verb (used with object)
to see, get knowledge of, learn of, find, or find out; gain sight or knowledge of (something previously unseen or unknown):
to discover America; to discover electricity.
Synonyms: detect, espy, descry, discern, ascertain, unearth, ferret out, notice.
to notice or realize:
I discovered I didn’t have my credit card with me when I went to pay my bill.
Archaic. to make known; reveal; disclose.
to discover (something) again: rediscover the joys of life
verb (transitive; may take a clause as object)
to be the first to find or find out about: Fleming discovered penicillin
to learn about or encounter for the first time; realize: she discovered the pleasures of wine
to find after study or search: I discovered a leak in the tank
to reveal or make known
noun, plural discoveries. 1. the act or an instance of discovering. 2. something discovered. 3. Law. compulsory disclosure, as of facts or documents. 4. (initial capital letter, italics) U.S. Aerospace. the third space shuttle to orbit and return to earth. noun (pl) -ies 1. the act, process, or an instance of discovering (something) again noun […]
verb (used with object) 1. to consider or examine by argument, comment, etc.; talk over or write about, especially to explore solutions; debate: to discuss the proposed law on taxes. 2. Civil Law. to collect a debt from (the person primarily liable) before proceeding against the person secondarily liable. to execute against the movable property […]
verb (used with object) 1. to send off or away with speed, as a messenger, telegram, body of troops, etc. 2. to dismiss (a person), as after an audience. 3. to put to death; kill: The spy was promptly dispatched. 4. to transact or dispose of (a matter) promptly or speedily. verb (used without object) […]
verb (used with object), dispersed, dispersing. 1. to drive or send off in various directions; scatter: to disperse a crowd. 2. to spread widely; disseminate: to disperse knowledge. 3. to dispel; cause to vanish: The wind dispersed the fog. 4. Physical Chemistry. to cause (particles) to separate uniformly throughout a solid, liquid, or gas. 5. […]