What does discount mean?

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

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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.

  2. discountnoun

    A reduction in price.

  3. discountnoun

    The rate of interest charged in discounting.

  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.

  5. discountverb

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

  6. discountverb

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

  7. discountverb

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

  8. discountverb

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

  9. discountadjective

    Of goods, available at reduced prices; discounted.

    This store specializes in discount wares.

  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.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Discountnoun

    The sum refunded in a bargain.

    Etymology: dis and count.

    His whole intention was, to buy a certain quantity of copper money from Wood at a large discount, and sell them as well as he could. Jonathan Swift, Miscel.

  2. To Discountverb

    To count back; to pay back again.

    Etymology: from the noun.

    My father’s, mother’s, brother’s death I pardon:
    My prayers and penance shall discount for these,
    And beg of heav’n to charge the bill on me. John Dryden, Don. Seb.

    The farmers spitefully combin’d,
    Force him to take his tithes in kind;
    And Parvisol discounts arrears,
    By bills for taxes and repairs. Jonathan Swift, Miscel.

ChatGPT

  1. discount

    A discount is a reduction or decrease in the original price of a product or service, typically offered by sellers or retailers as a sales strategy to attract customers, stimulate demand, or promote new items. It can be provided in various forms such as percentage off, buy one get one free, quantity discounts, seasonal or promotional sales, or through coupons and vouchers.

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

  2. Discount

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

  3. Discount

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

  4. Discount

    to leave out of account; to take no notice of

  5. Discountverb

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

  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

  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

  8. Discountverb

    the rate of interest charged in discounting

  9. 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

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  1. conduits

  2. 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. H. E. Martz:

    He who builds a better mousetrap these days runs into material shortages, patent-infringement suits, work stoppages, collusive bidding, discount discrimination--and taxes.

  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. Dmitry Medvedev:

    As for the government canteen, in no way does it differ from any other canteen, in Soviet times it had discount prices, special food products. But there is no such thing anymore; no oysters, nothing that would not be available in other places.

  4. Nicole Cirino:

    There's so many chemical factors that influence our libido, so you can't discount using a chemical treatment as part of the broad approach to low libido.

  5. Ashiish Binaani:

    All these media buzz around Great Bonanza Indian Festival by eCommerce companies for the last many days have turned out to be as usual a damb squib i.e a big disappointment for consumers as no benefit or no real discount price seen

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