[ skrahy ]
/ skraɪ /
Save This Word!
verb (used without object), scried, scry·ing.
to use divination to discover hidden knowledge or future events, especially by means of a crystal ball.
SPRINT TO THE FINISH WITH THIS OLYMPICS QUIZ!
Compete in our Olympics quiz to see if you can take home the gold medal in Olympics knowledge.
Question 1 of 10
Where was the Olympics first held?
Origin of scry
First recorded in 1520–30; shortening of descry
OTHER WORDS FROM scryscryer, noun
Words nearby scry
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021
How to use scry in a sentence
Thus the conditions under which the scryer can scry, are, as yet, unascertained.Cock Lane and Common-Sense|Andrew Lang
British Dictionary definitions for scry
/ (skraɪ) /
verb scries, scrying or scried
(intr) to divine, esp by crystal gazing
Word Origin for scry
C16: from descry
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012