Meaning of DISCOUNT in English


noun , verb

■ noun

/ ˈdɪskaʊnt; NAmE / [ C , U ] discount on / off sth an amount of money that is taken off the usual cost of sth

SYN reduction :

to get / give / offer a discount

discount rates / prices

They're offering a 10% discount on all sofas this month.

They were selling everything at a discount (= at reduced prices) .

a discount shop (= one that regularly sells goods at reduced prices)

Do you give any discount?

■ verb / dɪsˈkaʊnt; NAmE also ˈdɪskaʊnt/ [ vn ]


discount sth (as sth) ( formal ) to think or say that sth is not important or not true

SYN dismiss :

We cannot discount the possibility of further strikes.

The news reports were being discounted as propaganda.


to take an amount of money off the usual cost of sth; to sell sth at a discount

SYN reduce :

discounted prices / fares



early 17th cent.: from obsolete French descompte (noun), descompter (verb), or (in commercial contexts) from Italian (di)scontare , both from medieval Latin discomputare , from Latin dis- (expressing reversal) + computare , from com- together + putare to settle (an account)..

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.