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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inventor, discoverer, artificernoun

    someone who is the first to think of or make something

  2. finder, discoverer, spotternoun

    someone who is the first to observe something


  1. discoverernoun

    One who discovers; the person who discovered something.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Discoverernoun

    Etymology: from discover.

    If more be found out, they will not recompence the discoverer’s pains, but will be fitter to be cast out. William Holder, El.

    Places receive appellations according to the language of the discoverer, from observations made upon the people. Notes on Od.

    The Cape of Good Hope was doubled in those early times; and that the Portuguese were not the first discoverers of that navigation. John Arbuthnot, on Coin.

    An old maiden gentlewoman is the greatest discoverer of judgments; she can tell you what sin it was that set such a man’s house on fire. Joseph Addison, Spect. №. 483.

    Here stand, my lords, and send discoverers forth,
    To know the numbers of our enemies. William Shakespeare, Hen. VI.


  1. discoverer

    A discoverer is an individual or entity who is the first to find, observe, or identify something previously unknown. This could involve physical exploration, leading to finding new places, or intellectual exploration, as in identifying new concepts, ideas, methods, or species. The discovery can be in various fields such as science, medicine, geography, history, or technology. The process of discovering often involves exploration, research, experimentation, and innovation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Discoverernoun

    one who discovers; one who first comes to the knowledge of something; one who discovers an unknown country, or a new principle, truth, or fact

  2. Discoverernoun

    a scout; an explorer

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of discoverer in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of discoverer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of discoverer in a Sentence

  1. Milan Kundera:

    Let us consider the critic, therefore, as a discoverer of discoveries.

  2. Steve Salisbury:

    The genus name, Thapunngaka, incorporates thapun [ ta-boon ] and ngaka [ nga-ga ], the Wanamara words for' spear' and' mouth', respectively, the species name, shawi, honours the fossil's discoverer Len Shaw, so the name means' Shaw's spear mouth'.

  3. Jonathan Aitchison:

    The Wallace line -- named after its discoverer Alfred Russel Wallace -- delineates major biological division separating the species with Asian origins from those with Australasian ones.

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