discard discard  /dɪs ˈkɑrd/

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. The embryos used in stem-cell research come from fertility clinics, which otherwise would discard them.
  2. Here are a list of words the Collins English Dictionary wants to discard to make room for up to 2,000 new entries.
  3. It is time for senior military leaders to discard caution in expressing their views and ensure that the President hears them clearly.

News

  1. It had a good run, but space station's first treadmill jettisoned

    Robert Z. PearlmanSpace.comA space apparatus that for more than a dozen years enabled both astronauts and cosmonauts to literally run around the Earth bid farewell to its home on orbit Tuesday. The International Space Station's original treadmill is now on its way to its fiery destruction aboard a spent Russian cargo freighter. The now-discarded exercise device, called the "Treadmill Vibration ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: MSNBC

  2. One Man's Trash is Another Man's Pay Dirt

    It is, unfortunately, society's nature to discard the unwanted or forgotten. This tendency is on display across the globe, from slums of mega-cities to undernourished children in rural villages to the ugly endangered creatures that never receive attention. Nowhere, however, is this tendency more apparent than in our trash. We accumulate so much unwanted stuff that each city-dweller throws away ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Environmental News Network

Quotes

  1. "I think they are two very important players, with a lot of quality and, if we sell them, we are not going to sell them on the cheap," said Gomez. "I would like them both to stay. But we cannot discard anything and any of them (the players)...
    on Mar 12, 2009 By: Fernando Gómez Source: This is London

  2. In an article for Progress magazine, Clarke wrote: "We should discard the techniques of triangulation' and finish with dog whistle' language." "We should suspend the black arts of divisive inner-party briefing and bullying which penalise and...
    on May 10, 2008 By: Charles Clarke Source: Sunday Herald

  3. "Over nearly 25 years, General Kagan has endorsed, and praised those who endorse, an activist judicial philosophy. I was surprised when she encouraged us at the hearing simply to discard or ignore certain parts of her record. I am unable to do that....
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Orrin Hatch Source: National Journal (blog)

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