Other forms: discounts; discounted; discounting

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!

Definitions of discount
  1. noun
    an amount or percentage deducted
    synonyms: deduction
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    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
  2. noun
    a refund of some fraction of the amount paid
    synonyms: rebate
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    a rebate on rent given by a local government authority
    type of:
    money returned to a payer
  3. noun
    the act of reducing the selling price of merchandise
    synonyms: deduction, price reduction
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    type of:
    decrease, diminution, reduction, step-down
    the act of decreasing or reducing something
  4. noun
    interest on an annual basis deducted in advance on a loan
    synonyms: bank discount, discount rate
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    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
Definitions of discount
  1. verb
    give a reduction in price on
    “I never discount these books-they sell like hot cakes”
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    grant as a discount or in exchange
    give a reduction in the price during a sale
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    mark down
    reduce the price of
  2. verb
    bar from attention or consideration
    synonyms: brush aside, brush off, dismiss, disregard, ignore, push aside
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    cold-shoulder, slight
    pay no attention to, disrespect
    cause to be distrusted or disbelieved
    shrug off
    minimize the importance of, brush aside
    pass off
    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
    ignore someone's wishes
    type of:
    refuse to accept or acknowledge
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