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
Examples from the Web for discount
Target was established in 1962 by the Dayton brothers as a discount offshoot of their eponymous Twin Cities department store.
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|Kevin Fallon|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In other words, because I am not like that, I can discount what you are saying.
The idea behind Groupon is pretty simple: If you discount the price of something, then people are more likely to buy it.
I think we discount things that affect the mind and worry too much about the body.
Most of the conditions of the case are best answered by the "discount" of commercial paper as above described.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
This is a determining factor in many a supposed novel discovery, that it is hard always to discount sufficiently.Old-Time Makers of Medicine|James J. Walsh
On one consideration only does that depend—the amount of accepted long bills which the London discount market will stand.Elements of Foreign Exchange|Franklin Escher
From 1472 on, the duke's word was worth no more than the king's, and words were assuredly at a discount just then.Charles the Bold|Ruth Putnam
Gold is also rising, and the Bank discount goes daily higher.That Boy Of Norcott's|Charles James Lever
British Dictionary definitions for discount
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
Derived Formsdiscountable, adjectivediscounter, noun
Idioms and Phrases with discount
see at a discount.