verb (used with object), de·scried, de·scry·ing.
- descriptive notation,
- descriptive statistics,
Origin of descry
Examples from the Web for descry
Search it as they pleased, not even the practisect eye of Captain Davis could descry the smallest interruption.The Ebb-Tide|Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyde Osbourne
From this part of the coast we could descry the islands off Cape Liant on the opposite side of the gulf.
Nowhere could I descry even a small collection of books of the sort which may furnish material for conversation.A Court of Inquiry|Grace S. Richmond
Round them the wanderer will descry a miserable field or two, planted with a stunted crop of rye, millet, or maize.Claret and Olives, from the Garonne to the Rhone|Angus B. Reach
On clear moonlight evenings she could descry a little strip of the fiord between two high houses.Tales of Two Countries|Alexander Kielland