verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- Commerce.below par.
- below the usual list price.
- in low esteem or regard: His excuses were taken at a discount by all who knew him.
- not in demand; unwanted: Such ancient superstitions are at a discount in a civilized society.
Origin of discount
Related Words for discountexemption, rebate, deduction, decrease, premium, concession, allowance, modify, diminish, deduct, omit, forget, minimize, overlook, doubt, reject, disregard, neglect, cut, remission
Examples from the Web for discount
Contemporary Examples of discount
Target was established in 1962 by the Dayton brothers as a discount offshoot of their eponymous Twin Cities department store.Best Buy Punches Back at Amazon
December 27, 2014
So we would not discount that there is a future in the Alicia-Finn relationship.‘The Good Wife’ Creators on the Premiere’s Big Cary Twist, Will’s Death, and More
September 22, 2014
In other words, because I am not like that, I can discount what you are saying.#YesAllWomen Should Have the Church On Their Side
June 1, 2014
The idea behind Groupon is pretty simple: If you discount the price of something, then people are more likely to buy it.The Golden Age of Government by Groupon
April 22, 2014
I think we discount things that affect the mind and worry too much about the body.Weed Gave My Family Everything—Then Took It Away
April 9, 2014
Historical Examples of discount
Two and two are four and three are seven—take off the discount.K
Mary Roberts Rinehart
Even in Boston, mellowed though it was by culture, the classical was at a discount.Heroes of the Telegraph
Social reformers are not in request there, however, and morality is at a discount.The Captain of the Pole-Star and Other Tales
Arthur Conan Doyle
He cannot ask his friends to assist him in the discount of bills.
But I wouldn't wonder if those remarks was subject to a discount.Thankful's Inheritance
Joseph C. Lincoln
verb (dɪsˈkaʊnt, ˈdɪskaʊnt) (mainly tr)
- to deduct (a specified amount or percentage) from the usual price, cost, etc
- to reduce (the regular price, cost, etc) by a stated percentage or amount
- the amount of interest deducted in the purchase or sale of or the loan of money on unmatured negotiable instruments
- the rate of interest deducted
- (in the issue of shares) a percentage deducted from the par value to give a reduced amount payable by subscribers
- the amount by which the par value of something, esp shares, exceeds its market valueCompare premium (def. 3)
- below the regular price
- (of share values) below par
- held in low regard; not sought after or valued
1620s, "abatement," alteration of 16c. French descompte, from Medieval Latin discomputus (source of Italian disconto), from discomputare (see discount (v.)). Meaning "deduction for early payment" is from 1680s; meaning "reduction in the price of goods" attested by 1837.
1620s, "reckon as an abatement or deduction," from Old French desconter (13c., Modern French décompter), from Medieval Latin discomputare, from dis- (see dis-) + computare "to count" (see count (v.)). Hence, "to abate, deduct" (1650s), and figurative sense "to leave out of account, disregard" (1702). Related: Discounted; discounting.
see at a discount.