discard [ verb dih- skahrd; noun dis-kahrd] Word Origin to cast aside or dispose of; get rid of: to discard an old hat. . Cards to throw out (a card or cards) from one's hand. to play (a card, not a trump, of a different suit from that of the card led). verb (used without object) . Cards to discard a card or cards. the act of discarding. a person or thing that is cast out or rejected. . Cards a card or cards discarded. Origin of discard
First recorded in
1580–90; dis- 1
card 1 Related forms dis·card·a·ble, adjective dis·card·er, noun un·dis·card·a·ble, adjective un·dis·card·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for discardable (tr) to get rid of as useless or undesirable cards to throw out (a card or cards) from one's hand cards to play (a card not of the suit led nor a trump) when unable to follow suit a person or thing that has been cast aside cards a discarded card the act of discarding Derived Forms discarder, noun
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Word Origin and History for discardable v.
1590s, literally "to throw a card away," from
dis- "away" + card (n.). Figurative use (in a non-gaming sense) is first recorded 1580s. In the card-playing sense, decard is attested by 1550s. Related: Discarded; discarding. As a noun, from 1742.
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