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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Discard  \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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  discarding 
  n  :  getting  rid  something  that  is  regarded  as  useless  or 
  undesirable  [syn:  {discard},  {throwing  away}] 




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