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Definitions of discharge

  1. To relieve of a charge, load, or burden; to empty of a load or cargo; to unburden; to unload; as, to discharge a vessel. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To of something weighing upon or impeding over one, as a debt, claim, obligation, responsibility, accusation, etc.; to absolve; to acquit; to clear. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To relieve of an office or employment; to send away from service; to dismiss. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To release legally from confinement; to set at liberty; as, to discharge a prisoner. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To put forth, or remove, as a charge or burden; to take out, as that with which anything is loaded or filled; as, to discharge a cargo. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To let fly, as a missile; to shoot. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To set aside; to annul; to dismiss. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To throw off the obligation of, as a duty or debt; to relieve one's self of, by fulfilling conditions, performing duty, trust, and the like; hence, to perform or execute, as an office, or part. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To send away (a creditor) satisfied by payment; to pay one's debt or obligation to. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To give forth; to emit or send out; as, a pipe discharges water; to let fly; to give expression to; to utter; as, to discharge a horrible oath. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. The act of discharging; the act of relieving of a charge or load; removal of a load or burden; unloading; as, the discharge of a ship; discharge of a cargo. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Firing off; explosive removal of a charge; explosion; letting off; as, a discharge of arrows, of artillery. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Act of relieving of something which oppresses or weighs upon one, as an obligation, liability, debt, accusation, etc.; acquittance; as, the discharge of a debtor. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Act of removing, or getting rid of, an obligation, liability, etc.; fulfillment, as by the payment of a debt, or the performance of a trust or duty. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Release or dismissal from an office, employment, etc.; dismission; as, the discharge of a workman by his employer. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Legal release from confinement; liberation; as, the discharge of a prisoner. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. The state of being discharged or relieved of a debt, obligation, office, and the like; acquittal. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. That which discharges or releases from an obligation, liability, penalty, etc., as a price of ransom, a legal document. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. A flowing or issuing out; emission; vent; evacuation; also, that which is discharged or emitted; as, a rapid discharge of water from the pipe. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To bleach out or to remove or efface, as by a chemical process; as, to discharge the color from a dyed fabric in order to form light figures on a dark ground. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To free of the missile with which anything is charged or loaded; to let go the charge of; as, to discharge a bow, catapult, etc.; especially, said of firearms, - to fire off; to shoot off; also, to relieve from a state of tension, as a Leyden jar. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To unload; send away; sent out; free from any burden; free from restraint; let fly, as an arrow; fire, as a gun; perform (a trust or duty). The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  23. To free from a charge: to unload or remove the cargo: to set free: to acquit: to dismiss: to fire, as a gun: to let out or emit. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. To unload; set free; dismiss; emit; fire, as a gun. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  25. To send forth; emit; unload, as a ship or cargo; fire, as a gun; dismiss, as an employee; set free; as a prisoner; pay, as a debt; perform, as a duty. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. To throw off or deliver a load, charge, or burden; to unload; to emit or give vent to fluid or other contents; as, the water pipe discharges freely. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. To get rid of any burden. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  28. To break up. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  29. To unload cargo. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  30. pronounce not guilty of criminal charges; "The suspect was cleared of the murder charges" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  31. become empty or void of its content; "The room emptied" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  32. cause to go off; "fire a gun"; "fire a bullet" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  33. go off or discharge; "The gun fired" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  34. To deliver a charge; unload a cargo or burden; send forth contents; shoot; fire; pour. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. To unload; to free from any load, burden, task; to let fly; to shoot; to pay; to send away by paying; to free from claim or demand, by giving a receipt in full; to free from an obligation; to clear from an accusation; to absolve; to give vent to; to perform or execute; to dismiss from service; to release. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  36. To unload, as a ship; to free from any obligation or penalty by written evidence, &c.; to throw off or out; to let fly; to explode, as powder; to fire or let off, as a gun; to absolve or acquit; to free from claim or demand of money by a written acknowledgment of payment; to perform trust or duty; to deprive of office; to dismiss; to emit or send out; to set at liberty. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  37. electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  38. the act of discharging a gun Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  39. the termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  40. the sudden giving off of energy Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  41. the pouring forth of a fluid Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  42. eliminate (substances) from the body Wordnet Dictionary DB
  43. pour forth or release; "discharge liquids" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  44. remove the charge from Wordnet Dictionary DB
  45. leave or unload, especially of passengers or cargo; Wordnet Dictionary DB
  46. free from obligations or duties Wordnet Dictionary DB
  47. The equalization of a difference of electric potential between two points. The character of the discharge is mostly determined by the nature of the medium through which it takes place, the amount of the difference of potential, and the form of the terminal conductors on which the difference exists. The discharge may be alternating, continuous, brush, connective, disruptive, glow, oscillatory, stratified, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  48. The act of unloading, or that which is unloaded; performance (of duty); the getting rid of a burden; an explosion; a firing off (of a gun); dismissal; liberation. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  49. Act of discharging: unloading: acquittance: dismissal: that which is discharged. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  50. DISCHARGER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  51. Act of discharging; acquittal; release; anything discharged or emitted; firing of a gun. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  52. The act of discharging; an unloading; dismissal; release. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  53. That which discharges, as a certificate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  54. That which is discharged, or thrown out or off, as from a wound. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  55. The act of discharging; unloading; emission; that which is discharged; dismissal; release; acquittal; payment; execution; exemption. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  56. A flowing or issuing out; dismission from office or employment; the written evidence of release from debt or obligation; liberation, as from imprisonment. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for discharge

  1. I shall pay you up at the end of the week and then discharge you." – Hector's Inheritance or The Boys of Smith Institute by Horatio Alger
  2. A fearful discharge in front terrified him. – The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers
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