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Discovery

 

the name of several British expedition ships from the 17th century to the 20th.

(1) A bark (55 tons) of the British East India Company that searched for the Northwest Passage from 1602 to 1616. The ship made its most important ventures under the command of H. Hudson in 1610-11, when Hudson Bay was discovered and explored. T. Button in 1612 and R. Bylot (with his navigator W. Baffin) in 1615 also made important voyages. Bylot and Baffin discovered Baffin Bay in 1616.

(2) A sloop (300 tons) that sailed with J. Cook on his third circumnavigation of the world; in 1776-79 it was under the command of C. Clerke.

(3) A steamship (1,620 tons) that served as a base for two antarctic expeditions, in 1901-04 (commanded by R. F. Scott) and in 1929-31 (with the Australian expedition headed byD. Mawson). Important oceanographic studies were done during the ship’s voyages.

What does it mean when you dream about a discovery?

Discovery has a negative meaning, as in finding out about something that has been concealed, and a positive meaning, as when one makes a new discovery. Dream discoveries in the first sense may simply indicate anxiety, rather than something actually being hidden. Dream discoveries in the second sense may show the dreamer is entering into a new phase of life or a new phase of personal development, such as recovery from a major upheaval.

discovery

[di′skəv·ə·rē]
(mining engineering)
Finding of a valuable mineral deposit.

Discovery

Discretion (See PRUDENCE.)
Archimedes
(287–212 B.C.) discovered fluid displacement principle while bathing. [Gk. Hist.: Wallechinsky, 272]
Blue Nile
its source discovered by James Bruce, c. 1773. [Br. Hist.: NCE]
Dead Sea scrolls
ancient manuscripts of Biblical commentaries found in cave. [Jew. Hist.: Wigoder, 152]
Eureka!
exclaimed Archimedes, on discovering specific gravity principle. [Gk. Hist.: NCE, 137]
Franklin, Benjamin
(1706–1790) used a simple kite to identify lightning as electricity. [Science: NCE, 1000]
Kaldi
Arabian goatherd; alleged discoverer of coffee (850). [Arab. Hist.: Grun, 97]
New World
Christopher Columbus’s expeditions to Americas from 1492 led to further exploration and development. [Eur. Hist.: Jameson, 107–108]
Newton, Sir Isaac
(1642–1727) a falling apple said to have inspired theory of gravitation. [Science: NCE, 1929]
Pacific Ocean
Its American coast discovered by Vasco Nuñez de Balboa in 1513. [Amer. Hist.: NCE, 213]
Philippines
discovered by Magellan during his attempted circumnavigation of the globe. [World Hist.: Benét, 618]
Rosetta Stone
inscribed in three languages; key to hieroglyphics. [Fr. Hist.: Brewer Dictionary, 935]
San Salvador
Bahamian island, Columbus’s first landfall in his discovery of America. [Am. Hist.: Benét, 214]
Sutter’s Mill
where James Marshall discovered California gold (1848). [Am. Hist.: NCE, 2662]
Tutankhamun’s tomb
incredible archaeological find unlocks the past. [Egypt. Hist.: NCE, 2809]

discovery

Law the compulsory disclosure by a party to an action of relevant documents in his possession
References in classic literature ?
A flash of lightning illuminated the object, and discovered its shape plainly to me; its gigantic stature, and the deformity of its aspect more hideous than belongs to humanity, instantly informed me that it was the wretch, the filthy daemon, to whom I had given life.
I thought of pursuing the devil; but it would have been in vain, for another flash discovered him to me hanging among the rocks of the nearly perpendicular ascent of Mont Saleve, a hill that bounds Plainpalais on the south.
Werper, with better success, traveled slowly onward until dawn, when, to his chagrin, he discovered a mounted Arab upon his trail.
An encampment was soon discovered about four miles farther up the river, in which Captain Bonneville to his great joy found two of Matthieu's men, from whom he learned that the rest of his party would be there in the course of a few days.
The medical man who was sent for to attend the sick woman discovered at once that she was suffering from a serious affection of the heart.
He discovered himself to be in a bare room which was windowless, nor could he see any other opening than that through which he had been lowered.
As I topped the lofty plateau in whose rocky cliffs the principal tribe of Sarians find their cave-homes, a great hue and cry arose from those who first discovered me.
Careful observers of animals, being anxious to avoid precarious inferences, have gradually discovered more and more how to give an account of the actions of animals without assuming what we call "consciousness." It has seemed to the behaviourists that similar methods can be applied to human behaviour, without assuming anything not open to external observation.
"It was to discover that letter, then, that her husband forced the lock of the despatch-case?"
Our scientific chief had discovered a process something like what is called electrotyping nowadays, as I imagine.
THE Director of an Observatory, who, with a thirty-six-inch refractor, had discovered the moon, hastened to an Editor, with a four-column account of the event.
And now one of the richest known accumulations of fossil mammals belongs to the middle of the secondary series; and one true mammal has been discovered in the new red sandstone at nearly the commencement of this great series.