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Definition of "scout" []

  • To spy on or explore carefully in order to obtain information; reconnoiter. (verb-transitive)
  • To observe and evaluate (a talented person), as for possible hiring. (verb-transitive)
  • To search as a scout: scout around for some gossip. (verb-intransitive)
  • To search for talented people: scouts for a professional basketball team. (verb-intransitive)
  • One that is dispatched from a main body to gather information, especially in preparation for military action. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "scout" in a sentence
  • "After boot camp, the sergeant encouraged some of us tougher boys who could shoot a little to volunteer for what he called the scout/snipers."
  • "In some cases, an American 18-year-old boy scout is more capable than the Afghans, and 30 percent of the Afghan recruits do not pass or quit once they reach their unit in the combat zone"
  • "TRY THIS ON Let your child do what ever you think is right around you or supervised in scout/and outdoor activities."