Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)

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Discard (Page: 419)

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).

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

They blame the favorites, and think it nothing extraordinary that the queen should . . . resolve to discard them. Swift.

3. To put or thrust away; to reject.

A man discards the follies of boyhood. I. Taylor.
Syn. -- To dismiss; displace; discharge; cashier.
Discard (Page: 419)

Dis*card", v. i. (Card Playing) To make a discard.

Discard (Page: 419)

Dis*card", n. (Card Playing) The act of discarding; also, the card or cards discarded.