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 discountedmodify, diminish, deduct, omit, forget, minimize, overlook, doubt, reject, disregard, neglect, allow, remove, rebate, redeem, abate, subtract, depreciate, undersell, derogate
Examples from the Web for discounted
Contemporary Examples of discounted
To learn more about the Vessyl or preorder one at a discounted price, head to MyVessyl.com.Vessyl: A Smart Cup That Counts Liquid Calories
June 20, 2014
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
February 4, 2014
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
December 4, 2013
Unfavorable polls, once discounted as the byproduct of an ambitious agenda, were only getting worse — recently much worse.Bobby Jindal Backs Away From Big Ideas
April 9, 2013
That would mean it would likely be discounted because you voted in the wrong precinct without knowing you were doing so.Judge Issues Injunction Against Ohio’s ‘Wrong Precinct’ Election Law
August 29, 2012
Historical Examples of discounted
He tried to tell himself that he had always expected and discounted this.The Education of Eric Lane
On his flank the help which Ulick might give was discounted by the move Cammock had made.The Wild Geese
Stanley John Weyman
As I have not got any letters of credit I cannot pay you unless the bill is discounted.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete
Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
"It didn't amount to anything," Morgan discounted, wondering how she had heard of it.Trail's End
George W. Ogden
Tessibel's foresight had discounted the effect of this announcement.The Secret of the Storm Country
Grace Miller White
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.