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, deduction(noun)

    the act of reducing the selling price of merchandise

  2. discount rate, discount, bank discount(noun)

    interest on an annual basis deducted in advance on a loan

  3. rebate, discount(noun)

    a refund of some fraction of the amount paid

  4. deduction, discount(verb)

    an amount or percentage deducted

  5. dismiss, disregard, brush aside, brush off, discount, push aside, ignore(verb)

    bar from attention or consideration

    "She dismissed his advances"

  6. discount(verb)

    give a reduction in price on

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

Wiktionary

  1. discount(Noun)

    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. discount(Noun)

    A reduction in price.

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

  3. discount(Noun)

    The rate of interest charged in discounting.

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

  4. discount(Verb)

    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. discount(Verb)

    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. discount(Verb)

    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. discount(Verb)

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

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

  8. discount(Verb)

    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. discount(Adjective)

    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. discount(Adjective)

    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. Discount(verb)

    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. Discount(verb)

    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. Discount(verb)

    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. Discount(verb)

    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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  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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How to say discount in sign language?

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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. Suzanne Perry:

    I Googled Read MoreAll of us to see what the prices were online and I saw anywhere from $ 17,000 to $ 26,000 online, so I listed Read MoreAll of us for $ 20,000, and offered a 15 % discount online.

  2. David Cole:

    When you have a period of volatility and you have different bonds trading at significant discount to face value, it is always more difficult to look at the new issues coming at par.

  3. Chris Foy:

    I knew I was getting the 'lava discount,'.

  4. Maxim Poletayev:

    There won't be any discount (if Sberbank sells the debt).

  5. Alexander Mayer:

    The advantages from having a diversified conglomerate, for funding purposes for example, are not as pronounced as the valuation discount on conglomerates through complex structures, companies are more vulnerable to takeovers or become targets of activist investors if they are burdened with a conglomerate discount.

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