Definition of scout

Definition of scout
  1. scout Noun A swift sailing boat.
  2. scout Noun A projecting rock.
  3. 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.
  4. scout Noun The act of "scouting" or reconnoitering.
  5. 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.
  6. scout Noun A person who assesses and/or recruits others; especially, one who identifies promising talent on behalf of a sports team.
  7. scout Noun A college student's or undergraduate's servant; -- so called in Oxford, England; at Cambridge called a gyp; and at Dublin, a skip.
  8. scout Noun A fielder in a game for practice.
  9. scout Noun A term used until 1920's of a fighter aircraft.
  10. scout Verb To reject with contempt, as something absurd; to treat with ridicule; to flout; as, to "scout" an idea or an apology.
  11. scout Verb To explore a wide terrain, as on a search.
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