discard

[v. dih-skahrd; n. dis-kahrd]
verb (used with object)
1.
to cast aside or dispose of; get rid of: to discard an old hat.
2.
Cards.
a.
to throw out (a card or cards) from one's hand.
b.
to play (a card, not a trump, of a different suit from that of the card led).
verb (used without object)
3.
Cards. to discard a card or cards.
noun
4.
the act of discarding.
5.
a person or thing that is cast out or rejected.
6.
Cards. a card or cards discarded.

Origin:
1580–90; dis-1 + card1

discardable, adjective
discarder, noun
undiscardable, adjective
undiscarded, adjective


1. retain.
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discard
 
vb
1.  (tr) to get rid of as useless or undesirable
2.  cards to throw out (a card or cards) from one's hand
3.  cards to play (a card not of the suit led nor a trump) when unable to follow suit
 
n
4.  a person or thing that has been cast aside
5.  cards a discarded card
6.  the act of discarding
 
dis'carder
 
n

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Word Origin & History

discard
1590s, from dis- "away" (see dis-) + card (n.). In a non-gaming sense, first recorded 1590s. Related: Discarded.
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Example sentences
Chard stems are sometimes discarded because they're so much tougher than the
  leaves.
By some estimates, one-fourth of the world catch is discarded each year.
Perhaps discarded then without a thought, the shoe is not dismissed so lightly
  now.
He considered, discarded and pared down ideas for months before he squeezed
  even a drop of paint onto his palette.
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