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es·py

 (ĭ-spī′)
tr.v. es·pied, es·py·ing, es·pies
To catch sight of (something that is distant, partially hidden, or obscure); glimpse. See Synonyms at see1.

[Middle English espien, from Old French espier, to watch, of Germanic origin; see spek- in Indo-European roots.]

espy

(ɪˈspaɪ)
vb, -pies, -pying or -pied
(tr) to catch sight of or perceive (something distant or previously unnoticed); detect: to espy a ship on the horizon.
[C14: from Old French espier to spy, of Germanic origin]
esˈpier n

es•py

(ɪˈspaɪ)

v.t. -pied, -py•ing.
to see at a distance; catch sight of.
[1175–1225; Middle English < Old French espier « Germanic; see espionage]

espy


Past participle: espied
Gerund: espying

Imperative
espy
espy
Present
I espy
you espy
he/she/it espies
we espy
you espy
they espy
Preterite
I espied
you espied
he/she/it espied
we espied
you espied
they espied
Present Continuous
I am espying
you are espying
he/she/it is espying
we are espying
you are espying
they are espying
Present Perfect
I have espied
you have espied
he/she/it has espied
we have espied
you have espied
they have espied
Past Continuous
I was espying
you were espying
he/she/it was espying
we were espying
you were espying
they were espying
Past Perfect
I had espied
you had espied
he/she/it had espied
we had espied
you had espied
they had espied
Future
I will espy
you will espy
he/she/it will espy
we will espy
you will espy
they will espy
Future Perfect
I will have espied
you will have espied
he/she/it will have espied
we will have espied
you will have espied
they will have espied
Future Continuous
I will be espying
you will be espying
he/she/it will be espying
we will be espying
you will be espying
they will be espying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been espying
you have been espying
he/she/it has been espying
we have been espying
you have been espying
they have been espying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been espying
you will have been espying
he/she/it will have been espying
we will have been espying
you will have been espying
they will have been espying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been espying
you had been espying
he/she/it had been espying
we had been espying
you had been espying
they had been espying
Conditional
I would espy
you would espy
he/she/it would espy
we would espy
you would espy
they would espy
Past Conditional
I would have espied
you would have espied
he/she/it would have espied
we would have espied
you would have espied
they would have espied
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.espy - catch sight of
sight, spy - catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes; "he caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge"

espy

espy

verb
To perceive, especially barely or fleetingly:
Translations

espy

[ɪsˈpaɪ] VT (liter) → divisar

espy

vt (old, liter)erspähen, erblicken

espy

[ɪˈspaɪ] vt (old) → notare
References in classic literature ?
But before they left the garden the Tin Woodman, who was fond of flowers, chanced to espy a big red rose growing upon a bush; so he plucked the flower and fastened it securely in the tin buttonhole of his tin bosom.
I have proven that I can work with everyone as long as the goal is a better Mississippi," Espy, who is a private attorney now, said.
Somehow, Espy had gained the misimpression that the "authors" of the two poems were unknown, and his publisher seems never to have checked with Stephens to verify this.
They offered the contract to Espy, as they could not conduct the review themselves.
Rousey also won the Best Female Athlete ESPY over Serena Williams, skier Lindsey Vonn, and three-time NCAA Champion Breanna Stewart of University of Connecticut.
8220;We are proud to have represented the property owner, Harper Peterson, who through his efforts over a 25 year period, ensured the vitality and ongoing presence of this historic property,” said Espy.
Espy recently left the UO to become senior vice president for research at the University of Arizona.
The ESPY broadcast premiered an exclusive vignette, featuring Gonzalez's journey from grizzly mountain man to presenter, culminating in his appearance onstage at the show.
Espy, it turns out, wasn't entirely off base with his idea of using fire to bring down rain.
Reliability risks-putting all of your eggs in one basket-should be considered, as well as the investment required to have multiple field technicians supplied with multifunctional instruments versus single-purpose equivalents," adds Espy.
It's too early to say Espy is back in the same form as last year, but it looks significant that Kirk has him out again just six days after that Bath run, and today's rivals don't look any stronger.
Plimpton and Espy went to get a marriage license in New York.