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dis·card

 (dĭ-skärd′)
v. dis·card·ed, dis·card·ing, dis·cards
v.tr.
1. To throw away; reject.
2.
a. To throw out (a playing card) from one's hand.
b. To play (a card other than a trump) from a suit different from that of the card led.
v.intr.
To discard a playing card.
n. (dĭs′kärd′)
1.
a. The act of discarding in a card game.
b. A discarded playing card.
2. One that is discarded or rejected.

dis·card′a·ble adj.
dis·card′er n.

discard

vb
1. (tr) to get rid of as useless or undesirable
2. (Card Games) cards to throw out (a card or cards) from one's hand
3. (Card Games) cards to play (a card not of the suit led nor a trump) when unable to follow suit
n
4. a person or thing that has been cast aside
5. (Card Games) cards a discarded card
6. (Card Games) the act of discarding
disˈcarder n

dis•card

(v. dɪˈskɑrd; n. ˈdɪs kɑrd)

v.t.
1. to cast aside or dispose of; get rid of.
2.
a. to throw out (a playing card) from one's hand.
b. to play (a card, not a trump, of a different suit from that of the card led).
v.i.
3. to discard a playing card.
n.
4. the act of discarding.
5. a person or thing that is cast out or rejected.
6. a card discarded.
[1580–90]
dis•card′a•ble, adj.
dis•card′er, n.

discard

- First meant "throw out or reject a card from a hand."
See also related terms for reject.

discard


Past participle: discarded
Gerund: discarding

Imperative
discard
discard
Present
I discard
you discard
he/she/it discards
we discard
you discard
they discard
Preterite
I discarded
you discarded
he/she/it discarded
we discarded
you discarded
they discarded
Present Continuous
I am discarding
you are discarding
he/she/it is discarding
we are discarding
you are discarding
they are discarding
Present Perfect
I have discarded
you have discarded
he/she/it has discarded
we have discarded
you have discarded
they have discarded
Past Continuous
I was discarding
you were discarding
he/she/it was discarding
we were discarding
you were discarding
they were discarding
Past Perfect
I had discarded
you had discarded
he/she/it had discarded
we had discarded
you had discarded
they had discarded
Future
I will discard
you will discard
he/she/it will discard
we will discard
you will discard
they will discard
Future Perfect
I will have discarded
you will have discarded
he/she/it will have discarded
we will have discarded
you will have discarded
they will have discarded
Future Continuous
I will be discarding
you will be discarding
he/she/it will be discarding
we will be discarding
you will be discarding
they will be discarding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been discarding
you have been discarding
he/she/it has been discarding
we have been discarding
you have been discarding
they have been discarding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been discarding
you will have been discarding
he/she/it will have been discarding
we will have been discarding
you will have been discarding
they will have been discarding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been discarding
you had been discarding
he/she/it had been discarding
we had been discarding
you had been discarding
they had been discarding
Conditional
I would discard
you would discard
he/she/it would discard
we would discard
you would discard
they would discard
Past Conditional
I would have discarded
you would have discarded
he/she/it would have discarded
we would have discarded
you would have discarded
they would have discarded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.discard - anything that is cast aside or discardeddiscard - anything that is cast aside or discarded
object, physical object - a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow; "it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"
2.discard - (cards) the act of throwing out a useless card or of failing to follow suit
abandonment - the voluntary surrender of property (or a right to property) without attempting to reclaim it or give it away
card game, cards - a game played with playing cards
3.discard - getting rid something that is regarded as useless or undesirablediscard - getting rid something that is regarded as useless or undesirable
abandonment - the voluntary surrender of property (or a right to property) without attempting to reclaim it or give it away
staging - getting rid of a stage of a multistage rocket
Verb1.discard - throw or cast awaydiscard - throw or cast away; "Put away your worries"
unlearn - discard something previously learnt, like an old habit
deep-six, give it the deep six - toss out; get rid of; "deep-six these old souvenirs!"
jettison - throw away, of something encumbering
junk, scrap, trash - dispose of (something useless or old); "trash these old chairs"; "junk an old car"; "scrap your old computer"
waste - get rid of; "We waste the dirty water by channeling it into the sewer"
get rid of, remove - dispose of; "Get rid of these old shoes!"; "The company got rid of all the dead wood"
dump - throw away as refuse; "No dumping in these woods!"
retire - dispose of (something no longer useful or needed); "She finally retired that old coat"
abandon - forsake, leave behind; "We abandoned the old car in the empty parking lot"
liquidize, sell out, sell up - get rid of all one's merchandise
de-access - dispose of by selling; "the museum sold off its collection of French impressionists to raise money"; "the publishing house sold off one of its popular magazines"
close out - terminate by selling off or disposing of; "He closed out his line of sports cars"

