[ih-spahy-uh l] /ɪˈspaɪ əl/
the act of spying.
the act of keeping watch; observation.
the act or fact of being seen or discovered
the act of noticing
the act of spying upon; secret observation
[ih-spahy] /ɪˈspaɪ/ verb (used with object), espied, espying. 1. to see at a distance; catch sight of. /ɪˈspaɪ/ verb -pies, -pying, -pied 1. (transitive) to catch sight of or perceive (something distant or previously unnoticed); detect: to espy a ship on the horizon v. early 13c., aspy, from Old French espier (12c., Modern French épier), […]
[es-pee-uh-nahzh, -nij, es-pee-uh-nahzh] /ˈɛs pi əˌnɑʒ, -nɪdʒ, ˌɛs pi əˈnɑʒ/ noun 1. the act or practice of spying. 2. the use of spies by a government to discover the military and political secrets of other nations. 3. the use of spies by a corporation or the like to acquire the plans, technical knowledge, etc., of […]
- Espirito santo
[es-pee-ree-too sahn-too] /ɛsˈpi ri tʊ ˈsɑ̃ tʊ/ noun 1. a state in E Brazil. 15,196 sq. mi. (39,360 sq. km). Capital: Vitória. /Portuguese ɪʃˈpiritu ˈsəntu/ noun 1. a state of E Brazil, on the Atlantic: swampy coastal plain with mountains in the west; heavily forested. Capital: Vitória. Pop: 3 201 722 (2002). Area: 45 597 […]
- Espiritu santo
[Spanish e spee-ree-too sahn-taw] /Spanish ɛ ˈspi ri tu ˈsɑn tɔ/ noun 1. a volcanic island in the Vanuatu island chain, in the South Pacific. 1485 sq. mi. (3846 sq. km). /ɛsˈpɪrɪtuː ˈsæntəʊ/ noun 1. an island in the SW Pacific: the largest and westernmost of the Vanuatu islands. Area: 4856 sq km (1875 sq […]