HyperDic: discoverer

English > 2 senses of the word discoverer:
NOUNperson discoverer, inventor, artificersomeone who is the first to think of or make something
person discoverer, finder, spottersomeone who is the first to observe something
English > discoverer: 2 senses > noun 1, person
Meaningsomeone who is the first to think of or make something.
Synonymsinventor, artificer
InstancesBell, Alexander Bell, Alexander Graham BellUnited States inventor (born in Scotland) of the telephone / telephone (1847-1922)
Bessemer, Sir Henry BessemerBritish inventor and metallurgist who developed the Bessemer process (1813-1898)
Browning, John M. Browning, John Moses BrowningUnited States inventor of firearms (especially automatic pistols and repeating rifles and a machine gun called the Peacemaker) (1855-1926)
Burroughs, William Seward BurroughsUnited States inventor who patented the first practical adding machine (1855-1898)
Bushnell, David Bushnell, Father of the SubmarineAmerican inventor who in 1775 designed a man-propelled submarine that was ineffectual but subsequently earned him recognition as a submarine pioneer (1742-1824)
Cartwright, Edmund CartwrightEnglish clergyman who invented the power loom (1743-1823)
Daguerre, Louis Jacques Mande DaguerreFrench inventor of the first practical photographic process, the daguerreotype (1789-1851)
De Forest, Lee De Forest, Father of RadioUnited States electrical engineer who in 1907 patented the first triode vacuum tube, which made it possible to detect and amplify radio waves (1873-1961)
Eastman, George EastmanUnited States inventor of a dry-plate process of developing photographic film and of flexible film (his firm introduced roll film) and of the box camera and of a process for color photography (1854-1932)
Edison, Thomas Edison, Thomas Alva EdisonUnited States inventor
Fulton, Robert FultonAmerican inventor who designed the first commercially successful steamboat and the first steam warship (1765-1815)
Gatling, Richard Jordan GatlingUnited States inventor of the first rapid firing gun (1818-1903)
Gillette, King Camp GiletteUnited States inventor and manufacturer who developed the safety razor (1855-1932)
Goldmark, Peter Goldmark, Peter Carl GoldmarkUnited States inventor (born in Hungary) who made the first TV broadcast in 1940 and invented the long-playing record in 1948 and pioneered videocassette recording (1906-1977)
Goodyear, Charles GoodyearUnited States inventor of vulcanized rubber (1800-1860)
Hargreaves, James HargreavesEnglish inventor of the spinning jenny (1720-1778)
Hero, Heron, Hero of AlexandriaGreek mathematician and inventor who devised a way to determine the area of a triangle and who described various mechanical devices (first century)
Hollerith, Herman HollerithUnited States inventor who invented a system for recording alphanumeric information on punched cards (1860-1929)
Howe, Elias HoweUnited States inventor who built early sewing machines and won suits for patent infringement against other manufacturers (including Isaac M. Singer) (1819-1867)
Jacquard, Joseph M. Jacquard, Joseph Marie JacquardFrench inventor of the Jacquard loom that could automatically weave complicated patterns (1752-1834)
Land, Din Land, Edwin Herbert LandUnited States inventor who incorporated Polaroid film into lenses and invented the one step photographic process (1909-1991)
Langley, Samuel Pierpoint LangleyUnited States astronomer and aviation / aviation / aviation pioneer who invented the bolometer and contributed to the design of early aircraft (1834-1906)
Mauser, von Mauser, P. P. von Mauser, Peter Paul MauserGerman arms manufacturer and inventor of a repeating rifle and pistol (1838-1914)
Maxim, Sir Hiram Stevens MaximEnglish inventor (born in the United States) who invented the Maxim gun that was used in World War I (1840-1916)
McCormick, Cyrus McCormick, Cyrus Hall McCormickUnited States inventor and manufacturer of a mechanical harvester (1809-1884)
Mergenthaler, Ottmar MergenthalerUnited States inventor (born in Germany) of the Linotype machine (1854-1899)
Morse, Samuel Morse, Samuel F. B. Morse, Samuel Finley Breese MorseUnited States portrait painter who patented the telegraph and developed the Morse code (1791-1872)
Muybridge, Eadweard Muybridge, Edward James MuggeridgeUnited States motion-picture pioneer remembered for his pictures / pictures of running horses taken with a series of still cameras (born in England) (1830-1904)
Otis, Elisha Graves OtisUnited States inventor who manufactured the first elevator with a safety device (1811-1861)
Singer, Isaac M. Singer, Isaac Merrit SingerUnited States inventor of an improved chain-stitch sewing machine (1811-1875)
Sperry, Elmer Ambrose SperryUnited States engineer and inventor of the gyrocompass (1860-1930)
Stanley, Francis Edgar StanleyUnited States inventor who built a steam-powered automobile (1849-1918)
Steinmetz, Charles Proteus SteinmetzUnited States electrical engineer and inventor (born in Germany) (1865-1923)
Talbot, Fox Talbot, William Henry Fox TalbotEnglish inventor and pioneer in photography who published the first book illustrated with photographs (1800-1877)
Tesla, Nikola TeslaUnited States electrical engineer and inventor (born in Croatia but of Serbian descent) who discovered the principles of alternating currents and developed the first alternating-current induction motor and the Tesla coil and several forms of oscillators (1856-1943)
Watt, James WattScottish engineer and inventor whose improvements in the steam engine led to its wide use in industry (1736-1819)
Westinghouse, George WestinghouseUnited States inventor and manufacturer (1846-1914)
Wheatstone, Sir Charles WheatstoneEnglish physicist and inventor who devised the Wheatstone bridge (1802-1875)
Whitney, Eli WhitneyUnited States inventor of the mechanical cotton gin (1765-1825)
Wright, Orville WrightUnited States aviation / aviation / aviation pioneer who (with his brother Wilbur Wright) invented the airplane (1871-1948)
Wright, Wilbur WrightUnited States aviation / aviation / aviation pioneer who (with his brother Orville Wright) invented the airplane (1867-1912)
Zeppelin, Count Ferdinand von ZeppelinGerman inventor who designed and built the first rigid motorized dirigible (1838-1917)
NarrowerpatenteeThe inventor to whom a patent / patent is issued
BroadercreatorA person who grows or makes or invents / invents things
Spanishartífice, autor, descubridor, inventor
Catalanartífex, descobridor, inventor
Verbsdiscovermake a discovery, make a new finding
English > discoverer: 2 senses > noun 2, person
Meaningsomeone who is the first to observe something.
Synonymsfinder, spotter
Narrowerco-discoverersomeone who is the first of two or more people to discover something
Broaderperceiver, percipient, observer, beholderA person who becomes aware (of things or events) through the senses
Verbsdiscoverdiscover or determine the existence, presence, or fact of

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