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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
dis•count /v. ˈdɪskaʊnt, dɪsˈkaʊnt; n., adj. ˈdɪskaʊnt/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object]
  1. to deduct a certain amount from (a bill, etc.):They promise to discount prices at 25%.
  2. to sell, or offer (something) for sale, at a reduced price:Automakers never seem to discount their overpriced cars, even when sales are down.
  3. to disregard:I guess we shouldn't discount the possibility completely.
  4. to allow for exaggeration in (a statement, etc.); believe less than completely:You have to discount a lot of what he says about her.

n. [countable]
  1. an amount deducted from the usual list price;
    a reduction in price:a discount of 25% on plane tickets.

adj. [before a noun]
  1. selling at less than the usual price:discount items at rock-bottom prices.
  2. selling goods at a discount:discount stores and discount houses.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
dis•count  (v. diskount, dis kount;n., adj. diskount), 
v.t. 
  1. to deduct a certain amount from (a bill, charge, etc.):All bills that are paid promptly will be discounted at two percent.
  2. to offer for sale or sell at a reduced price:The store discounted all clothing for the sale.
  3. Businessto advance or lend money with deduction of interest on (commercial paper not immediately payable).
  4. Businessto purchase or sell (a bill or note) before maturity at a reduction based on the interest for the time it still has to run.
  5. to leave out of account; disregard:Even if we discount the irrelevant material, the thesis remains mediocre.
  6. to allow for exaggeration in (a statement, opinion, etc.):Knowing his political bias they discounted most of his story.
  7. to take into account in advance, often so as to diminish the effect of:They had discounted the effect of a decline in the stock market.

v.i. 
  1. Businessto advance or lend money after deduction of interest.
  2. to offer goods or services at a reduced price.

n. 
  1. the act or an instance of discounting.
  2. an amount deducted from the usual list price.
  3. any deduction from the nominal value.
  4. Businessa payment of interest in advance upon a loan of money.
  5. Businessthe amount of interest obtained by one who discounts.
  6. an allowance made for exaggeration or bias, as in a report, story, etc.:Even after all the discounts are taken, his story sounds phony.
  7. at a discount: 
      • [Com.]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.

adj. 
  1. selling or offered at less than the usual or established price:discount theater tickets.
  2. selling goods at a discount:a discount drugstore.
Etymology:
  • Medieval Latin discomputāre
  • dis-1 + count1, modeled on French décompter, Old French desconter 1615–25
discount•a•ble, adj. 


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

discount vb /dɪsˈkaʊnt; ˈdɪskaʊnt/(mainly tr)
  1. to leave out of account as being unreliable, prejudiced, or irrelevant
  2. to anticipate and make allowance for, often so as to diminish the effect of
  3. to deduct (a specified amount or percentage) from the usual price, cost, etc
  4. to reduce (the regular price, cost, etc) by a stated percentage or amount
  5. to sell or offer for sale at a reduced price
  6. to buy or sell (a bill of exchange, etc) before maturity, with a deduction for interest determined by the time to maturity and also by risk
  7. (also intr) to loan money on (a negotiable instrument that is not immediately payable) with a deduction for interest determined by risk and time to maturity
n /ˈdɪskaʊnt/
  1. a deduction from the full amount of a price or debt, as in return for prompt payment or to a special group of customers
    See also cash discount, trade discount
  2. Also called: discount rate the amount of interest deducted in the purchase or sale of or the loan of money on unmatured negotiable instruments
  3. the rate of interest deducted
  4. (in the issue of shares) a percentage deducted from the par value to give a reduced amount payable by subscribers
  5. at a discountbelow the regular price
  6. held in low regard; not sought after or valued
  7. (modifier) offering or selling at reduced prices: a discount shop

disˈcountable adj ˈdiscounter n



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