What does the word discovery mean?

Usage examples for discovery

  1. This discovery was sufficient. – Selections From Poe by J. Montgomery Gambrill
  2. Just such has been the conduct of Corruption's sons upon hearing of the discovery of Mr. Watson's and Mr. Preston's papers. – Memoirs of Henry Hunt, Esq. Volume 3 by Henry Hunt
  3. So Miss Fortescue searched very carefully, and at length made a very important discovery. – The Living Link by James De Mille