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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
Example sentences from the Web for undiscovered
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
Some as yet undiscovered may well have disappeared between the time we lit the birthday candles and, appropriately, blew them out.Why Do We Save Some Species and Let Others Get Devastated?|Melissa Holbrook Pierson|May 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The press, too, will find even more experts as reporters excitedly move through previously undiscovered waters.Would Truth Serum Work on James Holmes in the Aurora Shooting Trial?|Kent Sepkowitz|March 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Undiscovered, they were left hibernating on the archive shelves.‘Soldaten: Secret WWII Transcripts of German POWs’ by Soenke Neitzel & Harald Welzer|Sönke Neitzel, Harald Welzer|September 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
An undiscovered source of power, he said, controlled by harmony.With No Strings Attached|Gordon Randall Garrett (AKA David Gordon)
Anyway, their report of golden cities and vast, undiscovered land pricked New Spain into launching Coronado's expedition of 1540.Through Our Unknown Southwest|Agnes C. Laut
I call it The Undiscovered Secret, and very properly so too, for it never is explained.Olla Podrida|Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
Our minds begin to beat about in the undiscovered countries looking for it.A Man for the Ages|Irving Bacheller
The mountains show traces of orange and green, apparently a mineral wash hinting of undiscovered treasure.Trails Through Western Woods|Helen Fitzgerald Sanders