Words nearby undiscovered
What does undiscovered mean?
Undiscovered is an adjective that’s used to describe something that has not been found or found out about yet.
To discover something is to find or find out about something for the first time. The word discover is especially associated with finding new places (as in discovering new lands) and scientific breakthroughs (as in discovering a cure).
But the word discover also has a few more basic senses: to encounter for the first time to find after research or inspection. The word undiscovered can be applied in these ways, as in When I was a kid, my love of coffee was still undiscovered.
Example: Even in the modern age, there are still probably a few undiscovered places.
Where does undiscovered come from?
The first records of the word undiscovered come from the 1500s. It comes from the Late Latin discooperīre, meaning “to disclose” or “to expose.” The prefix un- means “not.”
Scientists theorize that there are many undiscovered species of creatures in the depths of the ocean and in lesser explored parts of rainforests. Archaeologists dig for undiscovered artifacts. But undiscovered things aren’t necessarily covered or hidden. Things can remain undiscovered simply because no one has located or encountered them yet. You may have an undiscovered talent in some activity that you simply haven’t tried yet.
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What are some other forms related to undiscovered?
- discover (verb)
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How is undiscovered used in real life?
The word undiscovered is especially used in the context of exploration and scientific finds.
[WATCH] A centuries-old shipwreck lay undiscovered on the East London seabed until it was chanced upon by two local spearfishermen. @DerekWatts headed out to sea to find out more. #CarteBlanche https://t.co/Egoj1Or2vL
— Carte Blanche (@carteblanchetv) August 24, 2020
Researchers have found what they believe is a previously undiscovered botnet that uses unusually advanced measures to covertly target millions of servers around the world. (via @arstechnica )
— WIRED (@WIRED) August 24, 2020
Son, beneath the waves dwell an unfathomable number of undiscovered species, just as an unfathomable number of undiscovered talents dwell inside you right now.
— My Dad is Dracula 🧛🏻♀️ (@mydadisdracula) August 19, 2020
Try using undiscovered!
Which of the following things could be described as undiscovered?
A. a hypothetical species
B. a theoretical planet
C. a possible cure
D. all of the above
How to use undiscovered in a sentence
The culturally rich cave sat undiscovered by the world until 1989.The Cave Where Mayans Sacrificed Humans Is Open for Visitors|Nina Strochlic|August 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In Unruly Places, Bonnett has launched an investigation into uncharted, underground, and undiscovered worlds.Discovering Underground Labyrinths, Remote Cities, and More of the World’s Lost Places|Nina Strochlic|July 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The American version even features a post-credit sequence in which an undiscovered Godzilla egg hatches in the NYC subways.A Comprehensive History of Toho’s Original Kaiju (and Atomic Allegory) Godzilla|Rich Goldstein|May 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Whether or not this place is completely undiscovered, it certainly feels that way.
But for every stolen art cache that was found, from Merkers to Alt Aussee, there are scores that remain undiscovered.Nazi Art Hoard Just the Tip of the Iceberg for Lost Art|Noah Charney|November 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I shall drop my title as a matter of course, and hope that I shall pass undiscovered as John Gwynne.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
The king heartily pledged him, thanked him for his good cheer, and departed undiscovered.
The whole five, however, could not always do this undiscovered, and perhaps but three of the number could repeat.
Mack had remained undiscovered under the bed, an interested listener to the conversation that ensued.
Wouldn't it be jolly if it should prove to be a new, undiscovered animal!Left on Labrador|Charles Asbury Stephens