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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Discord  \Dis"cord`\,  n.  [OE.  discord,  descord,  OF  discorde, 
  descorde  F.  discorde,  from  L.  discordia  fr  discors, 
  -cordis,  discordant,  disagreeable;  dis-  +  cor,  cordis,  heart; 
  cf  F.  discord,  n.,  and  OF  descorder  discorder,  F. 
  discorder,  to  discord,  L.  discordare  from  discors.  See 
  {Heart},  and  cf  {Discord},  v.  i.] 
  1.  Want  of  concord  or  agreement;  absence  of  unity  or  harmony 
  in  sentiment  or  action  variance  leading  to  contention  and 
  strife;  disagreement;  --  applied  to  persons  or  to  things 
  and  to  thoughts,  feelings,  or  purposes. 
 
  A  false  witness  that  speaketh  lies,  and  he  that 
  soweth  discord  among  brethren.  --Prov.  vi 
  19. 
 
  Peace  to  arise  out  of  universal  discord  fomented  in 
  all  parts  of  the  empire.  --Burke. 
 
  2.  (Mus.)  Union  of  musical  sounds  which  strikes  the  ear 
  harshly  or  disagreeably,  owing  to  the  incommensurability 
  of  the  vibrations  which  they  produce;  want  of  musical 
  concord  or  harmony;  a  chord  demanding  resolution  into  a 
  concord. 
 
  For  a  discord  itself  is  but  a  harshness  of  divers 
  sounds  m???ing.  --Bacon. 
 
  {Apple  of  discord}.  See  under  {Apple}. 
 
  Syn:  Variance;  difference;  opposition;  contrariety;  clashing; 
  dissension;  contention;  strife;  disagreement; 
  dissonance. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Discord  \Dis*cord"\,  v.  i.  [OE.  discorden  descorden  from  the 
  French.  See  {Discord},  n.] 
  To  disagree;  to  be  discordant;  to  jar;  to  clash;  not  to  suit. 
  [Obs.] 
 
  The  one  discording  with  the  other  --Bacon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  discord 
  n  1:  lack  of  agreement  or  harmony  [syn:  {strife}] 
  2:  disagreement  among  those  expected  to  cooperate  [syn:  {dissension}] 
  3:  a  harsh  mixture  of  sounds  [syn:  {discordance}] 
  4:  a  discordant  act  [syn:  {discordance}] 
  v  :  be  different  from  one  another  [syn:  {disagree},  {disaccord}] 
  [ant:  {match}] 




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