Definition of scout
First Known Use of scout
Synonymsbaby, being, bird, bod [British], body, character, cookie (or cooky), creature, customer, devil, duck, egg, face, fish, guy, head, human being, individual, life, man, mortal, party, person, personage, human, slob, sort, soul, specimen, stiff, thing, wight
Related Wordshominid, homo, humanoid; brother, fellow, fellowman, neighbor; celebrity, personality, self, somebody
Near Antonymsanimal, beast, beastie, brute, critter
SCOUT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of scout for English Language Learners
: 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.
SCOUT Defined for Kids
Definition of scout for Students
- … they scouted around for a place to spend the night.
- —E. L. Konigsburg, Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
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