Nearby words

  1. discordant,
  2. discordant alternation,
  3. discordia,
  4. discotheque,
  5. discotomy,
  6. discount broker,
  7. discount house,
  8. discount market,
  9. discount rate,
  10. discount store


    at a discount,
    1. Commerce.below par.
    2. below the usual list price.
    3. in low esteem or regard: His excuses were taken at a discount by all who knew him.
    4. not in demand; unwanted: Such ancient superstitions are at a discount in a civilized society.

Origin of discount

1615–25; dis-1 + count1, modeled on French décompter, Old French desconter < Medieval Latin discomputāre

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British Dictionary definitions for discount


verb (dɪsˈkaʊnt, ˈdɪskaʊnt) (mainly tr)

noun (ˈdɪskaʊnt)

Derived Formsdiscountable, adjectivediscounter, noun

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Word Origin and History for discount
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with discount


see at a discount.

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