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Meaning of "scry" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SCRY

From descry.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SCRY

scry  [skraɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SCRY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Scry is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb scry in English.

WHAT DOES SCRY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

scry

Scrying

Scrying is the practice of looking into a translucent ball or other material with the belief that things can be seen, such as spiritual visions, and less often for purposes of divination or fortune-telling. The most common media used are reflective, translucent, or luminescent substances such as crystals, stones, glass, mirrors, water, fire, or smoke. Scrying has been used in many cultures in the belief that it can divine the past, present, or future. The visions that come when one stares into the media are thought to come from one's subconscious and imagination, though in the past they were thought to come from gods, spirits, devils, the psychic mind, depending on the culture and practice. Although scrying is most commonly done with a crystal ball, it may also be performed using any smooth surface, such as a bowl of liquid, a pond, or a crystal. Scrying is actively used by many cultures and belief systems and is not limited to one tradition or ideology. The Ganzfeld experiment involves sensory deprivation which might be seen as comparable with scrying.

Definition of scry in the English dictionary

The definition of scry in the dictionary is to divine, esp by crystal gazing.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SCRY

PRESENT

Present
I scry
you scry
he/she/it scries
we scry
you scry
they scry
Present continuous
I am scrying
you are scrying
he/she/it is scrying
we are scrying
you are scrying
they are scrying
Present perfect
I have scried
you have scried
he/she/it has scried
we have scried
you have scried
they have scried
Present perfect continuous
I have been scrying
you have been scrying
he/she/it has been scrying
we have been scrying
you have been scrying
they have been scrying
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I scried
you scried
he/she/it scried
we scried
you scried
they scried
Past continuous
I was scrying
you were scrying
he/she/it was scrying
we were scrying
you were scrying
they were scrying
Past perfect
I had scried
you had scried
he/she/it had scried
we had scried
you had scried
they had scried
Past perfect continuous
I had been scrying
you had been scrying
he/she/it had been scrying
we had been scrying
you had been scrying
they had been scrying
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will scry
you will scry
he/she/it will scry
we will scry
you will scry
they will scry
Future continuous
I will be scrying
you will be scrying
he/she/it will be scrying
we will be scrying
you will be scrying
they will be scrying
Future perfect
I will have scried
you will have scried
he/she/it will have scried
we will have scried
you will have scried
they will have scried
Future perfect continuous
I will have been scrying
you will have been scrying
he/she/it will have been scrying
we will have been scrying
you will have been scrying
they will have been scrying
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would scry
you would scry
he/she/it would scry
we would scry
you would scry
they would scry
Conditional continuous
I would be scrying
you would be scrying
he/she/it would be scrying
we would be scrying
you would be scrying
they would be scrying
Conditional perfect
I would have scry
you would have scry
he/she/it would have scry
we would have scry
you would have scry
they would have scry
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been scrying
you would have been scrying
he/she/it would have been scrying
we would have been scrying
you would have been scrying
they would have been scrying
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you scry
we let´s scry
you scry
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to scry
Past participle
scried
Present Participle
scrying
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SCRY


catchcry
ˈkætʃˌkraɪ
countercry
ˈkaʊntəˌkraɪ
cry
kraɪ
decry
dɪˈkraɪ
descry
dɪˈskraɪ
downcry
ˈdaʊnˌkraɪ
dry
draɪ
fry
fraɪ
Madurai
ˈmædjʊˌraɪ
outcry
ˈaʊtˌkraɪ
pry
praɪ
rai
raɪ
retry
riːˈtraɪ
rye
raɪ
samurai
ˈsæmʊˌraɪ
serai
sɛˈraɪ
skry
skraɪ
tori
ˈtɔːraɪ
try
traɪ
watchcry
ˈwɒtʃˌkraɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SCRY

scrupulousness
scrutability
scrutable
scrutator
scrutineer
scrutinies
scrutinise
scrutiniser
scrutinisingly
scrutinize
scrutinizer
scrutinizingly
scrutinous
scrutinously
scrutiny
scruto
scrutoire
scruze
scryer
scryne

WORDS THAT END LIKE SCRY

a far cry
Batesian mimicry
battle cry
biomimicry
hue and cry
in full cry
mimicry
parrot cry
rallying cry
street cry
war cry

Synonyms and antonyms of scry in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «scry» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SCRY

Find out the translation of scry to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of scry from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «scry» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

占卜
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

scry
570 millions of speakers

English

scry
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

scry
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

scry
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

предскажите
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

vidência
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

scry
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

scry
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Scry
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

scry
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

占術
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

예견
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Scry
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhìn vào viên phi lê để đoán tương lai
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

scry
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

रडणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

scry
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Scry
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Scry
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

передбачу
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

scry
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

scry
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

scry
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

scry
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Scry
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of scry

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SCRY»

The term «scry» is regularly used and occupies the 59.531 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SCRY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «scry» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «scry» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about scry

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SCRY»

