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Definition of "discount" []

  • To deduct or subtract from a cost or price. (verb-transitive)
  • To purchase or sell (a bill, note, or other commercial paper) at a reduction equal to the amount of interest that will accumulate before it matures. (verb-transitive)
  • To lend money on (a commercial paper not immediately payable) after deducting the interest. (verb-transitive)
  • To sell or offer for sale at a reduced price. (verb-transitive)
  • To reduce in quantity or value. (verb-transitive)
  • To leave out of account as being unreliable, prejudiced, or irrelevant (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To anticipate and make allowance for, often so as to diminish the effect of (verb)
  • To deduct (a specified amount or percentage) from the usual price, cost, etc (verb)
  • To reduce (the regular price, cost, etc) by a stated percentage or amount (verb)
  • To sell or offer for sale at a reduced price (verb)
  • To buy or sell (a bill of exchange, etc) before maturity, with a deduction for interest determined by the time to maturity and also by risk (verb)
  • To loan money on (a negotiable instrument that is not immediately payable) with a deduction for interest determined by risk and time to maturity (verb)
  • A deduction from the full amount of a price or debt, as in return for prompt payment or to a special group of customers (noun)
  • The amount of interest deducted in the purchase or sale of or the loan of money on unmatured negotiable instruments (noun)
  • The rate of interest deducted (noun)
  • (in the issue of shares) a percentage deducted from the par value to give a reduced amount payable by subscribers (noun)
  • The amount by which the par value of something, esp shares, exceeds its market value (noun)
  • The act or an instance of discounting a negotiable instrument (noun)
  • Offering or selling at reduced prices (noun)

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Use "discount" in a sentence
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  • "Whole Foods Markets giving bigger discount$ to healthy employees Aldi discount grocery chain releases list of first Dallas-area stores opening March 18"