Discount definition

dĭskount, dĭs-kount
Reduced in quantity or value.

Discount airfares.

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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.

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To deduct an amount or percent from (a bill, price, etc.)
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The interest deducted in advance by one who buys, or lends money on, a bill of exchange, promissory note, etc.
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To pay or receive the present value of (a bill of exchange, promissory note, etc.), minus a deduction to cover interest for the purchaser.
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The rate of interest charged for discounting a bill, note, etc.
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To sell at less than the regular price.
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The amount by which the face value of a bond or other debt security exceeds its market price.
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Sold or offered for sale at a low or reduced price.

Discount merchandise.

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Priced below face value, especially in place of a coupon.

A discount bond.

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To price (a bond or other debt security) at a reduction to its face value, especially in place of a coupon.
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To determine the present value of (a future payment or series of payments).
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Discount means a reduction off of the normal price for goods or services.

An example of a discount is 10 percent off.

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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.
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A reduction in price.
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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.

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To anticipate and make allowance for; reckon with in advance.
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To sell or offer for sale at a reduced price.

Discounting all merchandise.

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To reduce in quantity or value.

Discount a price.

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To disregard or doubt (something) as being exaggerated or untrustworthy.

Discount a rumor.

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To underestimate the significance or effectiveness of; minimize.

I made sure in my report not to discount your accomplishments.

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A reduction from the full or standard amount of a price or value.
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Offering products or services for sale at low or reduced prices.

A discount retailer; a discount airline.

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A discounting, as of a bill, note, etc.
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A reduction from a usual or list price.
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A deduction from a debt, allowed for paying promptly or in cash.
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To lessen the effect of by anticipating; reckon with in advance.
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To take (a story, statement, opinion, etc.) at less than face value, allowing for exaggeration, bias, etc.
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To disbelieve or disregard entirely; set aside as inaccurate or irrelevant.
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To lend or sell with discounts.
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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.

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To lend money upon, deducting the discount or allowance for interest; as, the banks discount notes and bills of exchange.
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To take into consideration beforehand; to anticipate and form conclusions concerning (an event).
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To leave out of account; to take no notice of.
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To lend, or make a practice of lending, money, abating the discount; as, the discount for sixty or ninety days.
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A deduction made for interest, in advancing money upon, or purchasing, a bill or note not due; payment in advance of interest upon money.
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The rate of interest charged in discounting.
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Of goods, available at reduced prices; discounted.

This store specializes in discount wares.

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Of a store, specializing in goods at reduced prices.

If you're looking for cheap clothes, there's a discount clothier around the corner.

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To deduct or subtract from a cost or price.

Discounted 30 dollars off the price of the coat.

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at a discount
  • below the regular price; below face value
  • worth little; unwanted and easily obtained
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

at a discount

Origin of discount

  • Alteration (influenced by dis–) (count) of French décompter from Old French desconter des- away dis– conter to count count1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Alteration of French descompte, décompte, from Old French disconter, desconter (“reckon off, account back, discount”), from Medieval Latin discomputare (“to deduct, discount”), from Latin dis (“away”) + computare (“to reckon, count”).

    From Wiktionary