Crossword clues for discover
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Discover \Dis*cov"er\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Discovered; p. pr. & vb. n. Discovering.] [OE. discoveren, discuren, descuren, OF. descovrir, descouvrir, F. d['e]couvrir; des- (L. dis-) + couvrir to cover. See Cover.]
To uncover. [Obs.]
Whether any man hath pulled down or discovered any church.
To disclose; to lay open to view; to make visible; to reveal; to make known; to show (what has been secret, unseen, or unknown). [Archaic]
Go, draw aside the curtains, and discover The several caskets to this noble prince.
Prosperity doth best discover vice; but adversity doth best discover virtue.
We will discover ourselves unto them.
--1 Sam. xiv. 8.
Discover not a secret to another.
--Prov. xxv. 9.
To obtain for the first time sight or knowledge of, as of a thing existing already, but not perceived or known; to find; to ascertain; to espy; to detect. [WordNet sense 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8]
Some to discover islands far away.
To manifest without design; to show.
The youth discovered a taste for sculpture.
--C. J. Smith.
To explore; to examine. [Obs.]
Syn: To disclose; bring out; exhibit; show; manifest; reveal; communicate; impart; tell; espy; find; out; detect. -- To Discover, Invent. We discover what existed before, but remained unknown; we invent by forming combinations which are either entirely new, or which attain their end by means unknown before. Columbus discovered America; Newton discovered the law of gravitation; Whitney invented the cotton gin; Galileo invented the telescope.
Discover \Dis*cov"er\, v. i. To discover or show one's self. [Obs.]
This done, they discover.
Nor was this the first time that they discovered to be
followers of this world.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
c.1300, "divulge, reveal, disclose," from Old French descovrir "uncover, unroof, unveil, reveal, betray," from Late Latin discooperire, from Latin dis- "opposite of" (see dis-) + cooperire "to cover up" (see cover). At first with a sense of betrayal or malicious exposure (discoverer originally meant "informant"); the meaning "to obtain knowledge or sight of what was not known" is from 1550s. Related: Discovered; discovering.
vb. 1 (context transitive obsolete English) To remove the cover from; to uncover (a head, building etc.). 2 (context transitive now rare English) To expose, uncover. 3 (context transitive chess English) To create by moving a piece out of another piece's line of attack. 4 (context transitive archaic English) To reveal (information); to divulge, make known. 5 (context transitive obsolete English) To reconnoitre, explore (an area). 6 To find or learn something for the first time.
make a discovery, make a new finding; "Roentgen discovered X-rays"; "Physicists believe they found a new elementary particle" [syn: find]
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" [syn: learn, hear, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, see]
make a discovery; "She found that he had lied to her"; "The story is false, so far as I can discover" [syn: find]
find unexpectedly; "the archeologists chanced upon an old tomb"; "she struck a goldmine"; "The hikers finally struck the main path to the lake" [syn: fall upon, strike, come upon, light upon, chance upon, come across, chance on, happen upon, attain]
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" [syn: disclose, let on, bring out, reveal, expose, divulge, impart, break, give away, let out]
see for the first time; make a discovery; "Who discovered the North Pole?"
Discover is an American general audience science magazine launched in October 1980 by Time Inc. It has been owned by Kalmbach Publishing since 2010.
Discover, written as DisCover on the cover, is the first album by Serbian hard rock band Cactus Jack.
The album features nineteen cover songs and was recorded from a Cactus Jack concert in a Coupe club in Pančevo. Tracks " Hard to Handle" and " Tush" featured Paja Bogdanović on vocals.
Digital Interactive Systems Corporation (or DISCover) is a company specializing in gaming technology for PCs. They are the creators of the DISCover technology which allow PC games to be played like a video game console. The technology, which features the "Drop and Play" engine, auto-plays CDs or DVDs and automates scripts for installing and updating games. Consoles with the engine connect to the Internet for game updates. This technology debuted at the 2003 Electronic Entertainment Expo.
Machines using DISCover technology include the Apex Extreme, Alienware DHS 2 and DHS 5.
In August 2007, DISCover announced that their Hardcore White-Label Gaming System, or HAWGS, technology would be used for FiringSquad's Ammo digital distribution service. In September 2007 DISCover have also created the InstaPlay desktop client which improves the ease of use for accessing games. DISCover chief executive officer David Ferrigno addressed Instaplay concerns and comparisons with other digital distribution services such as Direct2Drive and Steam.
"Discover (Why the Love Hurts)" is the first single from the classically influenced pop/rock band Elliot Minor's second album, Solaris. It was released for download in March 2009 via MySpace's School Invasions Tour, in which the band played shows at five different schools in five regions of the United Kingdom during April and May 2009. Citizens were allowed to vote for which schools the band would play in, and received a free download of the song as a result.
Elliot Minor have cited their label's handling of this single as one of the reasons why they left their partnership with Warner Bros.
Usage examples of "discover".
From a chance remark of the Abyssinian, Werper discovered the purpose of the expedition, and when he realized that these men were the enemies of Achmet Zek, he took heart, and immediately blamed his predicament upon the Arab.
I had discovered that the majority of Wraeththu rarely passed to a higher level than Acantha, which is the first of Ulani.
An isotope discovered only four years earlier, called U-235 or actinouranium, could conceivably fire off in a self-sustaining explosion of incalculable magnitude.
The toga, she discovered, had disappeared, but she was learning not to be too surprised about anything Adonis did and in any case, she was fully aroused herself.
With the help of the Aer Lingus staff, Neagle had discovered that two days before her departure for London the lady had arrived in Dublin on an Aer Lingus flight from New York.
He had dwelt here in the Scarlet Pylon, alone with his memories amid the ruins of his people, until the coming of Sarchimus, who discovered him during a period of slumber or aestivation, when he was virtually helpless.
Lombard checked his watch, made a mental adjustment of time-zones, and discovered that at precisely this moment ten days earlier he had been at the fraternity building on the edge of the Afrasian U.
New England who will not tell you how Agassiz used to lock a student up in a room full of turtle-shells, or lobster-shells, or oyster-shells, without a book or a word to help him, and not let him out till he had discovered all the truths which the objects contained.
Pentheus, the king, who would attempt to imprison and humiliate him, Dionysos would send after them to spy on their rites, where, discovered, the king would be torn to pieces, and Agave his mother would wrench off his head.
The agents from the Egyptian counterintelligence branch suggested that Nancy bring this newly discovered asset to the attention of one of their agents, who was attempting to infiltrate Middle Eastern terrorist groups.
DSS and DEA agents discovered across the globe in Islamabad at the time of his takedown.
THOUGH life in the courtyard of the Lady Aiee might have luxurious outer trappings, it was not, Ray discovered, an idle one for any of them.
In the meantime I will try to discover what ails the Kingin body or in spirit.
Soon a landing proved feasible, as they came to just the kind of open plot the air service boys yearned to discover.
Nevertheless it was also amazing to realize how by what might be called a freak of fate the air service boys had been enabled to discover these facts.