Discover Definition

discovered, discovering, discovers
discovered, discovering, discovers
To notice or learn, especially by making an effort.
Got home and discovered that the furnace wasn't working.
American Heritage
To be the first to find out, see, or know about.
Webster's New World
To find out; learn of the existence of; realize.
Webster's New World
To be the first nonnative person to find, come to, or see (a continent, river, etc.)
Webster's New World
To learn about for the first time in one's experience.
Discovered a new restaurant on the west side.
American Heritage
(US) Discover Card, a brand of credit card.

Origin of Discover

  • Middle English discoveren to reveal from Old French descovrir from Late Latin discooperīre Latin dis- dis- Latin cooperīre to cover cover

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French descovrir, from Latin discooperiō, from dis- + cooperiō.

    From Wiktionary

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