Pronunciation: skout
n.1.A swift sailing boat.
1.A projecting rock.
v. t.1.To reject with contempt, as something absurd; to treat with ridicule; to flout; as, to scout an idea or an apology.
n.1.A person sent out to gain and bring in tidings; especially, one employed in war to gain information of the movements and condition of an enemy.
Scouts each coast light-armèd scour,
Each quarter, to descry the distant foe.
- Milton.
2.A college student's or undergraduate's servant; - so called in Oxford, England; at Cambridge called a gyp; and at Dublin, a skip.
3.(Cricket) A fielder in a game for practice.
4.The act of scouting or reconnoitering.
While the rat is on the scout.
- Cowper.
5.A boy scout or girl scout (which see, above).
v. t.1.To observe, watch, or look for, as a scout; to follow for the purpose of observation, as a scout.
[imp. & p. p. Scouted; p. pr. & vb. n. Scouting.]
Take more men,
And scout him round.
- Beau. & Fl.
2.To pass over or through, as a scout; to reconnoiter; as, to scout a country.
v. i.1.To go on the business of scouting, or watching the motions of an enemy; to act as a scout.
Noun1.Scoutscout - a person employed to watch for something to happen
2.scout - someone employed to discover and recruit talented persons (especially in the worlds of entertainment or sports)
Synonyms: talent scout
3.scout - someone who can find paths through unexplored territory
Synonyms: pathfinder, guide
Verb1.scout - explore, often with the goal of finding something or somebody
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Translate Scout to Spanish, Translate Scout to German, Translate Scout to French
Scourge of God
Scourge of the Gods
Scouring barrel
Scouring cinder
scouring pad
scouring rush
Scouring stock
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scout car
scout group
scout troop
scouting trip
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