• At a meeting of a gentlemen's club, men excitedly discuss a public figure that the media has recently exposed
    At a meeting of a gentlemen's club, men excitedly discuss a public figure that the media has recently exposed
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v discuss speak with others about (something); talk (something) over in detail; have a discussion "We discussed our household budget"
    • v discuss to consider or examine in speech or writing "The author talks about the different aspects of this question","The class discussed Dante's `Inferno'"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Discuss To break to pieces; to shatter.
    • Discuss To break up; to disperse; to scatter; to dissipate; to drive away; -- said especially of tumors. "Many arts were used to discuss the beginnings of new affection.""A pomade . . . of virtue to discuss pimples."
    • Discuss To deal with, in eating or drinking. "We sat quietly down and discussed a cold fowl that we had brought with us."
    • Discuss To examine in detail or by disputation; to reason upon by presenting favorable and adverse considerations; to debate; to sift; to investigate; to ventilate. "We sat and . . . discussed the farm . . . and the price of grain.""To discuss questions of taste."
    • Discuss (Law) To examine or search thoroughly; to exhaust a remedy against, as against a principal debtor before proceeding against the surety.
    • Discuss To shake; to put away; to finish. "All regard of shame she had discussed ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • discuss To shake or strike asunder; break up; disperse; scatter.
    • discuss To shake off; put away.
    • discuss To examine; consider and declare one's opinion concerning; hence, to explain; declare; speak about.
    • discuss To agitate; debate; argue about; reason upon; sift the considerations for and against.
    • discuss Hence To examine or investigate the quality of by consuming, as something to eat or drink: as, to discuss a fowl; to discuss a bottle of wine.
    • discuss In civil law, to exhaust legal proceedings against for debt, as the actual debtor or his property, before proceeding against the property of a person secondarily liable for the debt. See benefit of discussion, under discussion.
    • discuss In French-Canadian law, to procure the sale of (the property of a debtor) by due process of law and apply the proceeds toward the payment of the debt. Synonyms Dispute, Debate, etc. See argue.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Discuss dis-kus′ to examine in detail, or by disputation: to debate: to sift:
    • v.t Discuss dis-kus′ (coll.) to consume, as a bottle of wine
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  • Joseph Joubert
    Joseph Joubert
    “The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.”
  • Lillian Hellman
    Lillian Hellman
    “It's an indulgence to sit in a room and discuss your beliefs as if they were a juicy piece of gossip.”
  • Alexis De Tocqueville
    “I know of no country in which there is so little independence of mind and real freedom of discussion as in America.”
  • James Thurber
    “Discussion in America means dissent.”
  • Marilyn French
    Marilyn French
    “I hate discussions of feminism that end up with who does the dishes, she said. So do I. But at the end, there are always the damned dishes.”
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
    “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. discussus, p. p. of discutere, to strike asunder (hence came the sense to separate mentally, distinguish,); dis-, + quatere, to shake, strike. See Quash
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. discutĕre, discussumdis, asunder, quatĕre, to shake.


In literature:

The possibility of measuring a "fair" profits return for all industry discussed.
"The Settlement of Wage Disputes" by Herbert Feis
The illustrative cases chosen for discussion are often taken from the writer's field of experience.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
Money had never been discussed in the household, and this new gravity in his daughter's eyes troubled him.
"Otherwise Phyllis" by Meredith Nicholson
Many other papers devoted to the discussion of woman's enfranchisement soon arose.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume I"
To him, as to his uncle, the exercise of the mind in discussion was a positive pleasure.
"Critical and Historical Essays, Volume III (of 3)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
Harriet was a person of varied interests, all of which she discussed with Beth impartially.
"The Beth Book" by Sarah Grand
But we must not anticipate topics to be considered at a later period in our discussion.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
The application of this corollary is discussed in Section II of Chapter IV.
"Sound Military Decision" by U.s. Naval War College
The Negro, particularly in the southern states, is a constant theme of popular discussion.
"Introduction to the Science of Sociology" by Robert E. Park
In January another congress met, and there was a warm discussion about home manufactures.
"A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia" by Amanda Minnie Douglas

