descry
[ dih-skrahy ]
Share
next word
Part of SpeechverbOrigin + Etymology
Old French descrier ‘publish, proclaim’, perhaps confused with obsolete descry ‘describe’
Synonyms
verb
spotnoticecatch sight ofseemake outglimpse
Antonyms
verb
missneglectoverlookbe blind
Definition
verbto see (something unclear or distant) by looking carefully; discern; espy
Examples
verbShe squinted her eyes to descry the street sign in the pouring rain.
Usage Over Time
Stay Connected

Sign up to receive the word of the day, sent straight to your inbox.

By submitting this form, you are agreeing to our Terms of Use.
This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.