Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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DESCRY, verb transitive

1. To espy; to explore; to examine by observation.

The house of Joseph sent to descry Bethel. Judges 1:23.

2. To detect; to find out; to discover any thing concealed.

3. To see; to behold; to have a sight of from a distance; as, the seamen descried land.

4. To give notice of something suddenly discovered.

DESCRY, noun Discovery; thing descovered.