meaning of spy

1. One who keeps a constant watch of the conduct of others.
A person sent secretly into an enemys camp, territory, or fortifications, to inspect his works, ascertain his strength, movements, or designs, and to communicate such intelligence to the proper officer.
To gain sight of; to discover at a distance, or in a state of concealment; to espy; to see.
To discover by close search or examination.
To explore; to view; inspect; and examine secretly, as a country; -- usually with out.
To search narrowly; to scrutinize.
military a secret agent hired by a state to obtain information about its enemies or by a business to obtain industrial secrets from competitors

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