General English


  • noun the amount by which something is sold for less than its value
  • verb to react to something which may happen in the future, such as a possible takeover bid or currency devaluation
  • verb to calculate the value of future income or expenditure in present value terms


  • noun a percentage by which a full price is reduced to a buyer by the seller; a discount for cash, or cash discount, means that you pay less if you pay in cash; a discount for quantity purchases, or bulk discount means that you pay less if you buy a large quantity
  • verb to sell something at a discount


  • noun a reduction in the price of something


  • verb to reduce prices in order to increase sales