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 formspre·dis·cov·er·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for discoverer

Contemporary Examples of discoverer

  • I felt like the discoverer of a new world already fully inhabited and thriving but totally unknown to the rest of us.

  • The sense of randomness is often emphasized: the discoverer—likely some hardworking editor—merely stumbled upon greatness.

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    Lost Masterpieces

    Jacob Silverman

    August 18, 2010

Historical Examples of discoverer

  • I shall see that your name is coupled with the Bacillus as that of its discoverer.

  • Balboa resolved to make a name for himself and to be the discoverer of the other sea.

    Introductory American History

    Henry Eldridge Bourne

  • To this he now devoted himself with the passionate enthusiasm of the discoverer.


    Rafael Sabatini

  • She becomes, in reality, less a discoverer than a depositary of secrets.

    The Fortunes Of Glencore

    Charles James Lever

  • Even the discoverer of Quaternions found this a source of much anxiety.