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Definitions for discharge
dɪsˈtʃɑrdʒ; ˈdɪs tʃɑrdʒ, dɪsˈtʃɑrdʒdis·charge

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dischargenoun

    the sudden giving off of energy

  2. discharge, ventingnoun

    the act of venting

  3. discharge, emissionnoun

    a substance that is emitted or released

  4. discharge, emission, expellingnoun

    any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body

    "the discharge of pus"

  5. discharge, spark, arc, electric arc, electric dischargenoun

    electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field

  6. discharge, outpouring, runnoun

    the pouring forth of a fluid

  7. dismissal, dismission, discharge, firing, liberation, release, sack, sackingnoun

    the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart)

  8. release, waiver, dischargenoun

    a formal written statement of relinquishment

  9. discharge, firing, firing offverb

    the act of discharging a gun

  10. dispatch, discharge, completeverb

    complete or carry out

    "discharge one's duties"

  11. dischargeverb

    pour forth or release

    "discharge liquids"

  12. free, dischargeverb

    free from obligations or duties

  13. dischargeverb

    remove the charge from

  14. fire, discharge, go offverb

    go off or discharge

    "The gun fired"

  15. acquit, assoil, clear, discharge, exonerate, exculpateverb

    pronounce not guilty of criminal charges

    "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges"

  16. exhaust, discharge, expel, eject, releaseverb

    eliminate (a substance)

    "combustion products are exhausted in the engine"; "the plant releases a gas"

  17. drop, drop off, set down, put down, unload, dischargeverb

    leave or unload

    "unload the cargo"; "drop off the passengers at the hotel"

  18. fire, dischargeverb

    cause to go off

    "fire a gun"; "fire a bullet"

  19. discharge, muster outverb

    release from military service

  20. empty, dischargeverb

    become empty or void of its content

    "The room emptied"

Wiktionary

  1. dischargenoun

    (uncountable) pus or exudate (other than blood) from a wound or orifice, usually due to infection or pathology

    Etymology: From descharger, from deschargier, from discarricō.

  2. dischargenoun

    the act of accomplishing (an obligation)

    Etymology: From descharger, from deschargier, from discarricō.

  3. dischargenoun

    the act of expelling or letting go

    Etymology: From descharger, from deschargier, from discarricō.

  4. dischargenoun

    the act of releasing an accumulated charge

    Etymology: From descharger, from deschargier, from discarricō.

  5. dischargenoun

    the act of releasing an inpatient from hospital

    Etymology: From descharger, from deschargier, from discarricō.

  6. dischargenoun

    the act of releasing a member of the armed forces from service

    Etymology: From descharger, from deschargier, from discarricō.

  7. dischargenoun

    the discharge of a river is the volume of water transported by it in a certain amount of time, usually in units of m/s (cubic meters per second)

    Etymology: From descharger, from deschargier, from discarricō.

  8. dischargeverb

    To accomplish or complete, as an obligation.

    Etymology: From descharger, from deschargier, from discarricō.

  9. dischargeverb

    To expel or let go.

    Etymology: From descharger, from deschargier, from discarricō.

  10. dischargeverb

    To release (an accumulated charge).

    Etymology: From descharger, from deschargier, from discarricō.

  11. dischargeverb

    To release (an inpatient) from hospital.

    Etymology: From descharger, from deschargier, from discarricō.

  12. dischargeverb

    To release (a member of the armed forces) from service.

    Etymology: From descharger, from deschargier, from discarricō.

  13. dischargeverb

    To operate (any weapon that fires a projectile, such as a shotgun or sling).

    Etymology: From descharger, from deschargier, from discarricō.

  14. dischargeverb

    To release (an auxiliary assumption) from the list of assumptions used in arguments, and return to the main argument.

    Etymology: From descharger, from deschargier, from discarricō.

  15. dischargeverb

    To unload a ship or another means of transport.

    Etymology: From descharger, from deschargier, from discarricō.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dischargeverb

    to relieve of a charge, load, or burden; to empty of a load or cargo; to unburden; to unload; as, to discharge a vessel

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dcharge. See Discharge, v. t.]

