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Meaning of DESCRY

Pronunciation:  di'skrI

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[v]  catch sight of

DESCRY is a 6 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: espy, spot, spy
 See Also: sight



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \De*scry"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Descried}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Descrying}.] [OE. descrien, discrien, to espy, prob. from
    the proclaiming of what was espied, fr. OF. descrier to
    proclaim, cry down, decry, F. d['e]crier. The word was
    confused somewhat with OF. descriven, E. describe, OF.
    descrivre, from L. describere. See {Decry}.]
    1. To spy out or discover by the eye, as objects distant or
       obscure; to espy; to recognize; to discern; to discover.
             And the house of Joseph sent to descry Bethel.
                                                   --Judg. i. 23.
             Edmund, I think, is gone . . . to descry The
             strength o' the enemy.                --Shak.
             And now their way to earth they had descried.
    2. To discover; to disclose; to reveal. [R.]
             His purple robe he had thrown aside, lest it should
             descry him.                           --Milton.
    Syn: To see; behold; espy; discover; discern.
  2. \De*scry"\, n.
    Discovery or view, as of an army seen at a distance. [Obs.]
          Near, and on speedy foot; the main descry Stands on the
          hourly thought.                          --Shak.
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