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Meaning of SPY

Pronunciation:  spI

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a secret agent hired by a state to obtain (military) information about its enemies or by a business to obtain industrial secrets from competitors
  2. [n]  a secret watcher; someone who secretly watches other people; "my spies tell me that you had a good time last night"
  3. [v]  secretly collect sensitive or classified information; engage in espionage; "spy for the Russians"
  4. [v]  watch, observe, or inquire secretly
  5. [v]  catch sight of

SPY is a 3 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: descry, espy, sleuth, snoop, spot, stag, undercover agent
 See Also: counterspy, double agent, enquire, espionage agent, foreign agent, infiltrator, inquire, intelligence agent, intelligence officer, investigate, looker, Margarete Gertrud Zelle, Mata Hari, mole, monitor, operative, ride herd on, secret agent, shadow, shadower, sight, sleeper, snoop, snooper, spectator, supervise, tail, viewer, watcher, witness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Spy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spied}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Spying}.] [OE. spien, espien, OF. espier, F. ['e]pier, OHG.
    speh?n, G. sp["a]hen; akin to L. specere to see, Skr. spa(?).
    ? 169. Cf. {Espy}, v.t., {Aspect}, {Auspice}, {Circumspect},
    {Conspicuouc}, {Despise}, {Frontispiece}, {Inspect},
    {Prospect}, {Respite}, {Scope}, {Scecimen}, {Spectacle},
    {Specter}, {Speculate}, {Spice}, {Spite}, {Suspicion}.]
    To gain sight of; to discover at a distance, or in a state of
    concealment; to espy; to see.
          One in reading, skipped over all sentences where he
          spied a note of admiration.              --Swift.
    2. To discover by close search or examination.
             Look about with yout eyes; spy what things are to be
             reformed in the church of England.    --Latimer.
    3. To explore; to view; inspect; and examine secretly, as a
       country; -- usually with out.
             Moses sent to spy Jaazer, and they took the villages
             thereof.                              --Num. xxi.
  2. \Spy\, v. i.
    To search narrowly; to scrutinize.
          It is my nature's plague To spy into abuses. --Shak.
  3. \Spy\, n.; pl. {Spies}. [See {Spy}, v., and cf. {Espy}, n.]
    1. One who keeps a constant watch of the conduct of others.
       ``These wretched spies of wit.'' --Dryden.
    2. (Mil.) A person sent secretly into an enemy's camp,
       territory, or fortifications, to inspect his works,
       ascertain his strength, movements, or designs, and to
       communicate such intelligence to the proper officer.
    {Spy money}, money paid to a spy; the reward for private or
       secret intelligence regarding the enemy.
    {Spy Wednesday} (Eccl.), the Wednesday immediately preceding
       the festival of Easter; -- so called in allusion to the
       betrayal of Christ by Judas Iscariot.
    Syn: See {Emissary}, and {Scout}.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming that you are a spy indicates your mistrust of others and your tendencies to be in everyone's business and affairs. Perhaps you have recently stumbled upon some information that was not meant for your eyes. Dreaming that someone is spying on you, represents your impulsive behavior. This dream may also serve as a warning that you are being watched, investigated, or evaluated.