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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Discard \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). [1913 Webster] 2. To cast off as useless or as no longer of service; to dismiss from employment, confidence, or favor; to discharge; to turn away. [1913 Webster] They blame the favorites, and think it nothing extraordinary that the queen should . . . resolve to discard them. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 3. To put or thrust away; to reject. [1913 Webster] A man discards the follies of boyhood. --I. Taylor. Syn: To dismiss; displace; discharge; cashier. [1913 Webster]