- Noun and adjective:
discount (discounts, present participle discounting; past and past participle discounted)
- To deduct from an account, debt, charge, and the like.
- Merchants sometimes discount five or six per cent for prompt payment of bills.
- To lend money upon, deducting the discount or allowance for interest
- the banks discount notes and bills of exchange
- Discount only unexceptionable paper.
- To take into consideration beforehand; to anticipate and form conclusions concerning (an event).
- To leave out of account or regard as unimportant.
- Of the three opinions, (I discount Brown's), under this head, one supposes that the law of Causality is a positive affirmation, and a primary fact of thought, incapable of all further analysis.
- They discounted his comments.
- To lend, or make a practice of lending, money, abating the discount
- (psychology, transactional analysis) To believe, or act as though one believes, that one's own feelings are more important than the reality of a situation.
- German: einkalkulieren, einberechnen, mitberücksichtigen, mit in Betracht ziehen
discount (plural discounts)
- A reduction in price.
- This store offers discounts on all its wares. That store specializes in discount wares, too.
- (finance) 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.
- (psychology, transactional analysis) The act of one who believes, or act as though they believe, that their own feelings are more important than the reality of a situation.
- French: rabais
- German: Rabatt, Preisnachlass, Nachlass, Ermäßigung
- Italian: sconto
- Portuguese: desconto, abatimento
- Russian: ски́дка
- Spanish: descuento, rebaja
discount (not comparable)
- (of a, store) Specializing in selling goods at reduced prices.
- If you're looking for cheap clothes, there's a discount clothier around the corner.