Descry

Definition of Descry

De`scry´
v. t.1.To spy out or discover by the eye, as objects distant or obscure; to espy; to recognize; to discern; to discover.
[imp. & p. p. Descried ; p. pr. & vb. n. Descrying.]
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.
- Milton.
2.To discover; to disclose; to reveal.
His purple robe he had thrown aside, lest it should descry him.
- Milton.
n.1.Discovery or view, as of an army seen at a distance.
Near, and on speedy foot; the main descry
Stands on the hourly thought.
- Shak.

Related Words

appreciate, behold, catch, catch sight of, clap eyes on, come alive, comprehend, detect, discern, discover, distinguish, encounter, espy, glimpse, have in sight, hit, identify, ken, lay eyes on, look on, look upon, make out, mark, meet with, note, notice, observe, penetrate, perceive, pick out, pick up, pierce, plumb, realize, recognize, see, see daylight, see into, see the light, see through, sense, sight, spot, spy, take in, turn up, twig, understand, view, witness
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