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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ One plan after another was proposed, then discarded.
▪ It uses us and then discards us.
▪ The contents were then discarded, the wells were washed with the wash buffer solution and blotted on a paper towel.
▪ During the past weeks he had become tired of putting two and two together, and then discarding the answer.
▪ A child had become trapped in a refrigerator discarded in a vacant lot.
▪ Cut the olives into small slices and discard the pits.
▪ People who discard their litter in the streets should have to pay heavy fines.
▪ Wait! You forgot to discard.
▪ A first step for this current administration would be to discard its ideologically-inspired opposition to council housing building.
▪ I just traded up, discarding my old Colorado Jumbo 250 tape drive for new Colorado Jumbo 1400.
▪ In many cases, expensive equipment is being discarded.
▪ Interference pattern Today's cellphone networks treat the interference information as unwanted noise and discard it.
▪ Meanwhile, librarian Jane Lane has recently had to discard around 100 social science books because they were woefully out of date.
▪ The parasitism of advertising enables it to use and discard any style and content for its own ends.
▪ People pay him to haul away their discards.
▪ Cap Sogea had such dominance in the class that her one discard was a 1st place.
▪ Her sensible cotton nightshirt must have been one of his discards.
▪ Marble discards are crushed to make the gravel or composite paving stones you see all over the world.
▪ What is one institution's discard is another's desideratum.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Discard \Dis*card"\, n. (Card Playing) The act of discarding; also, the card or cards discarded.


Discard \Dis*card"\, v. i. (Card Playing) To make a discard.


Discard \Dis*card"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Discarded; p. pr. & vb. n. Discarding.]

  1. (Card Playing) To throw out of one's hand, as superfluous cards; to lay aside (a card or cards).

  2. To cast off as useless or as no longer of service; to dismiss from employment, confidence, or favor; to discharge; to turn away.

    They blame the favorites, and think it nothing extraordinary that the queen should . . . resolve to discard them.

  3. To put or thrust away; to reject.

    A man discards the follies of boyhood.
    --I. Taylor.

    Syn: To dismiss; displace; discharge; cashier.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1590s, literally "to throw a card away," from dis- "away" + card (n.). Figurative use (in a non-gaming sense) is first recorded 1580s. In the card-playing sense, decard is attested by 1550s. Related: Discarded; discarding. As a noun, from 1742.


n. 1 Anything discarded. 2 A discarded playing card in a card game. vb. 1 (context transitive English) to throw away, to reject. 2 (context intransitive card games English) To make a discard; to throw out a card. 3 To dismiss from employment, confidence, or favour; to discharge.

  1. n. 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 [syn: throwing away]

  4. v. throw or cast away; "Put away your worries" [syn: fling, toss, toss out, toss away, chuck out, cast aside, dispose, throw out, cast out, throw away, cast away, put away]

Discard (EP)

Discard is an EP by Figurine released in 2002 on 555 Records.


Discard may refer to:

  • Discard Protocol, a service in the Internet Protocol Suite
  • Discard (for SSDs), a parameter in Linux to enable TRIM for SSDs
  • Discard (EP), an album by Figurine

Related articles

  • Discards, the parts of a fish which are not kept after cleaning them

Usage examples of "discard".

But the decision, the anchorman thought sourly, was typical of Chuck Insen: once more an item of foreign news, whose emphasis Sloane favored, had gone into the discard.

Even though the embryos from which these cells are derived are developed outside the womb and routinely discarded, antiabortion activists adamantly oppose using them for research no matter how many people stand to benefit.

The tungsten-cored penetrators of the discarding sabot ammunition penetrated his antiballistic, unpowered armor effortlessly at such point-blank range.

They were impressed by the fact that Protestantism had outgrown and discarded Luther, that Arminians in Holland, the Lutherans of the University of Helmstedt, the French schools of Sedan and Saumur, the Caroline divines in England, and even Puritans like Leighton and Baxter, were as much opposed as themselves to the doctrine of justification, which was the origin of the Protestant movement.

As the Dutch astrophysicist began crawling around and underneath the contraption, Nash went to help Kawakami fold up the discarded shrouds.

Discarding the scented powder that had been made available, he combed his black hair into a bagwig at the nape of his neck and brushed it smooth before the looking glass.

The conflict which followed was one of those bloody grapples, rather than battles, which, discarding all manoeuvring or brain-work in the commanders, depend for the result upon the brute strength of the forces engaged.

The art room of Cinema Scene, with its ink pens and a carousel of colored pencils, table-sized paper, overlays and benday dots, border tape, and discarded headlines and photographs that I could wax and collage, was my paradise.

I caught up as Birdy wrestled with the lock, while the discarded Perseus whimpered nearby beneath a fig tree.

She got out her stuffed animals and put some discarded booties on them.

The under garments he had long since discarded, wearing beneath the burnoose only a loin cloth.

His canions, those trousers whose contents she had admired so surreptitiouslywhen he discarded those, she closed her eyes.

This woman had been a veritable Chaucerian figure, taking on and discarding husbands with breathtaking rapidity, always trading up, until she was able to write the will that made Lois heir to three million.

English clothes were discarded for a more Chilian garb, including a poncho and a broad-leafed sombrero.

They were invisible, clots of air itself, Cutter realised, thrown down from the fight above, the torn-off meat of an air elemental discarded by an implacable air golem, the hands of a golem bitten through by a frantic luftgeist.