[ verb dih-skahrd; noun dis-kahrd ]
/ verb dɪˈskɑrd; noun ˈdɪs kɑrd /
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
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Origin of discard
ANTONYMS FOR discard
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
(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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper