What does discover mean?

Definitions for discover
dɪˈskʌv ərdis·cov·er

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. detect, observe, find, discover, notice(verb)

    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, see(verb)

    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, find(verb)

    make a discovery, make a new finding

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

  4. discover, find(verb)

    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, discover(verb)

    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 out(verb)

    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. discover(verb)

    see for the first time; make a discovery

    "Who discovered the North Pole?"

  8. identify, discover, key, key out, distinguish, describe, name(verb)

    identify as in botany or biology, for example

Wiktionary

  1. discover(Verb)

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

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

  2. discover(Verb)

    To expose, uncover.

    The gust of wind discovered a bone in the sand.

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

  3. discover(Verb)

    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. discover(Verb)

    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. discover(Verb)

    To reconnoitre, explore (an area).

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

  6. discover(Verb)

    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. Discover(ProperNoun)

    Discover Card, a brand of credit card.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Discover(verb)

    to uncover

  2. Discover(verb)

    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. Discover(verb)

    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. Discover(verb)

    to manifest without design; to show

  5. Discover(verb)

    to explore; to examine

  6. Discover(verb)

    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

    To be aware of or find.

    They did discover the new pattern of data as it was easy to see occur.

    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

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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. Robert Benchley:

    It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up, because by that time I was too famous.

  2. Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged, 1957:

    James, you ought to discover some day that words have an exact meaning.

  3. J. Krishnamurti:

    The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.

  4. Eric Bouillier:

    Clearly, our practice times today indicate that we have work to do in order to close the gap to our rivals. It was a difficult day, but we expected that, we are still in the process, as you can see today, of... understanding the car. We still have a lot of parameters to work on and discover.

  5. Matt Kibbe:

    One in a while, you discover a presidential candidate who has the potential to change the political conversation, to elevate key issues in voters’ minds, and disrupt and transform a tired Republican brand, once in a lifetime, maybe, you will have an opportunity to support a transformative candidate who can do all of these things, and win.

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