Definition of scry in English:



  • Foretell the future using a crystal ball or other reflective object or surface.

    • ‘You can scry through time you know, only not to the future.’
    • ‘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!’
    • ‘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).’
    • ‘‘I'll scry for Caleb as soon as I get the chance,’ Will promised.’
    • ‘Dolphindo said bluntly. ‘I'll scry for her as well, but the Laprix is really quite frantic about her.’’
    • ‘He picked up a necklace belonging to Dylan that had been concecrated and, concentrating on Dylan, used it to scry with.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Picking up the scrying crystal, she headed to the map and began to scry for a sorcerer.’
    • ‘Preparations are simple; to scry, apart from the ability itself, one needs any form of water, in some sort of enclosure.’
    • ‘Moody has a mirrored room where guests come to scry, hoping for a visit from a dead loved one.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It'd be a simple matter to scry for something as singular as a Keystone.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I'll see what I can scry, but later; I'm not trying that without a few protection spells.’
    • ‘So you don't have to do anything to scry, just look?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘We have to find them fast,’ Millie said, grabbing a crystal and starting to scry with it.’
    • ‘I don't need to scry for the girl, I need to scry for the demon.’
    • ‘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.’


Early 16th century: shortening of descry.