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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A cry or shout.
  • v. To predict the future using crystal balls.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A flock of wild fowl.
  • n. A cry or shout.
  • transitive v. To descry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • v. divine by gazing into crystals


Short for descry.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From descry < Middle English decrien < Old French descrier (Wiktionary)
Middle English ascrie (Wiktionary)



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  • What a hopeless dictionary. I feel for you.

    November 22, 2007

  • I once lost a game of scrabble because this word was not in the dictionary we had on hand. And it was a nice big thick one too.

    October 24, 2007