discoverer


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dis·cov·er

 (dĭ-skŭv′ər)
tr.v. dis·cov·ered, dis·cov·er·ing, dis·cov·ers
1. To notice or learn, especially by making an effort: got home and discovered that the furnace wasn't working.
2.
a. To be the first, or the first of one's group or kind, to find, learn of, or observe.
b. To learn about for the first time in one's experience: discovered a new restaurant on the west side.
3. To learn something about: discovered him to be an impostor; discovered the brake to be defective.
4. To identify (a person) as a potentially prominent performer: a movie star who was discovered in a drugstore by a producer.
5. Archaic To reveal or expose.

[Middle English discoveren, to reveal, from Old French descovrir, from Late Latin discooperīre : Latin dis-, dis- + Latin cooperīre, to cover; see cover.]

dis·cov′er·a·ble adj.
dis·cov′er·er n.
Synonyms: discover, ascertain, determine, learn
These verbs mean to gain knowledge or awareness of something not known before: discovered a star in a distant galaxy; ascertaining the facts; tried to determine the origins of the problem; learned the sad news from the radio.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.discoverer - someone who is the first to think of or make somethingdiscoverer - someone who is the first to think of or make something
creator - a person who grows or makes or invents things
patentee - the inventor to whom a patent is issued
2.discoverer - someone who is the first to observe something
beholder, observer, perceiver, percipient - a person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses
co-discoverer - someone who is the first of two or more people to discover something

discoverer

noun
1. explorer, pioneer the myth of the heroic discoverer
2. inventor, author, creator, originator, initiator the discoverer of carbon-dioxide lasers
Translations
کاشف
felfedezőlelő
کاشف

discoverer

[dɪsˈkʌvərəʳ] Ndescubridor(a) m/f

discoverer

[dɪsˈkʌvər] ndécouvreur/euse m/f
the discoverer of sth → le découvreur de qch

discoverer

nEntdecker(in) m(f)

discoverer

[dɪsˈkʌvrəʳ] nscopritore/trice
References in classic literature ?
Tom demanded, a wild idea forming in his head that perhaps some one of the Beecher party had tried to kidnap the discoverer of the lost city of Pelone.
Besides, this idea of Jonah's weathering the Cape of Good Hope at so early a day would wrest the honor of the discovery of that great headland from Bartholomew Diaz, its reputed discoverer, and so make modern history a liar.
He found that it curtained a sort of steep natural stairway which was enclosed between narrow walls, and at once the ambi- tion to be a discoverer seized him.
His tone and look assured her HE had not been the discoverer of the hoard.
O perpetual discoverer of the antipodes, torch of the world, eye of heaven, sweet stimulator of the water-coolers
As to the opinions which are truly and wholly mine, I offer no apology for them as new, -- persuaded as I am that if their reasons be well considered they will be found to be so simple and so conformed, to common sense as to appear less extraordinary and less paradoxical than any others which can be held on the same subjects; nor do I even boast of being the earliest discoverer of any of them, but only of having adopted them, neither because they had nor because they had not been held by others, but solely because reason has convinced me of their truth.
I have learned since that, so far from my being the first discoverer of the Martian overthrow, several such wanderers as myself had already discovered this on the previous night.
Zaccone, -- son of a shipowner of Malta, discoverer of a mine in Thessaly, now visiting Paris for the first time, -- what interest, I say, can he take in discovering a gloomy, mysterious, and useless fact like this?
It was somewhere near the Cape - THE Cape being, of course, the Cape of Good Hope, the Cape of Storms of its Portuguese discoverer.
As agreeing with much previously mentioned in this narrative I may here observe that Mendanna, their discoverer, in his account of the Marquesas, described the natives as wondrously beautiful to behold, and as nearly resembling the people of southern Europe.
The last voyage of that renowned but unfortunate discoverer, Captain Cook, had made known the vast quantities of the sea-otter to be found along that coast, and the immense prices to be obtained for its fur in China.
At a short distance beyond the suburbs of Vanity we passed the ancient silver mine, of which Demas was the first discoverer, and which is now wrought to great advantage, supplying nearly all the coined currency of the world.