Definitions for: Discard

[n] getting rid something that is regarded as useless or undesirable
[n] the act of throwing out a useless card or to failing to follow suit
[n] anything that is cast aside or discarded
[v] throw or cast away; "Put away your worries"

Webster (1913) Definition: 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. --Swift.

3. To put or thrust away; to reject.

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

Syn: To dismiss; displace; discharge; cashier.

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

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

Synonyms: cast aside, cast away, cast out, chuck out, dispose, fling, put away, throw away, throw out, throwing away, toss, toss away, toss out

See Also: abandon, abandonment, card game, cards, close out, de-access, deep-six, dump, get rid of, give it the deep six, jettison, junk, liquidize, object, pension off, physical object, remove, retire, scrap, sell off, sell out, sell up, staging, trash, unlearn, waste

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