  2. Dischargeverb

    to free of the missile with which anything is charged or loaded; to let go the charge of; as, to discharge a bow, catapult, etc.; especially, said of firearms, -- to fire off; to shoot off; also, to relieve from a state of tension, as a Leyden jar

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dcharge. See Discharge, v. t.]

  3. Dischargeverb

    to of something weighing upon or impeding over one, as a debt, claim, obligation, responsibility, accusation, etc.; to absolve; to acquit; to clear

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dcharge. See Discharge, v. t.]

  4. Dischargeverb

    to relieve of an office or employment; to send away from service; to dismiss

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dcharge. See Discharge, v. t.]

  5. Dischargeverb

    to release legally from confinement; to set at liberty; as, to discharge a prisoner

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dcharge. See Discharge, v. t.]

  6. Dischargeverb

    to put forth, or remove, as a charge or burden; to take out, as that with which anything is loaded or filled; as, to discharge a cargo

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dcharge. See Discharge, v. t.]

  7. Dischargeverb

    to let fly, as a missile; to shoot

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dcharge. See Discharge, v. t.]

  8. Dischargeverb

    to set aside; to annul; to dismiss

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dcharge. See Discharge, v. t.]

  9. Dischargeverb

    to throw off the obligation of, as a duty or debt; to relieve one's self of, by fulfilling conditions, performing duty, trust, and the like; hence, to perform or execute, as an office, or part

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dcharge. See Discharge, v. t.]

  10. Dischargeverb

    to send away (a creditor) satisfied by payment; to pay one's debt or obligation to

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dcharge. See Discharge, v. t.]

  11. Dischargeverb

    to give forth; to emit or send out; as, a pipe discharges water; to let fly; to give expression to; to utter; as, to discharge a horrible oath

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dcharge. See Discharge, v. t.]

  12. Dischargeverb

    to prohibit; to forbid

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dcharge. See Discharge, v. t.]

  13. Dischargeverb

    to throw off or deliver a load, charge, or burden; to unload; to emit or give vent to fluid or other contents; as, the water pipe discharges freely

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dcharge. See Discharge, v. t.]

  14. Dischargeverb

    the act of discharging; the act of relieving of a charge or load; removal of a load or burden; unloading; as, the discharge of a ship; discharge of a cargo

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dcharge. See Discharge, v. t.]

  15. Dischargeverb

    firing off; explosive removal of a charge; explosion; letting off; as, a discharge of arrows, of artillery

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dcharge. See Discharge, v. t.]

  16. Dischargeverb

    act of relieving of something which oppresses or weighs upon one, as an obligation, liability, debt, accusation, etc.; acquittance; as, the discharge of a debtor

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dcharge. See Discharge, v. t.]

  17. Dischargeverb

    act of removing, or getting rid of, an obligation, liability, etc.; fulfillment, as by the payment of a debt, or the performance of a trust or duty

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dcharge. See Discharge, v. t.]

  18. Dischargeverb

    release or dismissal from an office, employment, etc.; dismission; as, the discharge of a workman by his employer

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dcharge. See Discharge, v. t.]

  19. Dischargeverb

    legal release from confinement; liberation; as, the discharge of a prisoner

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dcharge. See Discharge, v. t.]

  20. Dischargeverb

    the state of being discharged or relieved of a debt, obligation, office, and the like; acquittal

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dcharge. See Discharge, v. t.]

  21. Dischargeverb

    that which discharges or releases from an obligation, liability, penalty, etc., as a price of ransom, a legal document

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dcharge. See Discharge, v. t.]

  22. Dischargeverb

    a flowing or issuing out; emission; vent; evacuation; also, that which is discharged or emitted; as, a rapid discharge of water from the pipe

    Etymology: [Cf. F. dcharge. See Discharge, v. t.]

