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- Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)d
- (transitive) To throw away, to reject.
- Synonyms: cast aside, cast away, dismiss, dispose of, eliminate, get rid of, throw aside, throw away, throw down; see also Thesaurus:junk
- 2020 December 2, Paul Bigland, “My weirdest and wackiest Rover yet”, in Rail, pages 67–68:
- My next stop is Oxford, which has also grown with the addition of new platforms to accommodate the Chiltern Railways service to London via Bicester - although, short sightedly, the planned electrification from Paddington was canned. Evidence of the volte-face can be seen along the line at places such as Radley, where mast piles are already sunk or lie discarded at the lineside.
- (intransitive, card games) To make a discard; to throw out a card.
- To dismiss from employment, confidence, or favour; to discharge.
- 1711 December 8, [Jonathan Swift], The Conduct of the Allies, and of the Late Ministry, in Beginning and Carrying on the Present War, 4th edition, London: […] John Morphew […], published 1711, →OCLC, page 65:
- […] They blame the Favourites in point of Policy, and think it nothing extraordinary, that the Queen ſhould be at an end of Her Patience, and reſolve to diſcard them.
to discard, set aside — see remove
to throw away, reject
to throw out a playing card
discard (plural discards)
- Anything discarded.
- A discarded playing card in a card game.
- (programming) A temporary variable used to receive a value of no importance and unable to be read later.
- 2017, Andrew Troelsen, Philip Japikse, Pro C# 7: With .NET and .NET Core, page 120:
- Discards can be used with
outparameters, with tuples, with pattern matching (Chapters 6 and 8), or even as stand-alone variables.
discarded playing card
- “discard”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.
- “discard”, in The Century Dictionary […], New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911, →OCLC.