counterespionage

play
noun coun·ter·es·pi·o·nage \ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈes-pē-ə-ˌnäzh, -ˌnäj, -nij, Canadian also -ˌnazh; -ˌes-pē-ə-ˈnäzh; -ə-ˈspē-ə-nij\

Definition of counterespionage

  1. :  the activity concerned with detecting and thwarting enemy espionage

Examples of counterespionage in a sentence

  1. He was involved in counterespionage against Germany in World War II.

1899

First Known Use of counterespionage

1899


COUNTERESPIONAGE Defined for English Language Learners

counterespionage

play
noun coun·ter·es·pi·o·nage \ˌkau̇n-tər-ˈes-pē-ə-ˌnäzh, -ˌnäj, -nij, Canadian also -ˌnazh; -ˌes-pē-ə-ˈnäzh; -ə-ˈspē-ə-nij\

Definition of counterespionage for English Language Learners

  • : the activity of preventing or stopping enemies from spying


Learn More about counterespionage


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up counterespionage? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a frightening dream

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • manet-jeanne-spring
  • Which is a synonym of chaffer?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