Definition of Discard

1. Noun. Anything that is cast aside or discarded.

Generic synonyms: Object, Physical Object



2. Verb. Throw or cast away. "Put away your worries"

3. Noun. (cards) the act of throwing out a useless card or of failing to follow suit.
Generic synonyms: Abandonment
Group relationships: Card Game, Cards
Category relationships: Card Game, Cards

4. Noun. Getting rid something that is regarded as useless or undesirable.
Exact synonyms: Throwing Away
Generic synonyms: Abandonment
Specialized synonyms: Staging

Definition of Discard

1. v. t. To throw out of one's hand, as superfluous cards; to lay aside (a card or cards).

2. v. i. To make a discard.

3. n. The act of discarding; also, the card or cards discarded.

Definition of Discard

1. Verb. (transitive) to throw away, to reject ¹

2. Noun. Anything discarded. ¹

3. Noun. A discarded playing card in a card game. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Discard

1. to throw away [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Discard

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discapacitating
discard (current term)
discardable
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discarnate
discase
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Literary usage of Discard

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"Each player Is bound to discard at least one card (but see Laws 21, 22, and 23). ... After taking a card, a player cannot alter hi« discard ; and If he then ..."

2. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"Each player is bound to discard at least one card (but see Laws 21, 22, and 23). ... After taking a card, a player cannot alter his discard ; and If he then ..."

3. Modern Scientific Whist: The Principles of the Modern Game Analyzed and by C. D. P. Hamilton (1894)
"THE discard. You must exercise care and good judgment in discarding. ... Your first discard is as significant as your original lead. ..."

4. Walker's Errors in Civil Proceedings: Being the Errors in Civil Proceedings by William Slee Walker (1917)
"Instruction that the jury, as judges of the weight of evidence and credibility of witnesses, have the right to discard such parts of testimony as they deem ..."

5. Transactions of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and (1919)
"For the first 7 months of operation, neutral advance was the most desirable to discard. This solution averaged 3 per cent. copper, 0.2 to 0.5 per cent. free ..."

6. Foster's Pirate Bridge: The Latest Development of Auction Bridge, with the by Robert Frederick Foster (1917)
"THE REVERSE discard This is sometimes useful when the partner may be in doubt ... If the player who has a discard holds a suit with an ace in it and has two ..."

7. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1899)
"... of Cheshire' and when the feeling becomes intense t writer is thoroughly himself, discard« ii tative mannerism, and emancipates bims fro» the influence ..."

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