espial

  • 1Espial — Es*pi al, n. [OE. & Norm. F. espiaille. See {Espy}.] 1. The act of espying; notice; discovery. [1913 Webster] Screened from espial by the jutting cape. Byron. [1913 Webster] 2. One who espies; a spy; a scout. [Obs.] Their espials . . . brought… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2espial — index discovery, espionage, observation, perception, recognition Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3espial — [e spī′əl, ispī′əl] n. [ME espiaille < OFr < espier: see SPY] 1. an espying or being espied; observation 2. discovery 3. Obs. a spy …

    English World dictionary

  • 4espial — noun Date: 14th century 1. observation 2. an act of noticing ; discovery …

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  • 5espial — /i spuy euhl/, n. 1. the act of spying. 2. the act of keeping watch; observation. [1350 1400; ME espiaille < MF. See ESPY, AL2] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 6espial — noun a) Act of noticing or observing. b) The fact of noticing or observing; a discovery …

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  • 7espial — Synonyms and related words: bringing to light, bugging, casual discovery, catching, chance discovery, cloak and dagger work, counterespionage, counterintelligence, detection, determination, determining, disclosure, discovery, distinguishment,&#8230; …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 8espial — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The act of noting, observing, or taking into account: attention, cognizance, heed, mark, note, notice, observance, observation, regard, remark. See KNOWLEDGE, SEE …

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  • 9espial — n. detection; act of catching sight of something; act of detecting something; act of spying …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 10espial — [ɪ spʌɪ(ə)l, ɛ ] noun archaic the action of watching or catching sight of someone or something. Origin ME: from OFr. espiaille, from espier espy …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 11espial — n. Notice, observation, discovery …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 12espial — n 1. detection, discernment, discovery, perception, recognition, spotting. 2. observation, surveillance, reconnaissance, notice, regard; following, shadowing, trailing, Inf. tailing; espionage, spying, intelligence, Inf. cloak and dagger work …

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  • 13espial — es·pi·al …

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  • 14espial — es•pi•al [[t]ɪˈspaɪ əl[/t]] n. 1) the act of spying 2) the act of keeping watch; observation • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME espiaille &LT; MF. See espy, al II …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15espial — /əsˈpaɪəl/ (say uhs puyuhl) noun 1. the act of spying or espying. 2. keeping watch; observation. {esp(y) + i 1 + al2} …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 16espial — n. 1 the act or an instance of catching sight of or of being seen. 2 archaic spying. Etymology: ME f. OF espiaille f. espier: see ESPY …

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