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Meaning of "espy" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ESPY

From Old French espier to spy, of Germanic origin.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ESPY

espy  [ɪˈspaɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ESPY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Espy is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb espy in English.

WHAT DOES ESPY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of espy in the English dictionary

The definition of espy in the dictionary is to catch sight of or perceive ; detect.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO ESPY

PRESENT

Present
I espy
you espy
he/she/it espies
we espy
you espy
they espy
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
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
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I espied
you espied
he/she/it espied
we espied
you espied
they 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
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
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will espy
you will espy
he/she/it will espy
we will espy
you will espy
they will espy
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
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 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
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would espy
you would espy
he/she/it would espy
we would espy
you would espy
they would espy
Conditional continuous
I would be espying
you would be espying
he/she/it would be espying
we would be espying
you would be espying
they would be espying
Conditional perfect
I would have espy
you would have espy
he/she/it would have espy
we would have espy
you would have espy
they would have espy
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been espying
you would have been espying
he/she/it would have been espying
we would have been espying
you would have been espying
they would have been espying
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you espy
we let´s espy
you espy
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to espy
Past participle
espied
Present Participle
espying
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ESPY


carpi
ˈkɑːpaɪ
counterspy
ˈkaʊntəˌspaɪ
cowpie
ˌkaʊˈpaɪ
hippocampi
ˌhɪpəʊˈkæmpaɪ
Lupi
ˈluːpaɪ
magpie
ˈmæɡˌpaɪ
occupy
ˈɒkjʊˌpaɪ
palpi
ˈpælpaɪ
pappi
ˈpæpaɪ
Philippi
fɪˈlɪpaɪ
pi
paɪ
pie
paɪ
potpie
ˈpɒtˌpaɪ
preoccupy
priːˈɒkjʊˌpaɪ
pye
paɪ
reoccupy
riːˈɒkjʊˌpaɪ
sampi
ˈsæmpaɪ
spy
spaɪ
superspy
ˈsuːpərˌspaɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ESPY

espial
espied
espiegle
espieglerie
espier
espies
espionage
esplanade
Espoo
espousal
espouse
espouser
espressivo
espresso
espresso bar
esprit
esprit de corps
espumoso

WORDS THAT END LIKE ESPY

canopy
copy
creepy
crispy
gaspy
happy
hippy
I-spy
paspy
physical therapy
poppy
puppy
py
raspy
sleepy
therapy
unhappy
waspy
will-o-the-wispy
wispy

Synonyms and antonyms of espy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ESPY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «espy» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of espy

Translation of «espy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ESPY

Find out the translation of espy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of espy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «espy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

ESPY
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

espy
570 millions of speakers

English

espy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एसपी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تطلعي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Espy
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

espy
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

নজর করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

espy
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Espy
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

erspähen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ESPY
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

에스피
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Espy
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nhận thấy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உற்றுப் பார்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

एस्पी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

farketmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

discernere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Espy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Espy
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

espy
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Ε.Σ.Π.Υ.
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bespieden
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

espy
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

espy
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of espy

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ESPY»

The term «espy» is regularly used and occupies the 62.267 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ESPY» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «espy» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «espy» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about espy

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ESPY»

