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Definition of Discount

Discount

  1. To deduct from an account, debt, charge, and the like; to make an abatement of; as, merchants sometimes discount five or six per cent for prompt payment of bills.
  2. To lend money upon, deducting the discount or allowance for interest; as, the banks discount notes and bills of exchange.
  3. To take into consideration beforehand; to anticipate and form conclusions concerning (an event).
  4. To leave out of account; to take no notice of.
  5. To lend, or make a practice of lending, money, abating the discount; as, the discount for sixty or ninety days.
  6. A counting off or deduction made from a gross sum on any account whatever; an allowance upon an account, debt, demand, price asked, and the like; something taken or deducted.
  7. A deduction made for interest, in advancing money upon, or purchasing, a bill or note not due; payment in advance of interest upon money.
  8. The rate of interest charged in discounting.

Discount Quotations

Never ever discount the idea of marriage. Sure, someone might tell you that marriage is just a piece of paper. Well, so is money, and what's more life-affirming than cold, hard cash?
Dennis Miller

Debt vultures are really the scum at the bottom of the pond. These are guys who buy up the debts of the world's poorest countries on the secondary market. You can go buy debts of a country like Peru, for example, at a real discount. Why? Because people think that the debts won't be repaid.
Noreena Hertz

It looks like it's been furnished by discount stores.
Jackie Kennedy

I'd love to do a sci-fi movie, a western, or an espionage thriller. But I'm not going to limit myself. If a good script comes along, I'm not going to discount it because it doesn't fit into one of these genres.
Park Chan-wook

There are even more statues of Robert Burns than of any other figure in world literature. Indeed if we discount figures of religion, then only Christopher Columbus has more statues than he worldwide.
Len G. Murray
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Discount Translations

discount in Afrikaans is afslag
discount in Dutch is disconto
discount in French is escompte, escomptent, escompter, remise, rabais
discount in German is Abschlag {m}, Skonto {m}, Abzug {m}, Rabatt {m}
discount in Italian is sconto
discount in Norwegian is rabatt, trekke fra
discount in Portuguese is disconto
discount in Spanish is descuento
discount in Swedish is rabatt
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