Discover the use of scry in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to scry and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Ancient Steel: Scry Tharg Rises: Scry Tharg Rises
Scry Tharg Rises David C. Kennedy. Federal health act was enacted. he was now owned outright by the state. To make matters worse, right in the middle of the trial an ugly and very strange incident had thrown a wrench into Thorne's case and ...
David C. Kennedy, 2013
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The Celestial Selenite Scry: Book I of the Moon God Trilogy
A witch predestined to obliterate mankind and a mighty foe that has awaited his coming throughout the ages. But not just any witch. This is a one of a kind witch born male.
Marlene K. Slade, 1994
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Bacterial and Eukaryotic Porins: Structure, Function, Mechanism
In ScrY, at the equivalent position, there is the much shorter side-chain of an aspartate (D201). Other residues at the channel constriction that differ are R109 and D121 of LamB, which are equivalent to N192 and F204 of ScrY (Figure 9.4).
Roland Benz, 2006
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Natural Magick: The Essential Witch's Grimoire
The bowl of water you scry with shares its consciousness with the streams and rivers, which are the veins of the earth. The bowl of water you scry with is part of the oceans of our earth. The bowl of water you scry with is part of the water that is in ...
Sally Dubats, 2002
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Ashes of Candesce: Book Five of Virga
Keir's scry was telling him to disengage from this conversation. That was probably Maerta's fault; she didn't want him to socialize with the strangers, even though he'd saved their lives and they were clearly grateful. Keir knew his own scry was ...
Karl Schroeder, 2012
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The Chronicles of the Unbinding: Hazard's Price
Perhaps he'd continue to ride Scry to work, even after this whole thing blew over. . . . At this late hour, one lone attendant reclined in the musty tack room beneath the tower. Taylor peered inside to confirm what he'd already heard: the low, ...
Robert S. Stone, 2001
7
Ironclaw
Scry (Mind and appropriate Lore vs. 2d10, 2d8, 2d6, or 2d4) Some Magic Spells allow you to scan for certain kinds of information. For example, “Scry Spirit” allows you to scan for spirits, the residue of White Magic, etc. The Game Host should ...
Jason Holmgren, 1999
8
Queen of Kings: A Novel of Cleopatra, the Vampire
In a tiny cave high on the rocky coast of Thessaly, a priestess of Hecate raised her gaze from the water she'd been using as a scry. Ships were coming north from Africa. The scry showed blood, oceans of it, cities falling and corpses heaped in ...
Maria Dahvana Headley, 2011
9
The Mists of Faeron
Her image faded into the backdrop of stars and pitch black, an undulation of nighttime sky. Barr recognized it for the mists, his mother's domain, as he caught a glimpse of umbrals pass through the scry. She wove her fingers over the image,  ...
J. A. Giunta, 2012
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Magic and Showmanship: A Handbook for Conjurers
Thetwo routinesthat followemploy the same deviceand have thesame fundamental pattern.In spite of this,they will impress the layman as two separate illusions— although youshould not offer both atthe same sitting. I SCRY Place the cards in ...
Henning Nelms, 2012

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SCRY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term scry is used in the context of the following news items.
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Les échos des 4 jours de fête à Scry
Vêtements de seconde main, tous les articles pour enfants, jeux, ménage...Vente et dépôt. Christiane Gaethofs: 085/512592 ou 0479/968458. Mardi et jeudi ... «Sudinfo.be, Jul 15»
2
Succès de foule pour la brocante de Scry dimanche matin
Beaucoup de monde et des files impressionnantes de voitures en stationnement pour la brocante du 12 juillet à Scry. Malheureusement la belle ambiance de ... «Sudinfo.be, Jul 15»
3
Nécrologie. Décès de Mme Anne-Marie MARECHAL, épouse …
capture ecran 2015-06-29 à 11.44.27.jpg Nous apprenons le décès survenu le 28 juin, de Madame Anne-Marie Maréchal, à son domicile de Scry. Elle était ... «Sudinfo.be, Jun 15»
4
Wizards of the Coast changes mulligan rule for 'Magic: The Gathering'
This new mulligan rule could help mitigate going down below six or five because you'll be more inclined to keep a starting hand of one with the ability to scry 1. «Examiner.com, Jun 15»
5
Juste un peu à Abée-Scry
Tinlot est peu concerné par la ligne à haute tension, juste un peu au Centre de réadaptation d'Abée-Scry, «les dernières maisons; le bout de la rue de Dinant», ... «lavenir.net, May 15»
6
Une fomation et un titre pour les fossoyeurs
«La partie pratique se fera sur un cimetière didactique conçu ici au Centre de réadaptation au travail à Scry, explique Étienne Fiévez, directeur de l'IPEPS de ... «lavenir.net, Mar 15»
7
Toobin's Tea Party
Here the New Yorker's Jeffrey Toobin, a pro-ObamaCare partisan, tries to scry Roberts's intentions: [Justice] Anthony Kennedy had asked about “Chevron ... «Wall Street Journal, Mar 15»
8
Constantine Season 1 Episode 12 Review: Angels and Ministers of …
The scry map is a crutch. What's going on out there is pervasive; Invunche, brujeria, the serpent himself. We're off the map now John, you need to read the signs ... «TV Fanatic, Feb 15»
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Les 4 logements de Scry sont finis
Dans l'ancienne maison communale et école de Scry, rue de Dinant, ont en effet été aménagés quatre appartements sociaux qui seront loués à des familles en ... «lavenir.net, Feb 15»
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Analytics outsourcing: Does the emperor have a clue?
(Alok Aggarwal is Chairman and Chief Data Scientist at Saratoga, California-based Scry Analytics and co-founder of Evalueserve. Also founder of IBM's India ... «Deccan Herald, Dec 14»

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