Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To see or predict the future by means of a crystal ball.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To cry out.
  • To proclaim; announce publicly or by way of advertisement: as, to scry a sale.
  • noun A cry.
  • noun A flock of wild fowl.
  • To descry. Also skry.
  • To divine, or to attempt divination, by crystal-gazing; induce hypnagogic illusions by gazing into a glass or crystal sphere or some equivalent medium.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb obsolete To descry.
  • noun A flock of wild fowl.
  • noun obsolete A cry or shout.

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  • noun obsolete A cry or shout.
  • verb To predict the future using crystal balls.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb divine by gazing into crystals

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Short for descry.]

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Middle English ascrie

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From descry < Middle English decrien < Old French descrier

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    October 24, 2007

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    November 22, 2007