Espy

Definition of Espy

Es`py´
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Espied ; p. pr. & vb. n. Espying.]
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.
v. i.1.To look or search narrowly; to look about; to watch; to take notice; to spy.
Stand by the way, and espy.
- Jer. xlviii. 19.
n.1.A spy; a scout.

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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
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