scout

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1scout

verb \ˈskat\

Definition of SCOUT

intransitive verb
1
:  to explore an area to obtain information (as about an enemy)
2
a :  to make a search
b :  to work as a talent scout
transitive verb
1
:  to observe in order to obtain information or evaluate
2
:  to explore in order to obtain information
3
:  to find by making a search

Origin of SCOUT

Middle English, from Anglo-French escuter to listen, from Latin auscultare — more at auscultation
First Known Use: 14th century

2scout

noun

: a soldier, airplane, etc., that is sent to get information about the size, location, equipment, etc., of an enemy

: a person whose job is to search for talented performers, athletes, etc.

Full Definition of SCOUT

1
a :  one sent to obtain information; especially :  a soldier, ship, or plane sent out in war to reconnoiter
b :  watchman, lookout
c :  talent scout
2
a :  the act of scouting
b :  a scouting expedition :  reconnaissance
3
often capitalized :  a member of any of various scouting movements: as
a :  boy scout
b :  girl scout
4
:  individual, person —used chiefly in the phrase good scout

First Known Use of SCOUT

1534

3scout

verb

Definition of SCOUT

transitive verb
1
:  mock
2
:  to reject scornfully <scouted his explanation as a shabby falsehood — Mark Twain>
intransitive verb
:  scoff

Origin of SCOUT

probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse skūti taunt; akin to Old English scēotan to shoot — more at shoot
First Known Use: 1605

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