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Meaning of ESPY

Pronunciation:  e'spI

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[v]  catch sight of

ESPY is a 4 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: descry, spot, spy
 See Also: sight



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
    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.
             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.
    Syn: To discern; discover; detect; descry; spy.
  2. \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.
  3. \Es*py"\, n.; pl. {Espies}. [OF. espie. See {Espy}, v.,
    A spy; a scout. [Obs.] --Huloet.
Thesaurus Terms
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