What is discharge?

  • (verb): Leave or unload, especially of passengers or cargo.
    Synonyms: drop, set down, put down, unload
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "discharge":

  • (verb): Become empty or void of its content.
    Synonyms: empty
  • (noun): A formal written statement of relinquishment.
    Synonyms: release, waiver
  • (verb): Cause to go off.
    Synonyms: fire
  • (noun): Any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body.
    Example: "The discharge of pus"
    Synonyms: emission, expelling
  • (verb): Remove the charge from.
  • (noun): The sudden giving off of energy.
  • (verb): Go off or discharge.
    Synonyms: fire, go off
  • (verb): Release from military service.
    Synonyms: muster out
  • (noun): A substance that is emitted or released.
    Synonyms: emission
  • (verb): Pour forth or release.
    Example: "Discharge liquids"
  • (verb): Complete or carry out.
    Example: "Discharge one's duties"
    Synonyms: dispatch, complete
  • (noun): The act of venting.
    Synonyms: venting
  • (verb): Free from obligations or duties.
    Synonyms: free

Famous quotes containing the word discharge:

    “Weren’t you relieved to find he wasn’t dead?”
    “No! and yet I don’t know it’s hard to say.
    I went about to kill him fair enough.”
    “You took an awkward way. Did he discharge you?”
    Discharge me? No! He knew I did just right.”
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    No officer should be required or permitted to take part in the management of political organizations, caucuses, conventions, or election campaigns. Their right to vote and to express their views on public questions, either orally or through the press, is not denied, provided it does not interfere with the discharge of their official duties. No assessment for political purposes on officers or subordinates should be allowed.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)

    Foul whisp’rings are abroad. Unnatural deeds
    Do breed unnatural troubles. Infected minds
    To their deaf pillows will discharge their secrets.
    More needs she the divine than the physician.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)