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dɪˈskɑrd; ˈdɪs kɑrddis·card

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. discardnoun

    anything that is cast aside or discarded

  2. discardnoun

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

  3. discard, throwing awayverb

    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 awayverb

    throw or cast away

    "Put away your worries"


  1. discardnoun

    Anything discarded.

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

  2. discardnoun

    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. discardverb

    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. Discardverb

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

  2. Discardverb

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

  3. Discardverb

    to put or thrust away; to reject

  4. Discardverb

    to make a discard

  5. Discardnoun

    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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  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. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Your body is only a garment chosen and worn by your Soul. Have no doubts, but some day your Soul will discard it, and exchange it for a new garment, just like you change your shirts, my friend. Don’t fall in love with that temporary garment, and get acquainted with its owner, your Soul.

  2. Vikrant Parsai:

    If you are good at playing cards then you know how and when to discard your opponent.

  3. Ryan Pack:

    Why do people keep things? Because they need them, because they want them, because they're too afraid to get rid of them, because they're too lazy to discard them, because they don't have the time to dispose of them, because they just don't care enough to remove them, because they are unable to shed them for some reason.

  4. Diane Spatz:

    We tell moms,' you know, If you are feeling tipsy, drunk, woozy, any effects of alcohol, you shouldn't be caring for your infant, nor should you be breastfeeding your infant,' that's when a mom will pump and discard her milk. But that's for getting rid of the milk for comfort's sake.

  5. Lao Tzu:

    While day by day the overzealous student stores up facts for future use, He who has learned to trust nature finds need for ever fewer external directions. He will discard formula after formula, until he reaches the conclusion Let nature take its course. By letting each thing act in accordance with its own nature, everything that needs to be done gets done.

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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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