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discount Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun the act of reducing the selling price of merchandise
    deduction; price reduction.
  2. noun interest on an annual basis deducted in advance on a loan
    bank discount; discount rate.
  3. noun a refund of some fraction of the amount paid
  4. noun an amount or percentage deducted
  5. verb bar from attention or consideration
    dismiss; brush aside; brush off; ignore; push aside; disregard.
    • She dismissed his advances
  6. verb give a reduction in price on
    • I never discount these books-they sell like hot cakes

Dis"count` transitive verb
OF. desconter, descompter, to deduct, F. décompter to discount; pref. des- (L. dis-) + conter, compter. See Count, v.
imperfect & past participle Discounted; present participle & verbal noun Discounting
  1. 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. To lend money upon, deducting the discount or allowance for interest; as, the banks discount notes and bills of exchange.
    Discount only unexceptionable paper. Walsh.
  3. To take into consideration beforehand; to anticipate and form conclusions concerning (an event).
  4. To leave out of account; to take no notice of. R.
    Of the three opinions (I discount Brown's). Sir W. Hamilton.
Dis"count` intransitive verb
  1. To lend, or make a practice of lending, money, abating the discount; as, the discount for sixty or ninety days.
Dis"count` noun
Cf. F. décompte. See Discount, v. t.
  1. 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.
  2. A deduction made for interest, in advancing money upon, or purchasing, a bill or note not due; payment in advance of interest upon money.
  3. The rate of interest charged in discounting.

Webster 1913

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