Crossword clues for discard
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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.]
(Card Playing) To throw out of one's hand, as superfluous cards; to lay aside (a card or cards).
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.
To put or thrust away; to reject.
A man discards the follies of boyhood.
Syn: To dismiss; displace; discharge; cashier.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
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.
n. anything that is cast aside or discarded
(cards) the act of throwing out a useless card or to failing to follow suit
getting rid something that is regarded as useless or undesirable [syn: throwing away]
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
- 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.