discount

The noun discount refers to an amount or percentage deducted from the normal selling price of something. If you wait until after the holiday, you can often buy goods at a steep discount — just make sure you need all that stuff.

The noun discount means a reduction in price of a good or service. You can ask the manager for a discount if the item is damaged. As a verb, discount means to reduce the price. The manager can discount the item for you. The verb discount also means to disregard, underestimate, or dismiss. If you are a teenager, people will often discount your opinion — but you should keep expressing it because eventually people will listen!

Primary Meanings of discount

1.
nv
an amount or percentage deducted
give a reduction in price on
2.
v
bar from attention or consideration
Full Definitions of discount
1

n an amount or percentage deducted

Synonyms:
deduction
Types:
trade discount
a discount from the list price of a commodity allowed by a manufacturer or wholesaler to a merchant
Type of:
adjustment, allowance
an amount added or deducted on the basis of qualifying circumstances

n a refund of some fraction of the amount paid

Synonyms:
rebate
Types:
rent-rebate
a rebate on rent given by a local government authority
Type of:
refund
money returned to a payer

n the act of reducing the selling price of merchandise

Synonyms:
deduction, price reduction
Type of:
decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down
the act of decreasing or reducing something

n interest on an annual basis deducted in advance on a loan

Synonyms:
bank discount, discount rate
Types:
bank rate
the discount rate fixed by a central bank
Type of:
interest rate, rate of interest
the percentage of a sum of money charged for its use

v give a reduction in price on

“I never discount these books-they sell like hot cakes”
Types:
allow
grant as a discount or in exchange
rebate
give a reduction in the price during a sale
Type of:
mark down
reduce the price of
2

v bar from attention or consideration

Synonyms:
brush aside, brush off, dismiss, disregard, ignore, push aside
Types:
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cold-shoulder, slight
pay no attention to, disrespect
discredit
cause to be distrusted or disbelieved
shrug off
minimize the importance of, brush aside
pass off
disregard
flout, scoff
treat with contemptuous disregard
turn a blind eye
refuse to acknowledge
laugh away, laugh off
deal with a problem by laughing or pretending to be amused by it
disoblige
ignore someone's wishes
Type of:
reject
refuse to accept or acknowledge

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