discarded

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Discard \Dis*card"\, verb (used with an object) [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) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

discarded

adjective

1: thrown away; "wearing someone's cast-off clothes"; "throwaway children living on the streets"; "salvaged some thrown-away furniture" [syn: {cast-off(a)}, {discarded}, {throwaway(a)}, {thrown-away(a)}]


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