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1. spy

noun. ['ˈspaɪ'] (military) a secret agent hired by a state to obtain information about its enemies or by a business to obtain industrial secrets from competitors.

Synonyms

  • intelligence officer
  • sleeper
  • secret agent
  • operative
  • counterspy
  • mole
  • foreign agent
  • intelligence agent
  • double agent
  • espionage agent
  • undercover agent

Antonyms

  • inoperative
  • malfunctioning
  • medical
  • insignificant

Etymology

  • spien (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Example sentences of the word spy


1. Noun, singular or mass
Purchase a cell phone spy software.

2. Verb, base form
The person who locates the item first is the next person to spy an item.

3. Adjective
Go to SpyGear4U.com, SpyAssociates.com, BrickHouseSecurity.com or another spy gear store to find a GPS detector.

Quotes containing the word spy


1. The most temptation I'd experienced had been with Tomas, the Senate's spy who had been feeding off me without permission, and Mircea, who was probably plotting some nefarious scheme. I have no taste in men.
- Karen Chance, Touch the Dark

2. Blake took a small roll from the tray on the table, then put it back in favor of a larger one. And maybe a little butter. It certainly couldn't hurt. And jam...no, he drew the line at jam. She was a spy, after all.
- Julia Quinn, To Catch an Heiress

2. spy

verb. ['ˈspaɪ'] watch, observe, or inquire secretly.

Synonyms

  • enquire
  • inquire
  • snoop
  • stag
  • supervise
  • monitor
  • investigate

Antonyms

  • break
  • lay witness
  • expert witness
  • brighten

Etymology

  • spien (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. spy

verb. ['ˈspaɪ'] catch sight of.

Synonyms

  • descry
  • spot
  • espy

Antonyms

  • absence
  • front
  • middle
  • beginning

Etymology

  • spien (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. spy

noun. ['ˈspaɪ'] a secret watcher; someone who secretly watches other people.

Synonyms

  • shadower
  • snoop
  • witness
  • shadow
  • snooper
  • tail
  • watcher
  • spectator
  • looker

Antonyms

  • inattention
  • ignore
  • lose
  • stay

Etymology

  • spien (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. spy

verb. ['ˈspaɪ'] catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes.

Synonyms

  • perceive
  • notice
  • find
  • descry
  • comprehend
  • spot
  • discover
  • observe
  • detect
  • espy

Antonyms

  • obverse
  • man

Etymology

  • spien (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. spy

verb. ['ˈspaɪ'] secretly collect sensitive or classified information; engage in espionage.

Synonyms

  • inquire
  • investigate

Antonyms

  • clean
  • keep quiet
  • reject

Etymology

  • spien (Middle English (1100-1500))
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