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Meaning of ESPIAL

Pronunciation:  e'spIul

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the act of detecting something; catching sight of something

ESPIAL is a 6 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: catching, detection, spotting, spying
 See Also: discovery, find, uncovering



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Es*pi"al\, n. [OE. & Norm. F. espiaille. See {Espy}.]
1. The act of espying; notice; discovery.

         Screened from espial by the jutting cape. --Byron.

2. One who espies; a spy; a scout. [Obs.] ``Their espials . .
   . brought word.'' --Holland.

Thesaurus Terms
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