What does discuss mean?

Definitions for discussdɪˈskʌs

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. discourse, talk about, discuss(verb)

    to consider or examine in speech or writing

    "The author talks about the different aspects of this question"; "The class discussed Dante's `Inferno'"

  2. hash out, discuss, talk over(verb)

    speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion

    "We discussed our household budget"

Wiktionary

  1. discuss(Verb)

    To drive away, disperse, shake off.

  2. discuss(Verb)

    To converse or debate concerning a particular topic.

  3. discuss(Verb)

    To communicate, tell, or disclose (information, a message, etc.).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Discuss(verb)

    to break to pieces; to shatter

  2. Discuss(verb)

    to break up; to disperse; to scatter; to dissipate; to drive away; -- said especially of tumors

  3. Discuss(verb)

    to shake; to put away; to finish

  4. Discuss(verb)

    to examine in detail or by disputation; to reason upon by presenting favorable and adverse considerations; to debate; to sift; to investigate; to ventilate

  5. Discuss(verb)

    to deal with, in eating or drinking

  6. Discuss(verb)

    to examine or search thoroughly; to exhaust a remedy against, as against a principal debtor before proceeding against the surety

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Discuss

    dis-kus′, v.t. to examine in detail, or by disputation: to debate: to sift: (coll.) to consume, as a bottle of wine.—adj. Discuss′able.—n. Discus′sion, debate: (surg.) dispersion of a tumour.—adjs. Discuss′ive, Discū′tient, able or tending to discuss or disperse tumours.—n. Discū′tient, a medicine with this property. [L. discutĕre, discussumdis, asunder, quatĕre, to shake.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'discuss' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1917

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'discuss' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1606

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'discuss' in Verbs Frequency: #148

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of discuss in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of discuss in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Unknown:

    Great minds discuss ideas Average minds discuss events Small minds discuss people.

  2. Eleanor Roosevelt:

    Great minds discuss ideas; Average minds discuss events; Small minds discuss people.

  3. Mark Twain:

    We had the sky up there, and we used to lay on our backs and look up at them, and discuss whether they was made or just happened.

  4. Toni Atkins:

    He's not unaware of the proposal I'm going to put forward, and he's willing to discuss it, But U.C. has to be willing to discuss it, too.

  5. Michel de Montaigne:

    Don't discuss yourself, for you are bound to lose if you belittle yourself, you are believed if you praise yourself, you are disbelieved.

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