Wednesday, December 29, 1999
descry transitive verb [dih-SKRY] To catch sight of, especially something distant or obscure; to discern.
Definitions for descry
- To catch sight of, especially something distant or obscure; to discern.
- To discover by observation; to detect.
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Citations for descry
On a clear day, if there was no sun, you could descry (but barely) the ships roving out at anchor in Herne Bay and count their masts.
The future appears to us neither as impenetrable darkness nor as broad daylight, but rather in a half-light, in which we can descry the rough form of the nearest objects, and vague outlines farther off.