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  • 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.
  • To lend money upon, deducting the discount or allowance for interest; as, the banks discount notes and bills of exchange.
  • To take into consideration beforehand; to anticipate and form conclusions concerning (an event).
  • To leave out of account; to take no notice of.
  • To lend, or make a practice of lending, money, abating the discount; as, the discount for sixty or ninety days.
  • A reduction in price.
  • 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.
  • Of goods, available at reduced prices; discounted.
         This store specializes in discount wares.
  • Of a store, specializing in goods at reduced prices.
         If you're looking for cheap clothes, there's a discount clothier around the corner.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia



Dis"count` (?; 277), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Discounted; p. pr. & vb. n. Discounting.] [OF. desconter, descompter, to deduct, F. décompter to discount; pref. des- (L. dis-) + conter, compter. See Count, v.] 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.

Discount only unexceptionable paper.
Walsh.

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. [R.]

Of the three opinions (I discount Brown's).
Sir W. Hamilton.

Dis"count` (?; 277), v. i. To lend, or make a practice of lending, money, abating the discount; as, the discount for sixty or ninety days.

Dis"count` (?), n. [Cf. F. décompte. See Discount, v. t.] 1. 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.

2. A deduction made for interest, in advancing money upon, or purchasing, a bill or note not due; payment in advance of interest upon money.

3. The rate of interest charged in discounting.

At a discount, below par, or below the nominal value; hence, colloquially, out of favor; poorly esteemed; depreciated. -- Bank discount, a sum equal to the interest at a given rate on the principal (face) of a bill or note from the time of discounting until it become due. -- Discount broker, one who makes a business of discounting commercial paper; a bill broker. -- Discount day, a particular day of the week when a bank discounts bills. -- True discount, the interest which, added to a principal, will equal the face of a note when it becomes due. The principal yielding this interest is the present value of the note.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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