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Definition of "discard" []

  • To throw away; reject. (verb-transitive)
  • To throw out (a playing card) from one's hand. (verb-transitive)
  • To play (a card other than a trump) from a suit different from that of the card led. (verb-transitive)
  • To discard a playing card. (verb-intransitive)
  • The act of discarding in a card game. (noun)

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.

Use "discard" in a sentence
  • "Right now, what we discard is an inherent part of what we consume."
  • "The first reaction, which we should discard, is here comes 'X-Men 4."
  • "Australian Aborigines are known to discard a kangaroo carcass if the animal does not have sufficient fat to make it worth slaughtering."