What does discard mean?

Definitions for discard
dɪˈskɑrd; ˈdɪs kɑrddis·card

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. discard(noun)

    anything that is cast aside or discarded

  2. discard(noun)

    (cards) the act of throwing out a useless card or of failing to follow suit

  3. discard, throwing away(verb)

    getting rid something that is regarded as useless or undesirable

  4. discard, fling, toss, toss out, toss away, chuck out, cast aside, dispose, throw out, cast out, throw away, cast away, put away(verb)

    throw or cast away

    "Put away your worries"

Wiktionary

  1. discard(Noun)

    Anything discarded.

    Etymology: descarter, for more usual escarter (French écarter), *. Although early associated with card play, it doesn't derive from card.

  2. discard(Noun)

    A discarded playing card in a card game.

    Etymology: descarter, for more usual escarter (French écarter), *. Although early associated with card play, it doesn't derive from card.

  3. discard(Verb)

    to throw away, to reject

    Etymology: descarter, for more usual escarter (French écarter), *. Although early associated with card play, it doesn't derive from card.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Discard(verb)

    to throw out of one's hand, as superfluous cards; to lay aside (a card or cards)

  2. Discard(verb)

    to cast off as useless or as no longer of service; to dismiss from employment, confidence, or favor; to discharge; to turn away

  3. Discard(verb)

    to put or thrust away; to reject

  4. Discard(verb)

    to make a discard

  5. Discard(noun)

    the act of discarding; also, the card or cards discarded

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Discard

    dis-kärd, v.t. and v.i. to throw away, as not needed or not allowed by the game, said of cards: in whist, to throw down a (useless) card of another suit when one cannot follow suit and cannot or will not trump: to cast off: to discharge: to reject.—n. the act of discarding: the card or cards thrown out of the hand.—n. Discard′ment.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of discard in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of discard in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of discard in a Sentence

  1. David Klassen:

    The study importantly illustrates that recipient outcomes are similar to those obtained from donors who die from other causes. It also illustrates how the transplant system has successfully incorporated the use of organs from these donors into clinical practice, resulting in benefits to many patients, underutilization of organs from these donors still occurs and is probably underestimated in this paper by looking at 'discard rates' since this does not account for organs that are never procured despite the possibility of providing benefit to potential recipients.

  2. David Mamet:

    The proclamation and repetition of first principles is a constant feature of life in our democracy. Active adherence to these principles, however, has always been considered un-American. We recipients of the boon of liberty have always been ready, when faced with discomfort, to discard any and all first principles of liberty, and, further, to indict those who do not freely join with us in happily arrogating those principles.

  3. David Klassen:

    Underutilization of organs from these donors still occurs and is probably underestimated in this paper by looking at 'discard rates' since this does not account for organs that are never procured despite the possibility of providing benefit to potential recipients.

  4. Cometan:

    Discard your doubts and assume your ambitions; such a mindset is the only way to enjoy the life we live.

  5. Justin Welby:

    The scale of waste in this country is astonishing. As a nation we discard about 15 million tons of food a year, at least four million thrown out by households.

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Translations for discard

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  • weggooiAfrikaans
  • изчистена карта, изоставяне, захвърлям, изхвърлям, захвърлянеBulgarian
  • odhoditCzech
  • verwerfenGerman
  • desechar, descartarSpanish
  • hylky, [[heittää]] [[pois]], hylätä, [[pois]] [[heitetty]] [[kortti]], hylkytavara, heittää menemään, jäteFinnish
  • rejeterFrench
  • 捨て札, 棄てる, 捨てる, 廃棄物, 破棄するJapanese
  • 버리다Korean
  • whakarei, ākiriMāori
  • zrzucićPolish
  • descartarPortuguese
  • сброшенная карта, отбросить, отхо́ды, выбрасывать, отбрасывать, выброситьRussian
  • zavrečiSlovene
  • lahlaSouthern Sotho
  • avfärda, kastaSwedish
  • நிராகரிக்கTamil
  • పారవేసిన పేక ముక్క, నిరాకరించు, వదిలినTelugu

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