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[dih-skuhv-er-er] /dɪˈskʌv ər ər/
a person who discovers.
(initial capital letter) U.S. Aerospace. one of an early series of polar-orbiting reconnaissance satellites.
Origin of discoverer
1250-1300; Middle English < Old French descovreur. See discover, er1
Related forms
prediscoverer, noun Unabridged
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  • At the end of two years the discoverer returned to Portugal and was received with great honour.

    Old Continental Towns Walter M. Gallichan
  • To this he now devoted himself with the passionate enthusiasm of the discoverer.

    Scaramouche Rafael Sabatini
  • It makes the pupil an explorer after truth and it should result in making him a discoverer of truth.

    Training the Teacher A. F. Schauffler
  • She becomes, in reality, less a discoverer than a depositary of secrets.

    The Fortunes Of Glencore Charles James Lever
  • In the range of his information about these subjects, the discoverer was encyclopedic.

  • The guess was, of course, always a triumph for the discoverer of the little tailor.

    Gigolo Edna Ferber
  • It will be remembered that Galileo was the discoverer of the craters on the moon.

    Astronomical Curiosities J. Ellard Gore
  • On Cardano as an investigator and discoverer, see Libri, Hist.

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