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DISCARD

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does discard mean? 

DISCARD (noun)
  The noun DISCARD has 3 senses:

1. anything that is cast aside or discarded
2. (cards) the act of throwing out a useless card or to failing to follow suit
3. getting rid something that is regarded as useless or undesirable

  Familiarity information: DISCARD used as a noun is uncommon.


DISCARD (verb)
  The verb DISCARD has 1 sense:

1. throw or cast away

  Familiarity information: DISCARD used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DISCARD (noun)


Sense 1discard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Anything that is cast aside or discarded

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)

Hypernyms ("discard" is a kind of...):

object; physical object (a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow)


Sense 2discard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(cards) the act of throwing out a useless card or to failing to follow suit

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("discard" is a kind of...):

abandonment (the voluntary surrender of property (or a right to property) without attempting to reclaim it or give it away)

Domain category:

card game; cards (a game played with playing cards)

Holonyms ("discard" is a part of...):

card game; cards (a game played with playing cards)


Sense 3discard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Getting rid something that is regarded as useless or undesirable

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

throwing away; discard

Hypernyms ("discard" is a kind of...):

abandonment (the voluntary surrender of property (or a right to property) without attempting to reclaim it or give it away)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "discard"):

staging (getting rid of a stage of a multistage rocket)


DISCARD (verb)


Sense 1discard [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Throw or cast away

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

toss away; throw away; discard; chuck out; cast away; cast aside; toss out; cast out; dispose; put away; throw out; fling; toss

Context example:

Put away your worries

Hypernyms (to "discard" is one way to...):

get rid of; remove (dispose of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "discard"):

de-access (dispose of by selling)

liquidize; sell out; sell up (get rid of all one's merchandise)

abandon (forsake, leave behind)

pension off; retire (dispose of; as of old clothes)

dump (throw away as refuse)

waste (get rid of)

junk; scrap; trash (dispose of (something useless or old))

jettison (throw away, of something encumbering)

deep-six; give it the deep six (toss out; get rid of)

unlearn (discard something previously learnt, like an old habit)

close out (terminate by selling off or disposing of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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