What does discount mean?

Definitions for discount
ˈdɪs kaʊnt, dɪsˈkaʊnt; ˈdɪs kaʊntdis·count

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. discount, price reduction, deductionnoun

    the act of reducing the selling price of merchandise

  2. discount rate, discount, bank discountnoun

    interest on an annual basis deducted in advance on a loan

  3. rebate, discountnoun

    a refund of some fraction of the amount paid

  4. deduction, discountverb

    an amount or percentage deducted

  5. dismiss, disregard, brush aside, brush off, discount, push aside, ignoreverb

    bar from attention or consideration

    "She dismissed his advances"

  6. discountverb

    give a reduction in price on

    "I never discount these books-they sell like hot cakes"

Wiktionary

  1. discountnoun

    A deduction made for interest, in advancing money upon, or purchasing, a bill or note not due; payment in advance of interest upon money.

    Etymology: Alteration of décompte, from disconter, desconter, from discomputare, from dis + computare.

  2. discountnoun

    A reduction in price.

    Etymology: Alteration of décompte, from disconter, desconter, from discomputare, from dis + computare.

  3. discountnoun

    The rate of interest charged in discounting.

    Etymology: Alteration of décompte, from disconter, desconter, from discomputare, from dis + computare.

  4. discountverb

    To deduct from an account, debt, charge, and the like; to make an abatement of; as, merchants sometimes discount five or six per cent for prompt payment of bills.

    Etymology: Alteration of décompte, from disconter, desconter, from discomputare, from dis + computare.

  5. discountverb

    To lend money upon, deducting the discount or allowance for interest; as, the banks discount notes and bills of exchange.

    Etymology: Alteration of décompte, from disconter, desconter, from discomputare, from dis + computare.

  6. discountverb

    To take into consideration beforehand; to anticipate and form conclusions concerning (an event).

    Etymology: Alteration of décompte, from disconter, desconter, from discomputare, from dis + computare.

  7. discountverb

    To leave out of account; to take no notice of.

    Etymology: Alteration of décompte, from disconter, desconter, from discomputare, from dis + computare.

  8. discountverb

    To lend, or make a practice of lending, money, abating the discount; as, the discount for sixty or ninety days.

    Etymology: Alteration of décompte, from disconter, desconter, from discomputare, from dis + computare.

  9. discountadjective

    Of goods, available at reduced prices; discounted.

    This store specializes in discount wares.

    Etymology: Alteration of décompte, from disconter, desconter, from discomputare, from dis + computare.

  10. discountadjective

    Of a store, specializing in goods at reduced prices.

    If you're looking for cheap clothes, there's a discount clothier around the corner.

    Etymology: Alteration of décompte, from disconter, desconter, from discomputare, from dis + computare.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Discount

    to deduct from an account, debt, charge, and the like; to make an abatement of; as, merchants sometimes discount five or six per cent for prompt payment of bills

    Etymology: [OF. desconter, descompter, to deduct, F. dcompter to discount; pref. des- (L. dis-) + conter, compter. See Count, v.]

  2. Discount

    to lend money upon, deducting the discount or allowance for interest; as, the banks discount notes and bills of exchange

    Etymology: [OF. desconter, descompter, to deduct, F. dcompter to discount; pref. des- (L. dis-) + conter, compter. See Count, v.]

  3. Discount

    to take into consideration beforehand; to anticipate and form conclusions concerning (an event)

    Etymology: [OF. desconter, descompter, to deduct, F. dcompter to discount; pref. des- (L. dis-) + conter, compter. See Count, v.]

  4. Discount

    to leave out of account; to take no notice of

    Etymology: [OF. desconter, descompter, to deduct, F. dcompter to discount; pref. des- (L. dis-) + conter, compter. See Count, v.]

  5. Discountverb

    to lend, or make a practice of lending, money, abating the discount; as, the discount for sixty or ninety days

    Etymology: [OF. desconter, descompter, to deduct, F. dcompter to discount; pref. des- (L. dis-) + conter, compter. See Count, v.]

  6. Discountverb

    a counting off or deduction made from a gross sum on any account whatever; an allowance upon an account, debt, demand, price asked, and the like; something taken or deducted

    Etymology: [OF. desconter, descompter, to deduct, F. dcompter to discount; pref. des- (L. dis-) + conter, compter. See Count, v.]

  7. Discountverb

    a deduction made for interest, in advancing money upon, or purchasing, a bill or note not due; payment in advance of interest upon money

    Etymology: [OF. desconter, descompter, to deduct, F. dcompter to discount; pref. des- (L. dis-) + conter, compter. See Count, v.]

  8. Discountverb

    the rate of interest charged in discounting

    Etymology: [OF. desconter, descompter, to deduct, F. dcompter to discount; pref. des- (L. dis-) + conter, compter. See Count, v.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Discount

    dis′kownt, n. a sum taken from the reckoning: a sum returned to the payer of an account: a deduction made for interest in advancing money on a bill.—v.t. Discount′, to allow discount: to advance money on, deducting discount: to put a reduced value on, as in an extravagant statement or fabulous story.—v.i. to practise discounting.—adj. Discount′able.—ns. Dis′count-brok′er, one who cashes notes or bills of exchange at a discount; Discount′er.—At a discount, below par: not sought after: superfluous: depreciated in value. [O. Fr. descompter, des—L. dis, away, compter, to count.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. DISCOUNT

    Something often sold in place of goods.

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'discount' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4117

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'discount' in Nouns Frequency: #1624

Anagrams for discount »

  1. conduits, ductions

  2. Conduits

  3. Ductions

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of discount in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of discount in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of discount in a Sentence

  1. Bill Gross:

    Negative returns and principal losses in many asset categories are increasingly possible unless nominal growth rates reach acceptable levels, i don’t like bonds; I don’t like most stocks; I don’t like private equity. Real assets such as land, gold, and tangible plant and equipment at a discount are favored asset categories.

  2. Augustin Eden:

    Bargain-hunting traders and investors might well be eyeing up some very reasonably priced stocks that have been the victims of recent China-inspired volatility, while the fact remains that commodities are still under immense pressure and those who dig them up are too, blue-chip stocks trading at a discount like Glencore's provide an ideal vehicle for riding price swings.

  3. Liz Pearson:

    He was deserving of a veterans memorial and I dont want to discount that. But this was also an individual, who, for whatever reason, convinced people he had no one.

  4. Enrico Vaccari:

    Shares in Europe are seeing a partial recovery, but volumes are low as caution remains following last week's uncertain message from the Federal Reserve, european markets trade at a discount to the United States and this in the medium term should convince investors to buy.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    The mark of unintelligent people is that they won't buy that they want until it is offered with a big discount and a secretly charged amount

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