- to use divination to discover hidden knowledge or future events, especially by means of a crystal ball.
Origin of scry
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Historical Examples of scry
Thus the conditions under which the scryer can scry, are, as yet, unascertained.Cock Lane and Common-Sense
- (intr) to divine, esp by crystal gazing
Word Origin for scry
Word Origin and History for scry
"to see images in a crystal, water, etc., which reveal the past or forebode the future," 1520s, a shortening of descry (v.1). Related: Scried; scrying; scryer.