Associations to the word «Scout»

Wiktionary

SCOUT, noun. A person sent out to gain and bring in tidings; especially, one employed in war to gain information about the enemy and ground.
SCOUT, noun. An act of scouting or reconnoitering.
SCOUT, noun. A member of any number of youth organizations belonging to the international scout movement, such as the Boy Scouts of America or Girl Scouts of the United States.
SCOUT, noun. A person who assesses and/or recruits others; especially, one who identifies promising talent on behalf of a sports team.
SCOUT, noun. (British) A college student's or undergraduate's servant; -- so called in Oxford, England; at Cambridge called a gyp; and at Dublin, a skip.
SCOUT, noun. (British) (cricket) A fielder in a game for practice.
SCOUT, noun. (historical) (British) (up until 1920s) A fighter aircraft.
SCOUT, verb. (transitive) (intransitive) To explore a wide terrain, as on a search; to reconnoiter.
SCOUT, verb. (transitive) To observe, watch, or look for, as a scout; to follow for the purpose of observation, as a scout.
SCOUT, verb. (transitive) To reject with contempt.
SCOUT, verb. (intransitive) To scoff.
SCOUT, noun. (dated) A swift sailing boat.
SCOUT, noun. (archaic) A projecting rock.
SCOUT, noun. A member of any of various scouting organizations.
SCOUT, noun. A member of one of several army units, such as the Selous Scouts or the Arunachal Scouts.
SCOUT, proper noun. A nickname, used for both genders.
SCOUT OUT, verb. To search, to look for
SCOUT OUT, verb. To track down, to find by searching
SCOUT SUNDAY, noun. (US) Sunday 8 February (or the closest Sunday that precedes 8 February), chosen to mark the founding of the Scouts in the United States.

Dictionary definition

SCOUT, noun. A person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event.
SCOUT, noun. A Boy Scout or Girl Scout.
SCOUT, noun. Someone employed to discover and recruit talented persons (especially in the worlds of entertainment or sports).
SCOUT, noun. Someone who can find paths through unexplored territory.
SCOUT, verb. Explore, often with the goal of finding something or somebody.

Wise words

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