In poetry:

Thy God of joy a man of grief,
Thy sorrows to discuss;
Pure innocence hang'd as a thief:
Thy Husband lov'd thee thus.
"The Believer's Jointure : Chapter I." by Ralph Erskine
“Shall the Negro be educated?”
Is being discussed by some;
But while they are discussing,
The good work's being done.
"From Degradation Through Supplication To Education. The Negro." by Frank Barbour Coffin
Nay, why discuss this summer heat,
Of which vain people tell?
Oh, sinner, rather were it meet
To fix thy thoughts on hell!
"Summer Heat" by Eugene Field
Then, flapping from the ivy—tod,
It slouched around the gable,
And, perching there, discussed if God
Be God, or but a fable.
"The Owl And The Lark" by Alfred Austin
Receive him, temporary Tantalus
Into the Lookingglassland's firescape.
Suckled on Jungfraumilch his eyes discuss,
The werwolf twins, their mock Sabellian rape.
"Morning Coffee " by A D Hope
None dare, ye say, dispute our claim;
Nay, more!—none shall discuss or blame
"Our sacred institution!"—Shame!
This warning take:
Beware!—we warn you well!—
The laws ye make!
"On The Fugitive Law" by Benjamin Cutler Clark

In news:

In this podcast, Jennifer Shepherd, a pharmacist in the FDA's Division of Drug Information, discusses the increased risk of pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with Sprycel (dasatinib), a drug indicated to treat leukemia.
The country has widely discussed the so-called "management of news".
The conference is moving at nice clip, with a surprising amount of substantive discussion in just a few hours.
In this political climate, is it possible to have a "rational discussion" about anything.
Here on Loose Leaf, we often focus our discussions on places where forests, trees, plants, animals, insects, etc.
We've discussed the whys and the wherefores surrounding the shift of Charles Woodson's duties in the Green Bay Packers' defense.
Ogden climbers to discuss Mt Everest ascent .
We've come a long way since the late 40s, when Kinsey report shocked the world with its frank discussion of the many varieties of sexual intimacy.
This discussion thread came from a woodworker who is trying to save his ash tree from the Emerald Ash Borer -- and wondering it's still savable.
Asian American faiths to be discussed.
Christopher Ashley discusses Asian American backlash at La Jolla.
Join our live discussion tonight during the Vice Presidential debate at 7 pm Central.
There has not been a lot to talk regarding the Bruins this summer, but one rumor has picked up steam in recent weeks: That the Bruins and Ducks might have been discussing a swap involving center David Krejci and winger Bobby Ryan.
Deaf and hard of hearing students studying advanced topics in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) lack standard terminology to enable them to learn, discuss and contribute to their chosen fields.
JoliWith media rights at the heart of the discussion, the ASP has entered into a new partnership and looks to restructure the tour by 2014.

In science:

This observation, which we discuss in more detail in the following subsection, resolves the problem of the continuous spectrum discussed above.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
In this section we describe the perturbative matrix theory calculations just discussed and the correspondence with supergravity interactions in some detail, as well as discussing the known supersymmetric nonrenormalization theorems and their consequences.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
We present a general discussion of the structure of extended ob jects and their charges in subsection V.B, following which we discuss the matrix constructions of membranes and M5-branes in subsections V.C and V.D, respectively.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
As we have discussed, no transverse M5-brane charge appears either in the matrix theory supersymmetry algebra discussed in V.B or the linearized supergravity interactions described in IV.A.3.
M(atrix) Theory: Matrix Quantum Mechanics as a Fundamental Theory
Some of the sources outside the HDF-N that are not labeled in Figure 1 are discussed in H01, while others will be discussed in a future publication.
The Chandra Deep Survey of the Hubble Deep Field North Area. IV. An Ultradeep Image of the HDF-N