scry

[ skrahy ]
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verb (used without object), scried, scry·ing.

to use divination to discover hidden knowledge or future events, especially by means of a crystal ball.

Nearby words

  1. scrutinise,
  2. scrutinization,
  3. scrutinize,
  4. scrutiny,
  5. scrutoire,
  6. scs,
  7. scsi,
  8. scuba,
  9. scuba diving,
  10. scuba-dive

Origin of scry

aphetic shortening of descry

Related formsscry·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for scry

scry

/ (skraɪ) /

verb scries, scrying or scried

(intr) to divine, esp by crystal gazing

Word Origin for scry

C16: from descry

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Word Origin and History for scry

scry

v.

"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.

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