verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of discard
Examples from the Web for discarded
Overnight on a New York City street, two artists might be creating their latest photo set, made entirely from discarded items.#Setinthestreet: Your Street Corner Is Their Art Project|James Joiner|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Therefore, Mizell must “show cause” as to why the ballots should be discarded.Honoring The Late John Doar, A Nearly Forgotten Hero Of The Civil Rights Era|Gary May|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was about a family that had discarded their trusty old mop for a new, improved model.Will Meredith Vieira Ever Stop Crying? Her Emotional Daytime TV Debut|Lloyd Grove|September 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The gasbag is in two parts—a tough shell and a gastight bladder, the latter being designed to be discarded if it leaks.
On June 5, a highway worker cutting an overgrown patch along a road in Geneva, Wisconsin, came upon a pair of discarded suitcases.How ‘MrHandcuffs’ Ended Up With Two Corpses in Suitcases|Michael Daly|June 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Enameled or agate ware which has begun to chip should be discarded.
She was Maniflore, a poor old courtesan, now forgotten and discarded, who had suddenly become a vehement politician.Penguin Island|Anatole France
Shall we then say that the old divisions must be discarded because not absolute?
She had attributed to Sloane, in her uneasiness, the motive which would have been most natural to the discarded Webster.No Clue|James Hay
She had used other people to satisfy her selfish desires and then discarded them ruthlessly.Complete Short Works|Georg Ebers
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.