What does discover mean?

Definitions for discover
dɪˈskʌv ərdis·cov·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. detect, observe, find, discover, noticeverb

    discover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of

    "She detected high levels of lead in her drinking water"; "We found traces of lead in the paint"

  2. learn, hear, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, discover, seeverb

    get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally

    "I learned that she has two grown-up children"; "I see that you have been promoted"

  3. discover, findverb

    make a discovery, make a new finding

    "Roentgen discovered X-rays"; "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle"

  4. discover, findverb

    make a discovery

    "She found that he had lied to her"; "The story is false, so far as I can discover"

  5. fall upon, strike, come upon, light upon, chance upon, come across, chance on, happen upon, attain, discoververb

    find unexpectedly

    "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake"

  6. unwrap, disclose, let on, bring out, reveal, discover, expose, divulge, break, give away, let outverb

    make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret

    "The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold"; "The actress won't reveal how old she is"; "bring out the truth"; "he broke the news to her"; "unwrap the evidence in the murder case"

  7. discoververb

    see for the first time; make a discovery

    "Who discovered the North Pole?"

  8. identify, discover, key, key out, distinguish, describe, nameverb

    identify as in botany or biology, for example

Wiktionary

  1. discoververb

    To remove the cover from; to uncover (a head, building etc.).

    Etymology: From descovrir, from discooperio, from dis- + cooperio.

  2. discoververb

    To expose, uncover.

    The gust of wind discovered a bone in the sand.

    Etymology: From descovrir, from discooperio, from dis- + cooperio.

  3. discoververb

    To create by moving a piece out of another piece's line of attack.

    This move discovers an attack on a vital pawn.

    Etymology: From descovrir, from discooperio, from dis- + cooperio.

  4. discoververb

    To reveal (information); to divulge, make known.

    I discovered my plans to the rest of the team.

    Etymology: From descovrir, from discooperio, from dis- + cooperio.

  5. discoververb

    To reconnoitre, explore (an area).

    Etymology: From descovrir, from discooperio, from dis- + cooperio.

  6. discoververb

    To find something for the first time.

    Turning the corner, I discovered a lovely little shop.

    Etymology: From descovrir, from discooperio, from dis- + cooperio.

  7. Discovernoun

    Discover Card, a brand of credit card.

    Etymology: From descovrir, from discooperio, from dis- + cooperio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Discoververb

    to uncover

  2. Discoververb

    to disclose; to lay open to view; to make visible; to reveal; to make known; to show (what has been secret, unseen, or unknown)

  3. Discoververb

    to obtain for the first time sight or knowledge of, as of a thing existing already, but not perceived or known; to find; to ascertain; to espy; to detect

  4. Discoververb

    to manifest without design; to show

  5. Discoververb

    to explore; to examine

  6. Discoververb

    to discover or show one's self

Freebase

  1. DISCover

    Digital Interactive Systems Corporation is a company specializing in gaming technology for PCs. They are the creators of the DISCover technology which allow PC games to be played like a video game console. The technology, which features the "Drop and Play" engine, auto-plays CDs or DVDs and automates scripts for installing and updating games. Consoles with the engine connect to the Internet for game updates. This technology debuted at the 2003 Electronic Entertainment Expo. Machines using DISCover technology include the Apex Extreme and Alienware DHS 2. In August 2007, DISCover announced that their Hardcore White-Label Gaming System, or HAWGS, technology would be used for FiringSquad's Ammo digital distribution service. In September 2007 DISCover have also created the InstaPlay desktop client which improves the ease of use for accessing games. DISCover chief executive officer David Ferrigno addressed Instaplay concerns and comparisons with other digital distribution services such as Direct2Drive and Steam.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Discover

    dis-kuv′ėr, v.t. to uncover: to lay open or expose: to exhibit: to make known: to find out: to espy.—adj. Discoverable.—ns. Discov′erer; Discov′ery, the act of finding out: the thing discovered. [O. Fr. descouvrir, des—L. dis, away, couvrir, to cover.]

Editors Contribution

  1. discover

    Be aware of or find.

    They discover the new pattern of data as it is easy to see it occur and change it in that moment.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 16, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'discover' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3050

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'discover' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4771

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'discover' in Verbs Frequency: #217

Anagrams for discover »

  1. divorces, divorcés

  2. discovre

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of discover in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of discover in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of discover in a Sentence

  1. James Clyburn:

    Both of them are wrong. Native Americans have been here forever, christopher Columbus did n’t discover America.

  2. Laurent Simons:

    The absorption of information is no problem for Laurent Simons, i think the focus will be on research and applying the knowledge to discover new things.

  3. Warren Buffett:

    It's only when the tide goes out that you discover who's been swimming naked.

  4. Steve Tesich:

    No birth certificate is issued when friendship is born. There is nothing tangible. There is just a feeling that your life is different and that your capacity to love and care has miraculously been enlarged with out any effort on your part. It's like having a tiny apartment and somebody moves in with you. But instead of becoming cramped and crowded, the space expands, and you discover rooms you never knew you had until your friend moved in with you.

  5. Julianne Hough:

    For her (Olivia Newton John) to give me that blessing to take that wave, I hope I make her proud. I can come here and discover Sandy for myself and still honor what Olivia did. I hope she’s watching. She’s better than you hoped she would be.

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