Definition of rebate :
1. A kind of hard freestone used in making pavements.
2. A piece of wood hafted into a long stick, and serving to beat out mortar.
3. A rectangular longitudinal recess or groove, cut in the corner or edge of any body; a rabbet. See Rabbet.
4. An iron tool sharpened something like a chisel, and used for dressing and polishing wood.
5. Deduction; abatement; as, a rebate of interest for immediate payment; a rebate of importation duties.
7. To abate; to withdraw.
8. To beat to obtuseness; to deprive of keenness; to blunt; to turn back the point of, as a lance used for exercise.
9. To cut a rebate in. See Rabbet, v.
10. To deduct from; to make a discount from, as interest due, or customs duties.
increase, reduce, price reduction, take, subtract, let up, abate, partial refund, lessen, bank discount, dwindle, decrease, drain, discount rate, abatement, tail away, ebb, taper, diminish, rabbet, cut a rebate in, peter, knock off
decrement (part of speech: verb)
discounted price (part of speech: noun)
- He tried to get me to give him a rebate on a policy, but I refused, and he seems to have got the idea that I was directly responsible for the failure of his scheme elsewhere. - "The Best Policy", Elliott Flower.
- It's the rebate lumber rate from our mills at Twin Buttes and elsewhere, and it was given us two years ago, a few days before election. - "The Honorable Senator Sage-Brush", Francis Lynde.
- The entrance is hewn out of a massive screen of rock, left for the purpose, and on each side of the doorway the edges show the rebate which served to receive a wooden door- frame. - "Castles and Cave Dwellings of Europe", Sabine Baring-Gould.