Descried
Descry De*scry", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Descried}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Descrying}.] [OE. descrien, discrien, to espy, prob. from the proclaiming of what was espied, fr. OF. descrier to proclaim, cry down, decry, F. d['e]crier. The word was confused somewhat with OF. descriven, E. describe, OF. descrivre, from L. describere. See {Decry}.] 1. To spy out or discover by the eye, as objects distant or obscure; to espy; to recognize; to discern; to discover. [1913 Webster]

And the house of Joseph sent to descry Bethel. --Judg. i. 23. [1913 Webster]

Edmund, I think, is gone . . . to descry The strength o' the enemy. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

And now their way to earth they had descried. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. To discover; to disclose; to reveal. [R.] [1913 Webster]

His purple robe he had thrown aside, lest it should descry him. --Milton.

Syn: To see; behold; espy; discover; discern. [1913 Webster]


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