Definitions of discount

  1. To lend or make a practice of lending money, deducting the interest at the time of the loan.
  2. To deduct; make an allowance; take with exception or doubt, as a statement; discredit.
  3. To buy or cash, as notes, for less than face value; cash with deduction of interest yet to accrue.
  4. To draw on in advance, as income or prospects; anticipate.
  5. 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.
  6. A deduction made for interest, in advancing money upon, or purchasing, a bill or note not due; payment in advance of interest upon money.
  7. The rate of interest charged in discounting.
  8. To deduct a sum from for prompt payment: advance money on, deducting a certain rate per cent; allow for exaggeration in, as a story.
  9. To allow discount: to advance money on, deducting discount.
  10. To lend money on, deducting interest.
  11. To lend, or make a practice of lending, money, abating the discount; as, the discount for sixty or ninety days.
  12. To practice discounting.
  13. 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.
  14. To lend money upon, deducting the discount or allowance for interest; as, the banks discount notes and bills of exchange.
  15. To take into consideration beforehand; to anticipate and form conclusions concerning ( an event).
  16. To leave out of account; to take no notice of.
  17. To deduct a certain sum or rate per cent, from the principal sum; to lend or advance the amount of, deducting the interest or other rate per cent, from the principal at the time of the advance; to deduct; to forestall; to take account of beforehand.
  18. the act of reducing the selling price of merchandise
  19. a refund of some fraction of the amount paid
  20. give a reduction in price on; " I never discount these books- they sell like hot cakes"
  21. A sum deducted or allowed for prompt payment of an account; a deduction made according to the current rate of interest.
  22. A sum taken from the count or reckoning: a sum returned to the payer of an account: a deduction made for interest in advancing money on a bill.
  23. Deduction made from a payment; interest paid in advance.
  24. An amount deducted; interest deducted in advance for cashing notes, etc.
  25. The act of discounting.
  26. The rate of discount.
  27. A sum deducted for prompt payment; an allowance or deduction from a sum due, or from a credit; a certain rate per cent. deducted from the credit price of goods sold on account of prompt payment; a sum returned in payment; the deduction of a sum for advanced payment; the sum deducted; the act of discounting.
  28. Something taken off or deducted; an allowance or deduction on the payment of money; the deduction of the interest on a sum lent at the time of lending; the sum so deducted.
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