The store offers a two percent discount when customers pay in cash.
a discount of 20% from the original price Verb
The vacation plan included a discounted price on our hotel room.
Car dealers are heavily discounting last year's unsold models.
These threats cannot be entirely discounted.
Recent Examples on the Web
Outdoor security cameras are also on sale, coming in at just $34 after a 74-percent discount.—Rachel Trujillo, Peoplemag, 22 Nov. 2023 Spend $100 to receive a 20% discount, spend $200 to receive a 25% discount, and spend $300 to receive a 30% discount.—Donna Kim, Bon Appétit, 22 Nov. 2023 So get your clicking hands warmed up, toss out the shampoo empties on the edge of the tub, and keep reading to learn more about these rare discounts, and prepare for the best hair of your life.—Jennifer Hussein, Allure, 21 Nov. 2023 These have dipped as low as $159 in the past, but this is still a good discount.—Brenda Stolyar, WIRED, 21 Nov. 2023 Brands have tested use-cases that encourage the wearer to scan it repeatedly; many share exclusive behind-the-scenes content or have considered offering discounts on future purchases.—Maghan McDowell, Vogue, 21 Nov. 2023 While any sort of travel during Thanksgiving week comes with its share of inconveniences and headaches, people who are driving through five East Coast states could see some very sizable discounts at the gas pump.—Chris Morris, Fortune, 21 Nov. 2023 Although 10% doesn’t seem like a very deep discount, Apple products rarely go on sale.—Rudie Obias, Variety, 20 Nov. 2023 Then came the email invitation from AARP, the American Association of Retired Persons, inviting me to join and take advantage of the multiple discounts.—WIRED, 11 Nov. 2023
The pink Lightning port version is also discounted to $20 right now.—Louryn Strampe, WIRED, 24 Nov. 2023 Stunning fragrances from Maison Margiela Replica are discounted too.—Porter Simmons, Vogue, 24 Nov. 2023 Right now, everything from Ugg mini boots to cozy slippers are discounted with prices starting at just $53.—Alexandra Domrongchai, Travel + Leisure, 24 Nov. 2023 Luckily, this cozy jacket—and several other styles—are heavily discounted as part of the brand's Black Friday sale.—Meaghan Kenny, Condé Nast Traveler, 24 Nov. 2023 Options from Face Gym (which basically renewed my skin) are discounted.—Danielle Sinay, Glamour, 24 Nov. 2023 Retailers like Amazon, Walmart and Target are already discounting these top brands.—Elizabeth Robinson, NBC News, 22 Nov. 2023 The retail company has also started offering free coffees and discounted food to police officers as a way to deter crime in its stores.—Byprarthana Prakash, Fortune Europe, 21 Nov. 2023 Some types of consumer electronics are already discounted more than a month before Christmas Day, but retailers are expected to roll out the sweetest deals of the year during the traditional price-slashing window between Black Friday and Cyber Monday.—Megan Cerullo, CBS News, 9 Nov. 2023
But that’s still a discount-rack price for a car that cost around $110,000 when new.—Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, 5 May 2022 At the gate only are discount senior tickets for $8, a weekend pass for $25 and a four-to-a-car admission of $55.—Kathy Cichon, chicagotribune.com, 28 July 2021 The stories energized widespread discussion of the lab-leak theory on social media, which quickly became meshed with theories about bioweapons research — a strain of speculation that scientists still strongly discount.—Washington Post, 10 June 2021 Select facial cleansers, serums, and moisturizers are marked 30 percent off, including this $8 (post-discount) gem.—Sarah Han, Allure, 9 Apr. 2021 Black Friday isn't the only discount day worth counting down to.—Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, 7 Jan. 2020 According to BBC News’ Helen Briggs, the research doesn’t fully discount climate change’s contribution to cave bears’ extinction.—Meilan Solly, Smithsonian, 16 Aug. 2019 And discount German grocery chain Aldi is growing rapidly in the United States.—Nathaniel Meyersohn, CNN, 27 June 2019 Businesses from Phoenix to Gilbert to Surprise are offering free or almost free food and free or discount admission into museums and aqariums for Mother's Day.—Georgann Yara and Sonja Haller, azcentral, 8 May 2018 See More
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Verb, Noun, and Adjective
modification of French décompter, from Old French desconter, from Medieval Latin discomputare, from Latin dis- + computare to count — more at count