Syn. Disagreeing; incongruous; contradictory; repugnant; opposite; contrary; inconsistent; dissonant; harsh; jarring; irreconcilable.
Dis*cord"ant*ly, adv. Dis*cord"ant*ness, n. [R.]
(Dis*cord"ful) a. Full of discord; contentious. [Obs.] "His discordful dame." Spenser.
(Dis*cord"ous) a. Full of discord. [Obs.]
(Dis*cor"po*rate) a. Deprived of the privileges or form of a body corporate. [Obs.] Jas.
(Dis*cor`re*spond"ent) a. Incongruous. W. Montagu.
(Dis*cost") v. i. Same as Discoast. [Obs.]
(Dis*coun"sel) v. t. [Pref. dis- + counsel: cf. OF. desconseiller.] To dissuade. [Obs.]
(Dis"count`) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Discounted; p. pr. & vb. n. Discounting.] [OF. desconter,
descompter, to deduct, F. décompter to discount; pref. des- (L. dis-) + conter, compter. See Count,
1. To deduct from an account, debt, charge, and the like; to make an abatement of; as, merchants sometimes
discount five or six per cent for prompt payment of bills.
2. To lend money upon, deducting the discount or allowance for interest; as, the banks discount notes
and bills of exchange.
Discount only unexceptionable paper.Walsh.
3. To take into consideration beforehand; to anticipate and form conclusions concerning
4. To leave out of account; to take no notice of. [R.]
Of the three opinions (I discount Brown's).Sir W. Hamilton.
(Dis"count`) v. i. To lend, or make a practice of lending, money, abating the discount; as, the
discount for sixty or ninety days.
(Dis"count`) n. [Cf. F. décompte. See Discount, v. t.]
1. A counting off or deduction made from a gross sum on any account whatever; an allowance upon an
account, debt, demand, price asked, and the like; something taken or deducted.
2. A deduction made for interest, in advancing money upon, or purchasing, a bill or note not due; payment
in advance of interest upon money.
3. The rate of interest charged in discounting.
At a discount, below par, or below the nominal value; hence, colloquially, out of favor; poorly esteemed; depreciated.
Bank discount, a sum equal to the interest at a given rate on the principal (face) of a bill or note
from the time of discounting until it become due. Discount broker, one who makes a business
of discounting commercial paper; a bill broker. Discount day, a particular day of the week when a
bank discounts bills. True discount, the interest which, added to a principal, will equal the face of
a note when it becomes due. The principal yielding this interest is the present value of the note.