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Princeton's WordNet

  1. descry, spot, espy, spyverb

    catch sight of


  1. descryverb

    To see

  2. descryverb

    To notice carefully; to detect

Webster Dictionary

  1. Descryverb

    to spy out or discover by the eye, as objects distant or obscure; to espy; to recognize; to discern; to discover

  2. Descryverb

    to discover; to disclose; to reveal

  3. Descrynoun

    discovery or view, as of an army seen at a distance

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Descry

    de-skrī′, v.t. to discover by the eye: to espy:—pr.p. descry′ing; pa.p. descried′.—n. discovery: (Shak.) a thing discovered. [O. Fr. descrire for descrivre—L. describĕre: a doublet of describe. Others derive the word from O. Fr. descrier, decryer, proclaim, announce—des-, de-, and crier, to cry, in which case it would be a doublet of decry.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of descry in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of descry in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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    one of four connected cavities in the brain; is continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord and contains cerebrospinal fluid
    • A. ventricle
    • B. exponent
    • C. collation
    • D. mumblety-peg

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