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espy Explained

espy at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['espı]

espy at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v past tense and past participle espied present participle espying third person singular espies [T] // [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Old French; Origin: espier; SPY2]// literary to suddenly see someone or something// spy//

espy at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

38 Moby Thesaurus words for "espy":
behold, catch, catch sight of, clap eyes on, descry, detect,
discern, discover, distinguish, encounter, glimpse, have in sight,
hit, identify, ken, lay eyes on, look on, look upon, make out,
mark, meet with, note, notice, observe, perceive, pick out,
pick up, recognize, remark, see, sense, sight, spot, spy, take in,
twig, view, witness

espy at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Spectator): witness, behold, see, look on, be present, gawk, rubberneck*, spy, espy, view.

espy at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb
(espies, espying, espied, espied) [VN] (literary) to see sb/sth suddenly

espy at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

verb
(espies, espying, espied, espied) [VN] (literary) to see sb/sth suddenly

Espy at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Espy \Es*py"\, v. i.
To look or search narrowly; to look about; to watch; to take
notice; to spy.

Stand by the way, and espy. --Jer. xlviii.
19.

Espy \Es*py"\, n.; pl. {Espies}. [OF. espie. See {Espy}, v.,
{Spy}.]
A spy; a scout. [Obs.] --Huloet.

Espy \Es*py"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Espied}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Espying}.] [OF. espier, F. ['e]pier, from OHG. speh?n to
watch, spy, G. sp["a]hen; akin to L. specere to look, species
sight, shape, appearance, kind. See {Spice}, {Spy}, and cf.
{Espionage}.]
1. To catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes; to discover,
as a distant object partly concealed, or not obvious to
notice; to see at a glance; to discern unexpectedly; to
spy; as, to espy land; to espy a man in a crowd.

As one of them opened his sack to give his ass
provender in the inn, . . . he espied his money.
--Gen. xlii.
27.

A goodly vessel did I then espy Come like a giant
from a haven broad. --Wordsworth.

2. To inspect narrowly; to examine and keep watch upon; to
watch; to observe.

He sends angels to espy us in all our ways. --Jer.
Taylor.

Syn: To discern; discover; detect; descry; spy.

espy at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

espy
v : catch sight of [syn: {descry}, {spot}, {spy}]
[also: {espied}]

espy at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Pronunciation

* Inter: rhymes » aɪ

Verb

Inter: en-verb » espies|espying|espied
  • To catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes; to discover, as a distant object partly concealed, or not obvious to notice; to see at a glance; to discern unexpectedly; to spy; as, to espy land; to espy a man in a crowd.
    1. To inspect narrowly; to examine and keep watch upon; to watch; to observe.
    2. To look or search narrowly; to look about; to watch; to take notice; to spy.

      Related terms

      * descry

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » To catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|съзирам, Inter: t+ » bg|забелязвам

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » To inspect narrowly; to examine and keep watch upon
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|разглеждам, Inter: t+ » bg|наблюдавам


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Anagrams

    * pyes
    • Spey
    • yeps


    Translation: et » espy
    Translation: fr » espy
    Translation: ko » espy
    Translation: io » espy
    Translation: kn » espy
    Translation: my » espy
    Translation: ps » espy
    Translation: te » espy
    Translation: vi » espy

    Related words:

    Espying  espy