Definition of

Discard

  1. (noun, act) getting rid something that is regarded as useless or undesirable
  2. (noun, act) (cards) the act of throwing out a useless card or of failing to follow suit
  3. (noun, object) anything that is cast aside or discarded
  4. (verb, possession) throw or cast away

via WordNet, Princeton University

Origin of the word Discard

  1. 1590s, from dis- "away" (see dis-) + card (n.). In a non-gaming sense, first recorded 1590s. Related: Discarded. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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