Lingvanex Tranalator

Lingvanex Translator

Translate: Text, Voice, Camera


Meaning & Definition of Spy in English

English

Spy

/spaɪ/

noun

1. (military) a secret agent hired by a state to obtain information about its enemies or by a business to obtain industrial secrets from competitors

    synonym:
  • spy
  • ,
  • undercover agent

2. A secret watcher

  • Someone who secretly watches other people
  • "My spies tell me that you had a good time last night"
    synonym:
  • spy

verb

1. Catch sight of

    synonym:
  • descry
  • ,
  • spot
  • ,
  • espy
  • ,
  • spy

2. Watch, observe, or inquire secretly

    synonym:
  • spy
  • ,
  • stag
  • ,
  • snoop
  • ,
  • sleuth

3. Catch sight of

  • To perceive with the eyes
  • "He caught sight of the king's men coming over the ridge"
    synonym:
  • spy
  • ,
  • sight

4. Secretly collect sensitive or classified information

  • Engage in espionage
  • "Spy for the russians"
    synonym:
  • spy

Examples of using

The man was jailed as spy.
She was arrested and accused of being a spy.
He was accused of being a spy.