Found 3 items, similar to spy.
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English → English
n 1: (military) a secret agent hired by a state to obtain
information about its enemies or by a business to obtain
industrial secrets from competitors [syn: undercover agent
2: a secret watcher; someone who secretly watches other people;
“my spies tell me that you had a good time last night”
v 1: catch sight of [syn: descry
2: watch, observe, or inquire secretly [syn: stag
3: secretly collect sensitive or classified information; engage
in espionage; “spy for the Russians”
English → English
(sp[imac]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Spied
p. pr. & vb. n. Spying
.] [OE. spien, espien, OF. espier, F.
['e]pier, OHG. speh[=o]n, G. sp["a]hen; akin to L. specere to
see, Skr. spa[,c]. [root] 169. Cf. Espy
, v. t., Aspect
1. 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 your 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 out Jaazer, and they took the
villages thereof. --Num. xxi.
, v. i.
To search narrowly; to scrutinize.
It is my nature's plague
To spy into abuses. --Shak.
, n.; pl. Spies
(sp[imac]z). [See Spy
, v., and cf.
1. One who keeps a constant watch of the conduct of others.
“These wretched spies of wit.”
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.
, money paid to a spy; the reward for private or
secret intelligence regarding the enemy.
(Eccl.), the Wednesday immediately preceding
the festival of Easter; -- so called in allusion to the
betrayal of Christ by Judas Iscariot.
Syn: See Emissary
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