More definitions of "discharge":
- (verb): Cause to go off.
- (noun): The act of venting.
- (verb): Become empty or void of its content.
- (verb): Pronounce not guilty of criminal charges.
Synonyms: acquit, assoil, clear, exonerate, exculpate
- (verb): Free from obligations or duties.
- (verb): Leave or unload, especially of passengers or cargo.
Synonyms: drop, set down, put down, unload
- (verb): Remove the charge from.
- (noun): A substance that is emitted or released.
- (noun): The termination of someone's employment (leaving them free to depart).
Synonyms: dismissal, dismission, firing, liberation, release, sack, sacking
- (noun): Any of several bodily processes by which substances go out of the body.
Example: "The discharge of pus"
Synonyms: emission, expelling
- (noun): The sudden giving off of energy.
- (noun): Electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field.
Synonyms: spark, arc, electric arc, electric discharge
- (verb): Pour forth or release.
Example: "Discharge liquids"
Famous quotes containing the word discharge:
“Foul whisprings 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 (15641616)
“It is wonderful when a calculation is made, how little the mind is actually employed in the discharge of any profession.”
—Samuel Johnson (17091784)
“... women of the North, I ask you to rise up with earnest, honest purpose, and go forward in the way of right, fearlessly, as independent human beings, responsible to God alone for the discharge of every duty, for the faithful use of every gift, the good Father has given you. Forget conventionalisms; forget what the world will say, whether you are in your place or out of your place; think your best thoughts, speak your best words, do your best works, looking to your own conscience for approval.”
—Susan B. Anthony (18201906)