discount

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Alteration of French descompte, décompte, from Old French disconter, desconter (reckon off, account back, discount), from Medieval Latin discomputō (I deduct, discount), from Latin dis- (away) + computō (I reckon, count).

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  • Verb:
    • (in some senses) enPR: dĭskountʹ, IPA(key): /dɪsˈkaʊnt/
    • (in some senses) enPR: dĭsʹkount, IPA(key): /ˈdɪskaʊnt/
  • Noun and adjective:
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aʊnt

Verb[edit]

discount (third-person singular simple present discounts, present participle discounting, simple past and past participle discounted)

  1. To deduct from an account, debt, charge, and the like.
    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
    the banks discount notes and bills of exchange
    • Walsh
      Discount only unexceptionable paper.
  3. To take into consideration beforehand; to anticipate and form conclusions concerning (an event).
  4. To leave out of account or regard as unimportant.
    • Sir William Hamilton
      Of the three opinions, (I discount Brown's), under this head, one supposes that the law of Causality is a positive affirmation, and a primary fact of thought, incapable of all further analysis.
    They discounted his comments.
  5. To lend, or make a practice of lending, money, abating the discount

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Noun[edit]

discount (plural discounts)

  1. A reduction in price.
    This store offers discounts on all its wares. That store specializes in discount wares, too.
  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.

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Adjective[edit]

discount (not comparable)

  1. (of a store) Specializing in selling goods at reduced prices.
    If you're looking for cheap clothes, there's a discount clothier around the corner.

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Etymology[edit]

From English.

Noun[edit]

discount m (invariable)

  1. discount store