from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A store that sells merchandise, especially consumer goods, at a discount from the manufacturer's suggested retail price. Also called discounter, discount house.
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- n. A type of department store which sell products at prices lower than those asked by other department stores.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a sales outlet offering goods at a discounted price
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Let’s consider the plight of the Venator Group, Inc., a large retailer of athletic shoes, and compare it with that of Bradlees, Inc., a discount store operator.
Today, you could walk into your favorite family discount store at the top of the summer not only to stock up on your outdoor entertaining essentials and sunscreen, but also to find a rainbow of stylishly fitted, soft-to-the-touch, classically designed polo shirts.