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discard

dis·card

discard

 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: dihs kard
inflections: discarded, discarding, discards
definition 1: to throw out or away; cast off.
We discarded some old clothing.
synonyms:
chuck, dispose of
antonyms:
adopt, keep
similar words:
banish, deep-six, eliminate, fling, jettison, junk, reject, scrap, shed, slough, throw away
definition 2: in card games, to throw out (a card) from one's hand, or play (a card in a different suit from the one led, and not a trump).
antonyms:
keep
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
pronunciation: dIs kard
definition: to throw out cards from one's hand in a card game.
 
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: dIs kard
definition 1: the act of throwing something out or away, or of casting off, as a card in a card game.
similar words:
disposal, rejection
definition 2: a person or thing cast off.
synonyms:
castoff, outcast, rejection
antonyms:
accession
similar words:
reject, seconds
derivation: discardable (adj.)
Word Parts
The word discard contains the following part:
dis- Latin prefix that means not; apart; reverse, negate
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The prefix dis- occurs in English attached to Latin roots, as in dissent , but also forms words in English by attaching to verbs (dishearten ) and nouns (disbelief ). dis- has two other forms, as the "s" sound in dis- assimilates to the initial sound of the base to which it is attached. See the assimilated forms dif- and di-3.
synonyms:
de-, un-