily discounted prices

Wiktionary

  1. discount(Noun)

    A deduction made for interest, in advancing money upon, or purchasing, a bill or note not due; payment in advance of interest upon money.

  2. discount(Noun)

    A reduction in price.

  3. discount(Noun)

    The rate of interest charged in discounting.

  4. discount(Verb)

    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.

  5. discount(Verb)

    To lend money upon, deducting the discount or allowance for interest; as, the banks discount notes and bills of exchange.

  6. discount(Verb)

    To take into consideration beforehand; to anticipate and form conclusions concerning (an event).

  7. discount(Verb)

    To leave out of account; to take no notice of.

  8. discount(Verb)

    To lend, or make a practice of lending, money, abating the discount; as, the discount for sixty or ninety days.

  9. discount(Adjective)

    Of goods, available at reduced prices; discounted.

    This store specializes in discount wares.

  10. discount(Adjective)

    Of a store, specializing in goods at reduced prices.

    If you're looking for cheap clothes, there's a discount clothier around the corner.

  11. Origin: Alteration of décompte, from disconter, desconter, from discomputare, from dis + computare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Discount

    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

  2. Discount

    to lend money upon, deducting the discount or allowance for interest; as, the banks discount notes and bills of exchange

  3. Discount

    to take into consideration beforehand; to anticipate and form conclusions concerning (an event)

  4. Discount

    to leave out of account; to take no notice of

  5. Discount(verb)

    to lend, or make a practice of lending, money, abating the discount; as, the discount for sixty or ninety days

  6. Discount(verb)

    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

  7. Discount(verb)

    a deduction made for interest, in advancing money upon, or purchasing, a bill or note not due; payment in advance of interest upon money

  8. Discount(verb)

    the rate of interest charged in discounting

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. DISCOUNT

    Something often sold in place of goods.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Discount' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4117

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Discount' in Nouns Frequency: #1624


Translations for Discount

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

discount(noun)

a (small) sum taken off the price of something

He gave me a discount of 20%.

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