espy [ ih- spahy ] SHOW IPA / ɪˈspaɪ / PHONETIC RESPELLING verb (used with object), es·pied, es·py·ing. to see at a distance; catch sight of.
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Origin of espy
1175–1225; Middle English
espyen<Old French espier ≪ Germanic; compare German spähen to spy OTHER WORDS FROM espy un·es·pied, adjective Other definitions for espy (2 of 2) Espy [ es-pee ] SHOW IPA / ˈɛs pi / PHONETIC RESPELLING noun James Pol·lard 1785–1860, [ pol-erd], /ˈpɒl ərd/, U.S. meteorologist.
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How to use espy in a sentence
A new state flag and medical marijuana are on the ballot, which some have pointed to as evidence of progress in Mississippi and a potential driver for
Hyde-Smith has only recently hit the campaign trail and has declined to debate
In their first matchup, neither
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Espy’s campaign has attracted an eye-popping amount of cash for a Democrat.
The light sound of his wheels had died away before she espied Sues tall figure coming quickly towards her.
From her point, the upper part alone could be espied, but what concern had she in the servants' quarters in a house?
At a turning in the road I saw the trusty messenger seated; and as he espied me and arose, I hastened to meet him.
The moment the watchman, posted on the platform of the donjon, espied from afar a troop of travelers, he sounded his horn.
After the feeling had come to her, to heighten the sensation she espied a little card hung under the small mirror on the wall.
British Dictionary definitions for espy verb -pies, -pying or -pied (tr) to catch sight of or perceive (something distant or previously unnoticed); detect to espy a ship on the horizon Derived forms of espy espier, noun Word Origin for espy
C14: from Old French
espier to spy, of Germanic origin
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Scientific definitions for espy American meteorologist who is credited with the first correct explanation of the role heat plays in cloud formation and growth. His use of the telegraph in relaying meteorological observations and tracking storms laid the foundation for modern weather forecasting.
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