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Meaning of DISCARD

Pronunciation:  [n]'diskârd, [v]di'skârd, dis'kârd

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  getting rid something that is regarded as useless or undesirable
  2. [n]  the act of throwing out a useless card or to failing to follow suit
  3. [n]  anything that is cast aside or discarded
  4. [v]  throw or cast away; "Put away your worries"

DISCARD is a 7 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: cast aside, cast away, cast out, chuck out, dispose, fling, put away, throw away, throw out, throwing away, toss, toss away, toss out
 See Also: abandon, abandonment, card game, cards, close out, de-access, deep-six, dump, get rid of, give it the deep six, jettison, junk, liquidize, object, pension off, physical object, remove, retire, scrap, sell off, sell out, sell up, staging, trash, unlearn, waste



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dis*card"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Discarded}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Discarding}.]
    1. (Card Playing) To throw out of one's hand, as superfluous
       cards; to lay aside (a card or cards).
    2. To cast off as useless or as no longer of service; to
       dismiss from employment, confidence, or favor; to
       discharge; to turn away.
             They blame the favorites, and think it nothing
             extraordinary that the queen should . . . resolve to
             discard them.                         --Swift.
    3. To put or thrust away; to reject.
             A man discards the follies of boyhood. --I. Taylor.
    Syn: To dismiss; displace; discharge; cashier.
  2. \Dis*card"\, v. i. (Card Playing)
    To make a discard.
  3. \Dis*card"\, n. (Card Playing)
    The act of discarding; also, the card or cards discarded.
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