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’
    • ‘Preparations are simple; to scry, apart from the ability itself, one needs any form of water, in some sort of enclosure.’
    • ‘Dolphindo said bluntly. ‘I'll scry for her as well, but the Laprix is really quite frantic about her.’’
    • ‘You can scry through time you know, only not to the future.’
    • ‘I don't know how to explain the sudden need to scry… but Prospero is an animal.’
    • ‘He could scry anything he wished with no spells or chants, and could even scry through time.’
    • ‘He picked up a necklace belonging to Dylan that had been concecrated and, concentrating on Dylan, used it to scry with.’
    • ‘Moody has a mirrored room where guests come to scry, hoping for a visit from a dead loved one.’
    • ‘I'll see what I can scry, but later; I'm not trying that without a few protection spells.’
    • ‘‘I'll scry for Caleb as soon as I get the chance,’ Will promised.’
    • ‘It'd be a simple matter to scry for something as singular as a Keystone.’
    • ‘I don't need to scry for the girl, I need to scry for the demon.’
    • ‘Picking up the scrying crystal, she headed to the map and began to scry for a sorcerer.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘So you don't have to do anything to scry, just look?’
    • ‘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!’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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).’
    • ‘Part of my researches involved calling in a, um, colleague, to help Anya scry into the other timeline.’
    • ‘‘He can't scry either then,’ she said, thinking that might not be a bad thing.’
    • ‘‘We have to find them fast,’ Millie said, grabbing a crystal and starting to scry with it.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

Early 16th century: shortening of descry.

Pronunciation

scry

/skrʌɪ/