Dis*card" (?), v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Discarded; p. pr. & vb. n.
Discarding.] 1. (Card Playing) To
throw out of one's hand, as superfluous cards; to lay aside (a card
2. To cast off as useless or as no longer of
service; to dismiss from employment, confidence, or favor; to
discharge; to turn away.
They blame the favorites, and think it nothing
extraordinary that the queen should . . . resolve to discard
3. To put or thrust away; to
A man discards the follies of
boyhood. I. Taylor.
Syn. -- To dismiss; displace; discharge; cashier.
Dis*card", v. i. (Card Playing)
To make a discard.
Dis*card", n. (Card Playing)
The act of discarding; also, the card or cards