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Meaning of ESPIAL

Pronunciation:  e'spIul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[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
 
 Definition: 
\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
 
 Related Terms: bringing to light, bugging, casual discovery, catching, chance discovery, cloak-and-dagger work, counterespionage, counterintelligence, detection, determination, determining, disclosure, discovery, distinguishment, electronic surveillance, espionage, excavation, exhumation, exposure, find, finding, finding out, following, intelligence, intelligence work, invention, locating, location, looking, lookout, lucky strike, military intelligence, note, notice, observance, observation, recognition, rediscovery, regard, respect, revelation, secret police, secret service, serendipity, shadowing, spotting, spying, stakeout, strike, surveillance, tailing, trailing, treasure trove, trouvaille, trove, uncovering, unearthing, viewing, watch, watching, wiretap, wiretapping, witnessing
 

 

 

 

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