Espy in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is espy a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word espy is a Scrabble US word. The word espy is worth 9 points in Scrabble:

E1S1P3Y4

Is espy a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word espy is a Scrabble UK word and has 9 points:

E1S1P3Y4

Is espy a Words With Friends word?

Yes. The word espy is a Words With Friends word. The word espy is worth 9 points in Words With Friends (WWF):

E1S1P4Y3

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Valid words made from Espy

You can make 14 words from 'espy' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


4 letters words from 'espy'

ESPY 9PYES 9
SYPE 9YEPS 9

3 letters words from 'espy'

PES 5PYE 8
SEY 6SPY 8
SYE 6YEP 8
YES 6 

2 letters words from 'espy'

ES 2PE 4
YE 5 

All 4 letters words made out of espy

espy sepy epsy pesy spey psey esyp seyp eysp yesp syep ysep epys peys eyps yeps pyes ypes spye psye sype yspe pyse ypse

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word espy. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in espy.

Definitions and meaning of espy

espy

Etymology

From Old French espier (French épier). More at spy.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪˈspaɪ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪ

Verb

espy (third-person singular simple present espies, present participle espying, simple past and past participle espied)

  1. (transitive) To catch sight of; to see; to spot (said especially of something not easy to see)
    • 1880, Charu Chandra Mookerjee translating Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay, Durgesa Nandini
      Bimala looked at the direction in silence. Deep and hard breathings entered her ear, and she espied something near the road.
    • 1893, Horatio Alger, Cast Upon the Breakers Chapter 2
      "Ha!" said John, espying the open casket, "where did you get all that jewelry?"
    • 2011, May 1, Alice Rawsthron, The New York Times, Skull and Crossbones as Branding Tool
      By the turn of the 18th century, when Captain Cranby espied Wynn's skull and crossbones, the piracy trade was flourishing and ambitious pirates were becoming increasingly sophisticated in the way they operated.
  2. (transitive) To examine and keep watch upon; to watch; to observe.
    • (Can we date this quote by Jeremy Taylor and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      God is “inquisitive;” he looks for that which he fain would never find; God sets spies upon us; he looks upon us himself through the curtains of a cloud, and he sends angels to espy us in all our ways
  3. (intransitive) To look or search narrowly; to look about; to watch; to take notice; to spy.
    • 1611, King James Bible, Jeremiah 48:19
      O inhabitant of Aroer, stand by the way, and espy; ask him that fleeth, and her that escapeth, and say, What is done?

Synonyms

See Thesaurus:spot

Translations

Anagrams

  • Pyes, Spey, pyes, yeps

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to catch sight of.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)