Associations to the word «Discovered»


DISCOVER, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To remove the cover from; to uncover (a head, building etc.).
DISCOVER, verb. (transitive) (now rare) To expose, uncover.
DISCOVER, verb. (transitive) (chess) To create by moving a piece out of another piece's line of attack.
DISCOVER, verb. (transitive) (archaic) To reveal (information); to divulge, make known.
DISCOVER, verb. (transitive) (obsolete) To reconnoitre, explore (an area).
DISCOVER, verb. To find or learn something for the first time.
DISCOVER, verb. (obsolete) To manifest without design; to show; to exhibit.
DISCOVER, proper noun. (US) Discover Card, a brand of credit card.

Dictionary definition

DISCOVER, 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".
DISCOVER, 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".
DISCOVER, verb. Make a discovery, make a new finding; "Roentgen discovered X-rays"; "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle".
DISCOVER, verb. Make a discovery; "She found that he had lied to her"; "The story is false, so far as I can discover".
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".
DISCOVER, 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".
DISCOVER, verb. See for the first time; make a discovery; "Who discovered the North Pole?".
DISCOVER, verb. Identify as in botany or biology, for example.

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Benjamin Franklin