Definitions of discoverer

  1. someone who is the first to think of or make something
  2. One who discovers; one who first comes to the knowledge of something; one who discovers an unknown country, or a new principle, truth, or fact.

Usage examples for discoverer

  1. G. J. entered the splendid apartment like a discoverer. – The Pretty Lady by Arnold E. Bennett
  2. So perished the bold discoverer and coloniser, the author and gallant knight, when ten- year- old John Milton lived in Bread Street. – Milton's England by Lucia Ames Mead
  3. It makes the pupil an explorer after truth and it should result in making him a discoverer of truth. – Training the Teacher by A. F. Schauffler Antoinette Abernethy Lamoreaux Martin G. Brumbaugh Marion Lawrance
  4. Not a hint is given on the subject, so we must leave the doctrine of fire totems to its mysterious discoverer. – Modern Mythology by Andrew Lang
  5. The discoverer says, " I wish I could bunch that grain." – Philosophy of Osteopathy by Andrew T. Still
  6. Don't hurry back, Discoverer; remember, these girls come first of all. – Pee-Wee Harris Adrift by Percy Keese Fitzhugh
  7. So passes Watt from view as the discoverer and inventor of the " most powerful instrument in the hands of man to alter the face of the physical world." – James Watt by Andrew Carnegie
  8. Brougham is no discoverer of great truths; but he has evinced a 'curious felicity' in expressing truths already discovered: he exerted himself in sending 'the schoolmaster abroad, ' and announced the fact in words which became more truly his motto than the motto found for him in the Herald's Office. – Leading Articles on Various Subjects by Hugh Miller
  9. Squanto lightened this task of the authorities by his lessons in hunting venison, snaring rabbits, catching wild fowl, and fishing, especially during the yearly herring run in the town brook up to the lovely pond called Billington Sea because its discoverer, young Francis Billington mistook it for a salt inlet. – William Bradford of Plymouth by Albert Hale Plumb
  10. The immediate joy which is experienced by a great discoverer when a new fact or truth flashes on his mind is to others almost inconceivable. – Parish Papers by Norman Macleod
  11. And the king who had so bitterly arraigned Reginald Scot was himself becoming the discoverer- general of England. – A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718 by Wallace Notestein
  12. Strangely enough, too, it was the good luck of a boy not much older than Ted to share with the discoverer the wonderful secret. – Ted and the Telephone by Sara Ware Bassett