discount[dis′ko̵unt′; for v., also dis ko̵unt′]
- The definition of discount is reduced prices or something being sold at a price lower than that item is normally sold for.
An example of something described as discount is a purse sold for 50 percent off its normal price or a store that focuses on selling designer items at below-market prices.
- Discount means a reduction off of the normal price for goods or services.
An example of a discount is 10 percent off.
- To discount is defined as to mark down the price of something, or to disregard a suggestion or idea because it is unlikely to be true.
- An example of discount is when you cut prices in your store from $10 to $5.
- An example of discount is when you ignore a rumor you hear because you know the source is usually wrong.
- a reduction from a usual or list price
- a deduction from a debt, allowed for paying promptly or in cash
- the interest deducted in advance by one who buys, or lends money on, a bill of exchange, promissory note, etc.
- the rate of interest charged for discounting a bill, note, etc.
- a discounting, as of a bill, note, etc.
Origin of discount; from Old French desconter, to count off ; from Medieval Latin discomputare: see dis- and amp; compute
- to pay or receive the present value of (a bill of exchange, promissory note, etc.), minus a deduction to cover interest for the purchaser
- to deduct an amount or percent from (a bill, price, etc.)
- to sell at less than the regular price
- to take (a story, statement, opinion, etc.) at less than face value, allowing for exaggeration, bias, etc.
- to disbelieve or disregard entirely; set aside as inaccurate or irrelevant
- to lessen the effect of by anticipating; reckon with in advance
at a discount
- below the regular price; below face value
- worth little; unwanted and easily obtained
transitive verbdis·count·ed, dis·count·ing, dis·counts
- a. To sell or offer for sale at a reduced price: discounting all merchandise.b. To reduce in quantity or value: discount a price.
- To deduct or subtract from a cost or price: discounted 30 dollars off the price of the coat.
- a. To determine the present value of (a future payment or series of payments).b. To price (a bond or other debt security) at a reduction to its face value, especially in place of a coupon.
- a. To disregard or doubt (something) as being exaggerated or untrustworthy: discount a rumor.b. To underestimate the significance or effectiveness of; minimize: I made sure in my report not to discount your accomplishments.
- To anticipate and make allowance for; reckon with in advance.
- A reduction from the full or standard amount of a price or value.
- The amount by which the face value of a bond or other debt security exceeds its market price.
- Offering products or services for sale at low or reduced prices: a discount retailer; a discount airline.
- Sold or offered for sale at a low or reduced price: discount merchandise.
- Reduced in quantity or value: discount airfares.
- Priced below face value, especially in place of a coupon: a discount bond.
Origin of discountAlteration (influenced by dis– and count1) of French décompter, from Old French desconter : des-, away; see dis– + conter, to count; see count1.
(third-person singular simple present discounts, present participle discounting, simple past and past participle discounted)
- To deduct from an account, debt, charge, and the like; to make an abatement of.
- Merchants sometimes discount five or six per cent for prompt payment of bills.
- To lend money upon, deducting the discount or allowance for interest; as, the banks discount notes and bills of exchange.
- To take into consideration beforehand; to anticipate and form conclusions concerning (an event).
- To leave out of account; to take no notice of.
- To lend, or make a practice of lending, money, abating the discount; as, the discount for sixty or ninety days.
- A reduction in price.
- A deduction made for interest, in advancing money upon, or purchasing, a bill or note not due; payment in advance of interest upon money.
- The rate of interest charged in discounting.
- Of goods, available at reduced prices; discounted.
- This store specializes in discount wares.
- Of a store, specializing in goods at reduced prices.
- If you're looking for cheap clothes, there's a discount clothier around the corner.
discount - Investment & Finance Definition
A term with many uses. Often discount refers to the difference between a bond’s face value and its current market value. A discount occurs when the bond is selling at a price less than its face value. Treasury bills are sold at a discount to their face value. On maturity, the investor gets the full face value returned. Discount also may refer to a price that is lower than it ordinarily would have been if circumstances were different.