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Part or all of this page has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
- (in some senses) dĭskount', /dɪsˈkaʊnt/, /dIs"kaUnt/
- (in some senses) dĭs'kount, /ˈdɪskaʊnt/, /"dIskaUnt/
- Noun and adjective:
- dĭs'kount, /ˈdɪskaʊnt/, /"dIskaUnt/
- Rhymes: -aʊnt
Third person singular
- 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.
- To lend money upon, deducting the discount or allowance for interest; as, the banks discount notes and bills of exchange.
- To take into consideration beforehand; to anticipate and form conclusions concerning (an event).
- To leave out of account; to take no notice of.
- To lend, or make a practice of lending, money, abating the discount; as, the discount for sixty or ninety days.
- A reduction in price.
- A deduction made for interest, in advancing money upon, or purchasing, a bill or note not due; payment in advance of interest upon money.
- The rate of interest charged in discounting.
Adjectivediscount (not comparable)
- Of goods, available at reduced prices; discounted.
- This store specializes in discount wares.
- Of a store, specializing in goods at reduced prices.
- If you're looking for cheap clothes, there's a discount clothier around the corner.
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