De·scry v. t. [imp. & p. p. Descried p. pr. & vb. n. Descrying.]
1. To spy out or discover by the eye, as objects distant or obscure; to espy; to recognize; to discern; to discover.
And the house of Joseph sent to descry Bethel. --Judg. i. 23.
Edmund, I think, is gone . . . to descry
The strength o' the enemy. --Shak.
And now their way to earth they had descried. --Milton.
2. To discover; to disclose; to reveal. [R.]
His purple robe he had thrown aside, lest it should descry him. --Milton.
Syn: -- To see; behold; espy; discover; discern.
De·scry n. Discovery or view, as of an army seen at a distance. [Obs.]
Near, and on speedy foot; the main descry
Stands on the hourly thought. --Shak.
v : catch sight of [syn: spot, espy, spy]