noun | \ ˈdis-ˌkau̇nt \ | dis·count
  1. a : a reduction made from a regular or list price or a proportionate deduction from a debt account usually made for prompt payment or for payment in cash

    b : a reduction made for interest in advancing money upon or purchasing a note not yet due

    c : a reduction in the price of a bond — see also discount bond at bond 2

    d : the sale of securities that are issued below and redeemed at face value — compare premium 1


transitive verb | \ ˈdis-ˌkau̇nt, dis-ˈkau̇nt \ | dis·count
  1. a : to make a deduction from usually for cash or prompt payment

    b : to sell or offer at a lowered price

  1. : to lend money on after deducting a discount banks discount negotiable instruments

  1. : to take into account (a future event or prospect) in making present calculations

    : to give or make discounts


adjective | \ ˈdis-ˌkau̇nt \ | dis·count
  1. a : selling goods or services at a discount a discount broker

    b : offered or sold at a discount discount securities

  1. : reflecting a discount the discount price