verb (used with object), de·scried, de·scry·ing.
- to see (something unclear or distant) by looking carefully; discern; espy: The lookout descried land.
- to discover; perceive; detect.
verb -scries, -scrying or -scried (tr)
- to discern or make out; catch sight of
- to discover by looking carefully; detect
“to see, discern,” c.1300, probably from Old French descrier “publish” (Modern French décrier), from Latin describere (see describe).