Meaning of DISCOUNT in English
noun , verb
/ 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. 2005