• (noun): A secret watcher; someone who secretly watches other people.
    Example: "My spies tell me that you had a good time last night"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on spy:

Spy Comics
... Spy fiction, literature concerning the forms of espionage, was a sub-genre derived from the novel during the nineteenth century, which then evolved ... As a genre, spy fiction is thematically related to the novel of adventure (The Prisoner of Zenda, 1894, The Scarlet Pimpernel, 1905), the thriller (such ...
Spy Comics - History - Cold War - British
... A noteworthy Cold War spy is the heroic, upper-class James Bond, secret agent 007 of the British Secret Service, a mixture of assassin and counter-intelligence officer introduced in Casino Royale (1953) by Ian Fleming ... Le Carré's middle-class George Smiley is a middle-aged spy burdened with an unfaithful, upper-class wife who publicly cuckolds him for sport ... Deighton's anonymous spy, protagonist of The IPCRESS File (1962), Horse Under Water (1963), Funeral in Berlin (1964), and others, is a working-class man ...
The Two-Headed Spy
... The Two-Headed Spy is a 1958 British spy thriller, set in World War II ... It starred Jack Hawkins and was directed by Andre De Toth ...
Spy Comics - History - Inter-war Period
... After the successful Russian Revolution (1917), the quality of spy fiction declined, because the Bolshevik enemy had won the Russian Civil War (1917–23) thus, the inter-war spy story usually ... Despite poor writing and plotting, spy fiction endured ... Intelligence officers and agents began writing spy fiction from inside the trade ...
The Second Lady - Plot
... wife is kidnapped and replaced with a Russian spy who is visibly indistinguishable from the first lady ... The Soviets need a spy close to the president in order to learn the weaknesses of an American-backed regime in Africa that is currently the focus of a ... the Soviets decide to kill both the spy and the president's real wife using explosives ...

More definitions of "spy":

  • (verb): Secretly collect sensitive or classified information; engage in espionage.
    Example: "Spy for the Russians"
  • (verb): Watch, observe, or inquire secretly.
    Synonyms: stag, snoop, sleuth
  • (noun): (military) a secret agent hired by a state to obtain information about its enemies or by a business to obtain industrial secrets from competitors.
    Synonyms: undercover agent

Famous quotes containing the word spy:

    Living, just by itself—what a dirge that is! Life is a classroom and Boredom’s the usher, there all the time to spy on you; whatever happens, you’ve got to look as if you were awfully busy all the time doing something that’s terribly exciting—or he’ll come along and nibble your brain.
    Louis-Ferdinand Céline (1894–1961)