- to see at a distance; catch sight of.
Origin of espy
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- James Pol·lard [pol-erd] /ˈpɒl ərd/, 1785–1860, U.S. meteorologist.
Related Words for espynotice, detect, watch, spot, discover, see, observe, glimpse, sight, view, find, discern
Examples from the Web for espy
Contemporary Examples of espy
But in 2003, Foxx hilariously sang a tribute to Serena Williams at the ESPY Awards.13 Award Show Hosts Dos and Don'ts
November 29, 2010
Historical Examples of espy
If danger lay there I could not espy it nor detect its presence.The House Under the Sea
Sir Max Pemberton
There were no tall trees near behind which we could run should he espy us.My First Voyage to Southern Seas
As soon as we were outside the door, whom should we espy there, in the large hall, just at the entrance?Cuore (Heart)
Edmondo De Amicis
I've lodged them with the Capuchins, where not even a prying sunbeam can espy them.Fiesco or, The Genoese Conspiracy
They rode on rapidly, intending to go to the house and inquire for Espy.Stuyvesant
- (tr) to catch sight of or perceive (something distant or previously unnoticed); detectto espy a ship on the horizon
Word Origin 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.