Discard

Definition of Discard

Dis`card´
v. t.1.(Card Playing) To throw out of one's hand, as superfluous cards; to lay aside (a card or cards).
[imp. & p. p. Discarded; p. pr. & vb. n. Discarding.]
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.
v. i.1.(Card Playing) To make a discard.
n.1.(Card Playing) The act of discarding; also, the card or cards discarded.

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