Definition of scry in English:

scry

verb

[no object]
  • Foretell the future using a crystal ball or other reflective object or surface.

    ‘a mirror used for scrying’
    • ‘He picked up a necklace belonging to Dylan that had been concecrated and, concentrating on Dylan, used it to scry with.’
    • ‘‘He can't scry either then,’ she said, thinking that might not be a bad thing.’
    • ‘It'd be a simple matter to scry for something as singular as a Keystone.’
    • ‘She would have wretched and thrown up at that very moment but luckily, she hadn't eaten anything today so she would be fit to scry.’
    • ‘Preparations are simple; to scry, apart from the ability itself, one needs any form of water, in some sort of enclosure.’
    • ‘‘We have to find them fast,’ Millie said, grabbing a crystal and starting to scry with it.’
    • ‘The Head Librarian has the express permission of the university to read the minds of, scry, or otherwise divinate the intentions and personality of any patron applying to enter the section (s).’
    • ‘He has not been seen since yesterday… he has not been seen since yesterday… has not been seen since yesterday… since yesterday… and I never stinking learned to scry!’
    • ‘Moody has a mirrored room where guests come to scry, hoping for a visit from a dead loved one.’
    • ‘I don't know how to explain the sudden need to scry… but Prospero is an animal.’
    • ‘Part of my researches involved calling in a, um, colleague, to help Anya scry into the other timeline.’
    • ‘While he performed the spell he allowed his thoughts to drift back to his scry, and of Verna's petrified green eyes boring into his pleased red ones.’
    • ‘Dolphindo said bluntly. ‘I'll scry for her as well, but the Laprix is really quite frantic about her.’’
    • ‘He could scry anything he wished with no spells or chants, and could even scry through time.’
    • ‘Realizing that something was indeed watching her through the use of magic, Gwen shuddered, unable to think of anything that had the power to scry with out using water.’
    • ‘‘I'll scry for Caleb as soon as I get the chance,’ Will promised.’
    • ‘I don't need to scry for the girl, I need to scry for the demon.’
    • ‘You can scry through time you know, only not to the future.’
    • ‘Picking up the scrying crystal, she headed to the map and began to scry for a sorcerer.’
    • ‘So you don't have to do anything to scry, just look?’
    • ‘I'll see what I can scry, but later; I'm not trying that without a few protection spells.’

Origin

Early 16th century: shortening of descry.

Pronunciation

scry

/skrʌɪ/