- to see, get knowledge of, learn of, find, or find out; gain sight or knowledge of (something previously unseen or unknown): to discover America; to discover electricity.
- to notice or realize: I discovered I didn't have my credit card with me when I went to pay my bill.
- Archaic. to make known; reveal; disclose.
Origin of discover
Related Words for undiscoveredunexplored, unheard-of, unfamiliar, undetected, uncharted, obscure, unexposed, unknown, untraveled
Examples from the Web for undiscovered
Contemporary Examples of 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
July 8, 2014
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
May 18, 2014
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
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?
March 14, 2013
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
Historical Examples of undiscovered
She soon cut the fifty yards down to ten, and the ten to five, and still was undiscovered.Johnny Bear
E. T. Seton
I have approached by the most devious and undiscovered paths.Imogen
Every man has within himself a continent of undiscovered character.
Even little girls cannot slip out of existence like that, undiscovered.The Very Small Person
Annie Hamilton Donnell
Undiscovered, that is to say, by those by whom discovery would have meant calamity.The Portygee
Joseph Crosby Lincoln
- not discovered or encountered
- to be the first to find or find out aboutFleming discovered penicillin
- to learn about or encounter for the first time; realizeshe discovered the pleasures of wine
- to find after study or searchI discovered a leak in the tank
- to reveal or make known
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.