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discoverer

[dih-skuhv-er-er] /dɪˈskʌv ər ər/
noun
1.
a person who discovers.
2.
(initial capital letter) U.S. Aerospace. one of an early series of polar-orbiting reconnaissance satellites.
Origin of discoverer
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English < Old French descovreur. See discover, er1
Related forms
prediscoverer, noun
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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
  • He too was a discoverer, but his discovery was of Paris and the Latin Quarter.

    Nights Elizabeth Robins Pennell
  • 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
  • In Boston a monument has been erected to the discoverer of anaesthesia.

    Stories Of Georgia Joel Chandler Harris
  • In the range of his information about these subjects, the discoverer was encyclopedic.

  • And what royalty does the discoverer get for this wonder of chemistry?

    Mizora: A Prophecy Mary E. Bradley
  • It will be remembered that Galileo was the discoverer of the craters on the moon.

    Astronomical Curiosities J. Ellard Gore
  • The next year, the Land of Edels was found, and received its name from its discoverer.

    Early Australian Voyages John Pinkerton

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