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
  5. 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
  6. 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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