dis·card /dɪsˈkɑrd, ˈdɪsˌ/
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.
Dis·card, v. i. Card Playing To make a discard.
Dis·card, n. Card Playing The act of discarding; also, the card or cards discarded.
n 1: anything that is cast aside or discarded
2: (cards) the act of throwing out a useless card or to failing
to follow suit
3: getting rid something that is regarded as useless or
undesirable [syn: throwing away]
v : throw or cast away; "Put away your worries" [syn: fling, toss,
toss out, toss away, chuck out, cast aside, dispose,
throw out, cast out, throw away, cast away, put