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Idioms for discount
- 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
OTHER WORDS FROM discount
Example sentences from the Web for discount
In his letter to readers following the sale, Seward gave a 50% discount on the first year to new sign-ups.‘A start-up again’: New Quartz owner Zach Seward’s plan for longevity includes revenue innovation and reader support|Kayleigh Barber|November 20, 2020|Digiday
Apple said in a press release that mobile app businesses had taken on new importance during the pandemic and that the discounted price would give them more resources.Apple cuts some App Store fees, but critics call it a ploy to avoid regulation|Reed Albergotti|November 18, 2020|Washington Post
What was originally an unlimited shipping program has grown in recent years to include video streaming, games and digital storage, and discounts at Amazon-owned Whole Foods Market.Amazon Pharmacy is live: Shoppers can now order prescriptions directly through the tech giant|Rachel Schallom|November 17, 2020|Fortune
As pre-pandemic times have shown us, profitability in those days was elusive as businesses undercut each other in fees and with discounts.
If losses are not discounted, they would range significantly higher, wiping out the majority of a year’s profits.
The administration itself routinely discounted and dismissed leaked reports and unverified accounts.
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I'm greeted there by Betsy and Tina who, sitting behind a folding table, sip discounted merlot out of plastic cups.Backstage at the Razzie Awards, Honoring Hollywood’s Worst Films|David Eckstein|March 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Police also discounted a story that there was some huge manhunt for whoever sold Hoffman the heroin.Philip Seymour Hoffman and the Mourner’s Playground|Michael Daly|February 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Now it seems that the Middletons are following suit, and getting into the discounted vehicle game.Pippa and The Middletons Face New 'Cashing-In' Allegations|Tom Sykes|December 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He wanted a bill discounted, and asked whether his friend thought Godwin would do it for him.Library Notes|A. P. Russell
If it were not so, the value of such public-spirited meetings as this would be immeasurably discounted.
The bill was then handed back to Jesson; and on the following day it was discounted for him by a person named Cardineaux.
Before the bill became due it was again discounted for Cardineaux by his banker, and Bradshaw, the acceptor, became bankrupt.
Conflicting facts of experience are discounted and denied by all the cunning of an insatiable, unconscious will.The Behavior of Crowds|Everett Dean Martin
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 forms of discountdiscountable, adjectivediscounter, noun
Idioms and Phrases with discount
see at a discount.