verb (used with object), de·scried, de·scry·ing.
Origin of descry
SYNONYMS FOR descry
Related formsde·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