What does Discontinue mean?

Definitions for Discontinue
ˌdɪs kənˈtɪn yuDis·con·tin·ue

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. discontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay off(verb)

    put an end to a state or an activity

    "Quit teasing your little brother"

  2. discontinue(verb)

    come to or be at an end

    "the support from our sponsoring agency will discontinue after March 31"

  3. break, break off, discontinue, stop(verb)

    prevent completion

    "stop the project"; "break off the negotiations"


  1. discontinue(Verb)

    To stop a process; especially as regards commercial productions; to stop producing, making, or supplying something.

    They plan to discontinue that design.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Discontinue(verb)

    to interrupt the continuance of; to intermit, as a practice or habit; to put an end to; to cause to cease; to cease using, to stop; to leave off

    Etymology: [Cf. F. discontinuer.]

  2. Discontinue(verb)

    to lose continuity or cohesion of parts; to be disrupted or broken off

    Etymology: [Cf. F. discontinuer.]

  3. Discontinue(verb)

    to be separated or severed; to part

    Etymology: [Cf. F. discontinuer.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Discontinue

    dis-kon-tin′ū, v.t. to cease to continue: to put an end to: to leave off: to stop.—v.i. to cease: to be separated from.—ns. Discontin′uance, Discontinuā′tion, a breaking off or ceasing; Discontinū′ity.—adj. Discontin′uous, not continuous: broken off: separated: interrupted by intervening spaces.—adv. Discontin′uously. [O. Fr. discontinuer—L. dis, neg., and continuāre, to continue.]

How to pronounce Discontinue?

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How to say Discontinue in sign language?

  1. discontinue


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Discontinue in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Discontinue in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Discontinue in a Sentence

  1. Buffalo Wild Wings:

    Upon careful review, we have decided to discontinue airing our current television commercials featuring Steve Rannazzisi.

  2. Wayne Hall:

    People who used occasionally in their 20s and discontinue as most cannabis users do, are at low risk of developing any cognitive impairment, but cannabis is a drug, and like all drugs, it can harm users when used in particular ways.

  3. College President Sandy Shugart:

    Following a comprehensive external investigation and a thorough internal review, we identified teaching methods that employ sophisticated simulators and have decided to permanently discontinue the use of student volunteers for transvaginal ultrasound scanning.

  4. Emma Goldman:

    In taking out an insurance policy one pays for it in dollars and cents, always at liberty to discontinue payments. If, however, woman's premium is a husband, she pays for it with her name, her privacy, her self-respect, her very life, until death doth part.

  5. Olivier Andries:

    No decision was taken to discontinue the original A350, most senior executives at the time were against the Extra-Wide Body. Even in the summer of 2006 the decision was not secure.

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