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Definition of scout:

  1. A boy scout ( which see, above).
  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. A fielder in a game for practice.
  4. 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.
  5. A projecting rock.
  6. A swift sailing boat.
  7. The act of scouting or reconnoitering.
  8. To go on the business of scouting, or watching the motions of an enemy; to act as a scout.
  9. To observe, watch, or look for, as a scout; to follow for the purpose of observation, as a scout.
  10. To pass over or through, as a scout; to reconnoiter; as, to scout a country.
  11. To reject with contempt, as something absurd; to treat with ridicule; to flout; as, to scout an idea or an apology.

Synonyms:

templet, explorer, usher, observation tower, vigil, runner, sentinel, delve, look into, outpost, pathfinder, template, talent scout, outlook, lookout station, pale, patrol, picket, reconnoitre, sentry, spotter, inquire, guidebook, lookout, ticker, spy, watch, emissary, detective, discoverer, lookout man, finder, probe, explore, investigate, reconnoiter, piquet, guide, observation post, dig, observatory.

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