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Meaning of DISCOUNT

Pronunciation:  [n]'diskawnt, [v]dis'kawnt, 'dis`kaûnt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of reducing the selling price of merchandise
  2. [n]  an amount or percentage deducted
  3. [n]  a refund of some fraction of the amount paid
  4. [n]  interest on an annual basis deducted in advance on a loan
  5. [v]  bar from attention or consideration; "She dismissed his advances"
  6. [v]  give a discount on

DISCOUNT is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: bank discount, brush aside, brush off, deduction, deduction, discount rate, dismiss, disregard, ignore, price reduction, push aside, rebate
 See Also: adjustment, allow, allowance, bank rate, cold-shoulder, decrease, diminution, discredit, disoblige, flout, interest rate, laugh away, laugh off, mark down, pass off, rate of interest, rebate, reduction, refund, reject, rent-rebate, scoff, slight, step-down, trade discount, turn a blind eye



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dis"count`\ (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
    {Discounted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Discounting}.] [OF. desconter,
    descompter, to deduct, F. d['e]compter to discount; pref.
    des- (L. dis-) + conter, compter. See {Count}, v.]
    1. To deduct from an account, debt, charge, and the like; to
       make an abatement of; as, 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; as, the banks discount notes and bills of
             Discount only unexceptionable paper.  --Walsh.
    3. To take into consideration beforehand; to anticipate and
       form conclusions concerning (an event).
    4. To leave out of account; to take no notice of. [R.]
             Of the three opinions (I discount Brown's). --Sir W.
  2. \Dis"count`\ (?; 277), v. i.
    To lend, or make a practice of lending, money, abating the
    discount; as, the discount for sixty or ninety days.
  3. \Dis"count`\, n. [Cf. F. d['e]compte. See {Discount},
    v. t.]
    1. A counting off or deduction made from a gross sum on any
       account whatever; an allowance upon an account, debt,
       demand, price asked, and the like; something taken or
    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.
    {At a discount}, below par, or below the nominal value;
       hence, colloquially, out of favor; poorly esteemed;
    {Bank discount}, a sum equal to the interest at a given rate
       on the principal (face) of a bill or note from the time of
       discounting until it become due.
    {Discount broker}, one who makes a business of discounting
       commercial paper; a bill broker.
    {Discount day}, a particular day of the week when a bank
       discounts bills.
    {True discount}, the interest which, added to a principal,
       will equal the face of a note when it becomes due. The
       principal yielding this interest is the present value of
       the note.
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