verb (used with object), de·scried, de·scry·ing.
Words nearby descry
Origin of descry
SYNONYMS FOR descry
OTHER WORDS FROM descryde·scri·er, nounun·de·scried, adjectiveun·de·scry·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for descried
They warily drew near, and descried a female figure in wild attire waving signals from the strand.Old Quebec|Sir Gilbert Parker and Claude Glennon Bryan
At last he descried Sir Torquin coming upon the road with a captive knight.Traditions, Superstitions and Folk-lore|Charles Hardwick
Upon nearing the port, the first figure which he descried among the groups on shore was that of Mr. Gilchrist.Ralph Denham's Adventures in Burma|George Norway
On our right, far in the distance, could be descried a long range of mountains, stretching away as far as the eye could see.
Just before noon on the third day some strange sail were descried ahead.Antony Waymouth|W.H.G. Kingston