• (verb)
    • (British) IPA: /dɪsˈkɑːd/
    • (America) IPA: /dɪsˈkɑɹd/
  • (noun)
    • (British) IPA: /ˈdɪskɑːd/
    • (America) IPA: /ˈdɪskɑɹd/

discard (discards, present participle discarding; past and past participle discarded)

  1. (transitive) to throw away, to reject.
    • A man discards the follies of boyhood.
  2. (intransitive, card games) To make a discard; to throw out a card.
  3. To dismiss from employment, confidence, or favour; to discharge.
    • 1712, Jonathan Swift, The Conduct of the Allies, and of the late Ministry, in beginning and carrying on the present War
      They blame the favourites, and think it nothing extraordinary that the queen should […] resolve to discard them.
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discard (plural discards)

  1. Anything discarded.
  2. A discarded playing card in a card game.
  3. (programming) A temporary variable used to receive a value of no importance and unable to be read later.
    • 2017, Andrew Troelsen, ‎Philip Japikse, Pro C# 7: With .NET and .NET Core (page 120)
      Discards can be used with out parameters, with tuples, with pattern matching (Chapters 6 and 8), or even as stand-alone variables.
  • Russian: отхо́ды
  • Russian: сбро́шенная ка́рта

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