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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).


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


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
    • 1692, William Walsh, Letter on the present state of the Currency of Great Britain
      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.
    • 1858-1860, Sir William Hamilton, Lectures on Metaphysics and Logic
      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
  6. (psychology, transactional analysis) To believe, or act as though one believes, that one's own feelings are more important than the reality of a situation.



discount (plural discounts)

  1. A reduction in price.
    This store offers discounts on all its wares. That store specializes in discount wares, too.
  2. (finance) 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.
  4. (psychology, transactional analysis) The act of one who believes, or act as though they believe, that their own feelings are more important than the reality of a situation.



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  • German: Discount



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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From English discount.


discount m (invariable)

  1. discount store