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In Texas, years ago, almost all of the oil came from surface operations. Then someone got the idea that there were greater sources of supply deeper down. A well was drilled five thousand feet deep. The result? A gusher. Too many of us operate on the surface. We never go deep enough to find supernatural resources. The result is, we never operate at our best. More time and investment is involved to go deep but a gusher will pay off.
Alfred A. Montapert
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English

Etymology

Old French descarter, to scatter, for more usual escarter (French écarter), Vulgar Latin *exquartare, to quarter out, to remove portions. Although early associated with card play, it doesn't derive from card.

Pronunciation

  • (verb)
    • (RP): /dɪsˈkɑːd/, /dIs"kA:d/
    • (US): dĭskärdʹ, /dɪsˈkɑrd/, /dIs"kArd/
  • (noun)
    • (RP): /ˈdɪskɑːd/, /"dIskA:d/
    • (US): dĭsʹkärd, /ˈdɪskɑrd/, /"dIskArd/
    Rhymes: -ɑː(r)d

Verb

Infinitive
to discard

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to discard (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) to throw away, to reject

Translations

Noun

Singular
discard

Plural
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discard ({{{1}}})
  1. Anything discarded.
  2. A discarded playing card in a card game.

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