scouting

noun

scout·​ing ˈskau̇-tiŋ How to pronounce scouting (audio)
1
: the action of one that scouts
2
often capitalized : the activities of various national and worldwide organizations for youth directed to developing character, citizenship, and individual skills

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Arizona Republic's Bob McManaman picked the Cardinals to win 27-23 in his Week 9 scouting report. Emily Horos, The Arizona Republic, 6 Nov. 2022 Since Hannah White was 7 years old, there was one name at the top of every scouting report. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 27 Oct. 2022 The Bengals have a good scouting report on the likely starting quarterback for the Saints on Sunday. Andrew Gillis, cleveland, 13 Oct. 2022 As a public service to the coaches at Lapeer, SOS is here to provide a complete scouting report on Grand Ledge. Mick Mccabe, Detroit Free Press, 7 Oct. 2022 Speaking with reporters Wednesday, Campbell’s assessment of Zappe’s week in Mobile, Ala., read more like a scouting report. Jim Mcbride, BostonGlobe.com, 5 Oct. 2022 While McDaniel hasn’t been involved in a game with Jones during his coaching career, the Miami Dolphins head coach already was acquainted with the New England Patriots quarterback before the scouting process for Sunday’s season-opening contest. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, 10 Sep. 2022 Fantasia added that the Navy was instrumental during the scouting process to see how filming of the jets would translate to the big screen. Winston Cho, The Hollywood Reporter, 29 June 2022 Considering the Orlando Magic’s draft lottery history, nothing is easy during the scouting process that culminates with the NBA draft in New York. Khobi Price, Orlando Sentinel, 22 May 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1590, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of scouting was in 1590

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Cite this Entry

“Scouting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scouting. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

Kids Definition

scouting

noun

scout·​ing ˈskau̇t-iŋ How to pronounce scouting (audio)
1
: the action of one that scouts
2
often capitalized : the activities of the various Boy Scout and Girl Scout groups
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