Freebase

  1. Discharge

    Discharge are a British hardcore punk band formed in 1977 by Terry "Tezz" Roberts and Roy "Rainy" Wainwright. They are often considered among one of the very first bands to play hardcore punk, and to mix punk ideology with elements of metal. While the band had substantial lineup changes over its history, the classic lineup from the early 1980s featured bassist Wainwright, drummer Gary Maloney, guitarist Tony "Bones" Roberts, and vocalist Kelvin "Cal" Morris. The band is characterized by a minimalistic approach of music and lyrics, a heavy, distorted, and grinding guitar-driven sound and raw, shouted vocals similar to a political speech, with lyrics on anarchist and pacifist themes. AllMusic calls the band's sound a "high-speed noise overload" characterized by "ferocious noise blasts" The band's 1982 debut album, Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing, went to number two on the UK Indie Charts and number 40 in the UK Album Chart. In the early 1980s, numerous singles and EPs placed in the top 10 of the UK Indie Charts, including the 1981 EP Why? and the 1982 single State Violence State Control. Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing pave the way for thrash metal, black metal, crust punk, grindcore and various extreme metal subgenres. The musical genre of d-beat is named for Discharge and their distinctive drumbeat. According to AllMusic, Discharge are "cited as a key influence by artists including Metallica and Anthrax."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Discharge

    dis-chärj′, v.t. to free from a load or charge: to unload or remove the cargo: to set free: to acquit: to dismiss: to fire, as a gun: to let out or emit: to perform, as duties: to pay, as an account.—n. act of discharging: unloading: acquittance: dismissal: a flowing out: payment: performance: that which is discharged.—n. Discharg′er. [O. Fr. deschargerdes, apart, and charger, to load.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. discharge

    From military service, is obtained by non-commissioned officers and privates by expiration of term of service, which varies in different countries; on surgeon’s certificate of disability, and by special authority for various reasons, when recommended by the commanding officer. Soldiers are also discharged with ignominy for great offenses, being in some cases stripped of their decorations and drummed out of the service.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'discharge' in Nouns Frequency: #2402

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'discharge' in Verbs Frequency: #859

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of discharge in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of discharge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of discharge in a Sentence

  1. John Dalberg:

    The law of liberty tends to abolish the reign of race over race, of faith over faith, of class over class. It is not the realization of a political ideal; it is the discharge of a moral obligation.

  2. Courtesy Brookhaven Police Department:

    This incident appears to be a random act involving individuals participating in the reckless discharge of firearm(s) which led to the tragic death of Dr. Willson.

  3. Tim Kaine:

    I've got 51 declared votes on version two, on the motion to discharge, and passage. So I've got a version on which I have 51 votes, but the timing on version two is different than version one.

  4. The Navy:

    This type of discharge could result in the loss of some veterans’ benefits.

  5. Marcus Tullius Cicero, On Duties I:

    For no phase of life, whether public or private, whether in business or in the home, whether one is working on what concerns oneself alone or dealing with another, can be without its moral duty; on the discharge of such duties depends all that is morally right, and on their neglect all that is morally wrong in life.

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Translations for discharge

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  • изпълнявам, изписвам, освобождавам, уволнявам, изпускам, разреждам, изстрелвам, дебит, изписване, освобождаване, изпълнение, разряд, изпускане, уволнениеBulgarian
  • průtokCzech
  • Entlassung, entladen, Entladung, entlassenGerman
  • dar de alta, completar, despedir, disparar, descargo, descarga, cumplir, descargar, caudalSpanish
  • دبىPersian
  • päästää, lähettää, purkaa, laukaista, täyttää, purkautua, vapauttaaFinnish
  • débitFrench
  • scaoilIrish
  • dì-luchdaich, cuir à dreuchd, ìocScottish Gaelic
  • मुक्तिHindi
  • 発射, 放電Japanese
  • ero, rukengaMāori
  • ontladen, voltooienDutch
  • losse, utskrivning, utlade, utskrive, vannføring, utvisningNorwegian
  • rozładować sięPolish
  • descărcaRomanian
  • освободи́ть, выплата, выполнение, выделение, разряд, выпускание, выписка, увольнение, демобилизация, осуществление, вы́писать, запускать, осуществля́ть, осуществи́ть, демобилизова́ть, освобожда́ть, уво́лить, выпи́сывать, выпла́чивать, выполня́ть, вы́полнить, демобилизо́вывать, разряди́ть, расход, сукровица, исполнение, увольня́ть, вы́платить, запустить, разряжа́тьRussian
  • flöde, urladdning, avfyra, klarera, utryckning, utsöndring, avlossa, avsked, muck, utskrivning, vattenföringSwedish
  • ปล่อยThai
  • tahliye etmekTurkish

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