Discard Dis*card", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Discarded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Discarding}.] 1. (Card Playing) To throw out of one's hand, as superfluous cards; to lay aside (a card or cards). [1913 Webster]

2. To cast off as useless or as no longer of service; to dismiss from employment, confidence, or favor; to discharge; to turn away. [1913 Webster]

They blame the favorites, and think it nothing extraordinary that the queen should . . . resolve to discard them. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

3. To put or thrust away; to reject. [1913 Webster]

A man discards the follies of boyhood. --I. Taylor.

Syn: To dismiss; displace; discharge; cashier. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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