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dis·count

 (dĭs′kount′, dĭs-kount′)
tr.v. dis·count·ed, dis·count·ing, dis·counts
1.
a. To sell or offer for sale at a reduced price: discounting all merchandise.
b. To reduce in quantity or value: discount a price.
2. To deduct or subtract from a cost or price: discounted 30 dollars off the price of the coat.
3.
a. To determine the present value of (a future payment or series of payments).
b. To price (a bond or other debt security) at a reduction to its face value, especially in place of a coupon.
4.
a. To disregard or doubt (something) as being exaggerated or untrustworthy: discount a rumor.
b. To underestimate the significance or effectiveness of; minimize: I made sure in my report not to discount your accomplishments.
5. To anticipate and make allowance for; reckon with in advance.
n. (dĭs′kount′)
1. A reduction from the full or standard amount of a price or value.
2. The amount by which the face value of a bond or other debt security exceeds its market price.
adj. (dĭs′kount′)
1. Offering products or services for sale at low or reduced prices: a discount retailer; a discount airline.
2. Sold or offered for sale at a low or reduced price: discount merchandise.
3. Reduced in quantity or value: discount airfares.
4. Priced below face value, especially in place of a coupon: a discount bond.

[Alteration (influenced by dis- count) of French décompter, from Old French desconter : des-, away; see dis- + conter, to count; see count1.]

dis′count′a·ble adj.
dis·count′er n.

discounter

(ˈdɪskaʊntə)
n
1. (Commerce) another name for discount store
2. (Commerce) any business that provides a given service or product at a discounted price, esp one that threatens the market share of previous sector leaders
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.discounter - a sales outlet offering goods at a discounted pricediscounter - a sales outlet offering goods at a discounted price
mercantile establishment, outlet, retail store, sales outlet - a place of business for retailing goods
discount chain - a chain of discount stores
Translations

discounter

[ˈdɪskaʊntər] n (= organization) → discounter m, discounteur mdiscount house n
(= bank) → banque f d'escompte
= discount storediscount rate ntaux m de remisediscount store discount house nmagasin m de discount

discounter

n (= Comm)Discounter m
References in classic literature ?
Nor did he trouble his borrowers with abstract calculations of figures, or references to ready-reckoners; his simple rule of interest being all comprised in the one golden sentence, 'two-pence for every half-penny,' which greatly simplified the accounts, and which, as a familiar precept, more easily acquired and retained in the memory than any known rule of arithmetic, cannot be too strongly recommended to the notice of capitalists, both large and small, and more especially of money-brokers and bill- discounters.
She pointed out that Sears hasn't become a discounter, continuing to offer its wide variety of appliances, tools and clothes, and that it continues to focus more on quality than price points.
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This makes them the preferred store-of-choice alongside the hard discounter - a strategy not only beneficial to the traditional supermarket, but also to its hard-discount competitor.
Aldi had no answer to the big four's discounter-style fightback because its prices were already discounted and it felt that offering price cuts would water down its discounter image.
Fellow discounter and last year's winner Lidl came second at PS28.
Sainsbury's is fighting back by investing in Netto's return to the UK, four years after the Danish discounter sold up here.
Sainsbury's are fighting back by - investing in Netto's return to the UK - four years after the Danish discounter sold up here.
The decline in Germany should create new challenges for Europe's two discounter giants Aldi and Schwarz (Lidl), as it remains their main battleground.
It found shopping at a discounter could be up to 61% more expensive than sticking to a budget range at a standard supermarket.
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