Discover the use of espy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to espy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Oysterville: Roads to Grandpa's Village
Oysterville is the magnificently told tale of four families who settled up and down the East Coast of America three centuries ago and subsequently migrated west, eventually arriving at the tiny settlement of Oysterville on the Pacific coast ...
Willard R. Espy, 1977
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An Almanac of words at play
Collected and original acronyms, epigrams, graffiti, limericks, palindromes, riddles, puns, univocalics, and other word games and plays, in verse and prose, provide a month-by-month, day-by-day playground of linguistic swings and seesaws
Willard R. Espy, 1975
3
The Politics of the Olympic Games: With an Epilogue, 1976-1980
With an Epilogue, 1976-1980 Richard Espy. 2. The. World. Political. Structure. within the world political structure numerous forces compete for the attention and resources of the world. The Olympic system is but one of many actors. At the same ...
Richard Espy, 1981
4
Queries and strictures, respecting Espy's meteorological ...
Let Mr. Espy say where that convective discharge is to be found, if it be not in the tornado or water spout? Let him say in what respect the features of the tornado are discordant with those of a convective electrical discharge? Let him say why ...
Robert Hare, 1852
5
Political Corruption in America: An Encyclopedia of ...
These allegations were first aired in an article that appeared in the Wall Street Journal, which questioned why Tyson had received preferential treatment from the Department of Agriculture under Espy's watch. The paper outlined how Tyson  ...
Mark Grossman, 2003
6
The Clinton Years
White House chief of staff LEON EDWARD PANETTA testified at the trial in 1998 that Dempsey's scholarship from Tyson Foods created an appearance of impropriety and led to his demand that Espy resign from the Department of Agriculture.
Shirley Anne Warshaw, 2009
7
Business Ethics: Case Studies and Selected Readings
CASE 10.5 The Secretary of Agriculture, Chicken Processors, and Football Skybox Seats Former President Bill Clinton appointed Mike Espy secretary of agriculture in 1993. Mr. Espy accepted from Tyson Foods, Inc., the world's largest  ...
Marianne Jennings, 2008
8
Jet
Mike Espy, the first Black elected to the U.S. Congress from Mississippi since the Reconstruction period that followed the Civil War, and his wife Sheila were granted a divorce by the Madison County (Miss.) chancery court due to irreconcilable ...
9
Jet
Mike Espy, the first Black man to serve as Secretary of Agriculture, who was cleared of any wrongdoing after he resigned his office following - .... ,, charges he illegally Mike Espy &, , .„ & ", accepted gifts, said he would be willing to testify about ...
10
Race, Class, and the Death Penalty: Capital Punishment in ...
The Espy collection includes 251 executions during these years, fifteen reflected in the summary file alluded to earlier. To the degree that names can be matched, Wright includes fifteen executions that are not in the Espy collection.
Howard W. Allen, Jerome M. Clubb, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ESPY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term espy is used in the context of the following news items.
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Greta Neimanas, Paralympian and ESPY Award nominee
An ESPY Award nomineee, she works at Bike Doctor Annapolis. By Wendi Winters wwinters@capgaznews.com contact the reporter. «CapitalGazette.com, Jul 15»
2
Former Badger JJ Watt Up For a Pair of ESPY Awards
Former Wisconsin Badgers and current Houston Texans star J.J. Watt is up for a pair of ESPY awards for best male athlete and best NFL player. «Badger of Honor, Jul 15»
3
2015 ESPY Awards Presenters Include LeBron James and Britney …
The worlds of Hollywood and sports collide at the ESPY Awards, ESPN's annual ceremony that recognizes athletic achievement and other ... «E! Online, Jul 15»
4
CMU's Bahamas Bowl Hail Mary up for an ESPY award
Central Michigan came up short in an incredible, dramatic comeback attempt in last December's Bahamas Bowl against Western Kentucky. «Detroit Free Press, Jul 15»
5
Frank Kaminsky Nominated for Best Male College Athlete ESPY
Prepare to cast your vote for Frank Kaminsky, as the former Wisconsin Badgers big man is up for the Best Male College Athlete ESPY award. «Badger of Honor, Jul 15»
6
ESPN ESPY's got the courage award wrong
ESPN and the ESPY's dropped the ball on this one. There are other sports figures, and athletes that show real courage in their daily struggles. «SportsBlog.com, Jul 15»
7
Odell Beckham Jr. up for two ESPY awards
Before the Giants report for training camp at the end of the month, Odell Beckham Jr. has one last ribbon to put on his decorated rookie ... «Giants.com, Jul 15»
8
GBK to Honor the 2015 ESPY Awards' Nominees and Presenters …
GBK (gbkproductions.com), the luxury lifestyle gift lounge and special events company, will honor the 2015 ESPY Awards' Nominees and ... «Benzinga, Jul 15»
9
ESPY Awards: Ex-Lansing Catholic QB nominated for Best Play
It's been nominated for ESPN's ESPY Awards, which annually acknowledge individual and team athletic achievement as well as outstanding ... «Lansing State Journal, Jul 15»
10
Ohio State football team nominated for ESPY
Now the Buckeyes have received a nomination for the “Best Team” ESPY. The Buckeyes will go against the UCONN women's basketball team, ... «Columbus Sun Times, Jul 15»

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