(en verb )
To deduct from an account, debt, charge, and the like; to make an abatement of.
To lend money upon, deducting the discount or allowance for interest; as, the banks discount notes and bills of exchange.
- Merchants sometimes discount five or six per cent for prompt payment of bills.
To take into consideration beforehand; to anticipate and form conclusions concerning (an event).
To leave out of account; to take no notice of.
* Sir William Hamilton
- Discount only unexceptionable paper.
:They discounted his comments.
To lend, or make a practice of lending, money, abating the discount; as, the discount for sixty or ninety days.
- Of the three opinions, (I discount Brown’s), under this head, one supposes that the law of Causality is a positive affirmation, and a primary fact of thought, incapable of all further analysis.
(en noun )
A reduction in price.
A deduction made for interest, in advancing money upon, or purchasing, a bill or note not due; payment in advance of interest upon money.
The rate of interest charged in discounting.
* (reduction in price) rebate, reduction
* quantity discount
* seasonal discount
Of goods, available at reduced prices; discounted.
Of a store, specializing in goods at reduced prices.
- This store specializes in discount wares.
- If you’re looking for cheap clothes, there’s a discount clothier around the corner.
A reduction in cost or expenditure.
(countable, usually plural) Something (usually money) that is saved.
- The shift of the supplier gave us a saving of 10 percent.
(uncountable) The action of the verb to save.
(obsolete) exception; reservation
- I invested all my savings in gold.
- Contend not with those that are too strong for us, but still with a saving to honesty.
(en adjective )
(theology) That saves someone from damnation; redemptive.
* Bible, Psalms xxviii. 8
- He is the saving strength of his anointed.
* 1932 , (Lewis Grassic Gibbon), Sunset Song”, Polygon 2006 (”A Scots Quair ), p. 14:
- a saving cook
Bringing back in returns or in receipts the sum expended; incurring no loss, though not gainful.
- Three of her bairns were drowned at sea, fishing off the Bervie braes they had been, but the fourth, the boy Cospatric, him that died the same day as the Old Queen, he was douce and saving and sensible, and set putting the estate to rights.
- a saving bargain
Making reservation or exception.
- The ship has made a saving voyage.
- a saving clause
(English prepositions )
With the exception of; except; save.
* Bible, Revelations ii. 17
Without disrespect to.
- And in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.
- Saving your reverence.
- Saving your presence.
* life savings
* saving grace