- The definition of a scout is someone sent out to get information, or a member of the Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts.
- An example of a scout is a spy.
- An example of a scout is a person in a Brownie troop.
- Scout is defined as to explore or observe.
An example of scout is to look for basketball players to join a college team.
- a soldier, ship, or plane sent to spy out the strength, movements, etc. of the enemy
- a person sent out to observe the tactics of an opponent, to search out new talent, etc.: a baseball scout
- [S-] a member of the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts
- the act of reconnoitering
- Slang fellow; guy
Origin of scoutMiddle English scoute from Old French escoute from escouter, escolter, to hear from Vulgar Latin ascultare, for Classical Latin auscultare, to listen: see auscultation
- to follow closely so as to spy upon
- to look for; watch
- to find or get by looking around: often with out, up
- to go out in search of information about the enemy; reconnoiter
- to go in search of something; hunt: scout around for some firewood
- to work as a scout (noun)
to reject as absurd; flout; scoff at
Origin of scoutprobably via dialect, dialectal from Old Norse skuti, a taunt, term of abuse, akin to shout
to scoff (at); jeer
verbscout·ed, scout·ing, scouts
- To spy on or explore carefully in order to obtain information; reconnoiter.
- To observe and evaluate (a talented person), as for possible hiring.
- To search as a scout: scout around for some gossip.
- To search for talented people: scouts for a professional basketball team.
- a. One that is dispatched from a main body to gather information, especially in preparation for military action.b. The act of reconnoitering.
- A watcher or sentinel.
- One who is employed to discover and recruit talented persons, especially in the fields of sports and entertainment.
- Sports One who is employed to observe and report on the strategies and players of rival teams.
- often Scout a. A member of the Boy Scouts.b. A member of the Girl Scouts.
- Informal An individual; a person: a good scout.
- Chiefly British A student's male servant at Oxford University.
Origin of scoutFrom Middle English scoute act of watching or spying from Old French escoute from escouter to listen alteration of ascouter from Vulgar Latin ascultāre alteration of Latin auscultāre ; see ous- in Indo-European roots.
transitive verbscout·ed, scout·ing, scouts
To reject with disdain or derision.
Origin of scoutOf Scandinavian origin ; see skeud- in Indo-European roots.
- A member of any of various scouting organizations.
- A member of one of several army units, such as the Selous Scouts or the Arunachal Scouts.
- A nickname, used for both genders.