[es-pee] /ˈɛs pi/
[pol-erd] /ˈpɒl ərd/ (Show IPA), 1785–1860, U.S. meteorologist.
verb -pies, -pying, -pied
(transitive) to catch sight of or perceive (something distant or previously unnoticed); detect: to espy a ship on the horizon
early 13c., aspy, from Old French espier (12c., Modern French épier), from Vulgar Latin *spiare, from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German spehon “to spy;” see spy). Related: Espied. For initial e-, see especial.
American meteorologist who is credited with the first correct explanation of the role heat plays in cloud formation and growth. His use of the telegraph in relaying meteorological observations and tracking storms laid the foundation for modern weather forecasting.
- James gosling
person The software engineer who wrote GOSMACS, and served as Sun Microsystems, Inc. project leader for both NeWS, and Java. He is currently (1997) a Vice President and “Distinguished Engineer” at Sun. (http://java.sun.com:80/people/jag/). Biography (http://sun.com/sunergy/Bios/gosling_bio.html). (1997-03-12)
- James gould cozzens
[kuhz-uh nz] /ˈkʌz ənz/ noun 1. James Gould, 1903–78, U.S. novelist.
- James harper
[hahr-per] /ˈhɑr pər/ noun 1. James, 1795–1869, and his brothers John, 1797–1875, (Joseph) Wesley, 1801–70, and Fletcher, 1806–77, U.S. printers and publishers. 2. a male or female given name. /ˈhɑːpə/ noun 1. Stephen (Joseph). Born 1959. Canadian statesman; prime minister from 2006 n. Old English hearpere, agent noun from harp (v.). As a surname, from […]
- James hogg
[hog] /hɒg/ noun 1. James (“the Ettrick Shepherd”) 1770–1835, Scottish poet. /hɒɡ/ noun 1. an uncastrated male pig 2. a sheep of either sex aged between birth and second shearing /hɒɡ/ noun 1. James, known as the Ettrick Shepherd. 1770–1835, Scottish poet and writer. His works include the volume of poems The Queen’s Wake (1813) […]