- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
ESPY', verb intransitive [Latin specio.]
1. To see at a distance; to have the first sight of a thing remove. Seamen espy land as they approach it.
2. To see or discover something intended to be hid, or in a degree concealed and not very visible; as, to espy a man in a crowd, or a thief in a wood.
3. To discover unexpectedly.
As one of them opened his sack, he espied his money. Genesis 42:27.
4. To inspect narrowly; to examine and make discoveries.
Moses sent me to espy out the land, and I brought him word again. Joshua 14:7.
ESPY', verb intransitive To look narrowly; to look about; to watch.
Stand by the way and espy Jeremiah 48:19.
[This word is often pronounced spy, which see.]
ESPY', noun A spy; a scout.