discard

verb get rid of, drop, remove, throw away or out, reject, abandon, dump (informal), shed, scrap, axe (informal), ditch (slang), junk (informal), chuck (informal), dispose of, relinquish, dispense with, jettison, repudiate, cast aside Read the instructions before discarding the box.
keep, save, reserve, retain, hold back, hang or hold on to

discard

verb
To let go or get rid of as being useless or defective, for example:
Informal: chuck, jettison, shuck (off).
Slang: ditch.
Translations
يَرْمي، يَطْرَح جانِبا
odhoditvyřadit
kasseresmide væk
fleygja, henda
išmestinusimesti
atmest/aizmest
atmakıskartaya çıkarmak

discard

A. [dɪsˈkɑːd] VT [+ unwanted thing] → deshacerse de; [+ idea, plan] → desechar, descartar; [+ clothing] → desembarazarse de; [+ habit] → renunciar a (Cards) → descartarse de; [+ person] → desembarazarse de
B. [dɪsˈkɑːd] VI (Cards) → descartarse
C. [ˈdɪskɑːd] N (Cards) → descarte m; (= unwanted thing) → desecho m

discard

[dɪsˈkɑːrd] vt
(= throw out) [+ old things] → se débarrasser de
[+ idea, plan, system] → abandonner, renoncer àdisc brake nfrein m à disquedisc drive n (British) (COMPUTING)lecteur m de disques

discard

vt
unwanted article, personausrangieren; idea, planverwerfen; (Comput) changes in fileverwerfen; (= take off) coatausziehen; antlers, leavesabwerfen
(Cards) → abwerfen
vi (Cards) → abwerfen
n
(Cards) → Abwerfen nt
(Ind, Comm) → Ausschuss m, → Ausschussware f

discard

[dɪsˈkɑːd] vt (clothes) → smettere; (unwanted things) → sbarazzarsi di; (idea, plan, playing card) → scartare; (people) → abbandonare

discard

(diˈskaːd) verb
to throw away as useless. They discarded the empty bottles.

discard

n. desecho, descarte;
v. descartar, desechar.
References in classic literature ?
Tomorrow I shall discard them for leopard-skins which I have tanned and sewn into a garment strong and warm.
I had had to discard my rifle before I commenced the rapid descent of the cliff, so that now I was armed only with a hunting knife, and this I whipped from its scabbard as Kho leaped toward me.
In plain English, when you have made your fortune by the good offices of a friend, you are advised to discard him as soon as you can.
The Dative case is but an ornamental folly--it is better to discard it.
And eighthly, and last, I would retain ZUG and SCHLAG, with their pendants, and discard the rest of the vocabulary.
When their service is over they discard the metal of the nation they have been serving until they shall have found a new master.
The experiment has, however, demonstrated that this expectation was ill-founded and illusory; and the observations, made under the last head, will, I imagine, have sufficed to convince the impartial and discerning, that there is an absolute necessity for an entire change in the first principles of the system; that if we are in earnest about giving the Union energy and duration, we must abandon the vain project of legislating upon the States in their collective capacities; we must extend the laws of the federal government to the individual citizens of America; we must discard the fallacious scheme of quotas and requisitions, as equally impracticable and unjust.
It is a matter of vanity and ambition with them to discard everything that may bear the stamp of civilized life, and to adopt the manners, habits, dress, gesture, and even walk of the Indian.
From today (2 January), fishermen targeting certain fish in the North Sea must land everything they catch as the next phase of the discard ban for demersal species comes into force, Fisheries Minister George Eustice has announced.
To get accountability right this time we need to properly decide which tests to keep and which to discard.
4] Along with this, a protocol for minimizing the discard of blood should be formed to save energy and human and financial resources in the developing countries.
The discard ban has already been in place for 12 months for pelagic species like mackerel and herring.