|Origin:||descovrir, from Late Latin discooperire 'to uncover'|
dis‧cov‧er S2 W1 [transitive]
to find someone or something, either by accident or because you were looking for them:
The body was discovered in a field.
Forest Service crews often discover campfires that have not been put out completely.
to find out something that you did not know about before:
The exercises let students discover math concepts on their own.
She discovered that she was pregnant.
discover who/what/how etc
His friends were shocked to discover how ill he was.
if someone discovers a new place, fact, substance etc, they are the first person to find it or know that it exists:
The Curies are best known for discovering radium.
to notice or try something for the first time and start to enjoy it:
At fourteen, Louise discovered boys.
to notice someone who is very good at something and help them to become successful and well-known:
a band that's waiting to be discovered
—discoverer noun [countable]