Scout meaning

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Scout is defined as to explore or observe.

An example of scout is to look for basketball players to join a college team.

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To spy on or explore carefully in order to obtain information; reconnoiter.
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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.

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To observe and evaluate (a talented person), as for possible hiring.
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To search as a scout.

Scout around for some gossip.

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To search for talented people.

Scouts for a professional basketball team.

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A watcher or sentinel.
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One who is employed to discover and recruit talented persons, especially in the fields of sports and entertainment.
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(sports) One who is employed to observe and report on the strategies and players of rival teams.
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(informal) An individual; a person.

A good scout.

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(chiefly british) A student's male servant at Oxford University.
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To reject with disdain or derision.
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A soldier, ship, or plane sent to spy out the strength, movements, etc. of the enemy.
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A person sent out to observe the tactics of an opponent, to search out new talent, etc.

A baseball scout.

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A member of the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts.
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(slang) Fellow; guy.
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To follow closely so as to spy upon.
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To look for; watch.
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To find or get by looking around.
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To go out in search of information about the enemy; reconnoiter.
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To go in search of something; hunt.

Scout around for some firewood.

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To work as a scout.
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To reject as absurd; flout; scoff at.
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To scoff (at); jeer.
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A member of any of various scouting organizations.
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A member of one of several army units, such as the Selous Scouts or the Arunachal Scouts.
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A nickname, used for both genders.
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The act of reconnoitering.
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Origin of scout

  • From 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 ous- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Of Scandinavian origin skeud- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition