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scout 1

 (skout)
v. scout·ed, scout·ing, scouts
v.tr.
1. To spy on or explore carefully in order to obtain information; reconnoiter.
2. To observe and evaluate (a talented person), as for possible hiring.
v.intr.
1. To search as a scout: scout around for some gossip.
2. To search for talented people: scouts for a professional basketball team.
n.
1.
a. One that is dispatched from a main body to gather information, especially in preparation for military action.
b. The act of reconnoitering.
2. A watcher or sentinel.
3. One who is employed to discover and recruit talented persons, especially in the fields of sports and entertainment.
4. Sports One who is employed to observe and report on the strategies and players of rival teams.
5. often Scout
a. A member of the Boy Scouts.
b. A member of the Girl Scouts.
6. Informal An individual; a person: a good scout.
7. Chiefly British A student's male servant at Oxford University.

[From Middle English scoute, act of watching or spying, from Old French escoute, from escouter, to listen, alteration of ascouter, from Vulgar Latin *ascultāre, alteration of Latin auscultāre; see ous- in Indo-European roots.]

scout′er n.

scout 2

 (skout)
tr.v. scout·ed, scout·ing, scouts
To reject with disdain or derision.

[Of Scandinavian origin; see skeud- in Indo-European roots.]

scout

(skaʊt)
n
1. a person, ship, or aircraft sent out to gain information
2. (Military) military a person or unit despatched to reconnoitre the position of the enemy
3. (General Sporting Terms) sport a person employed by a club to seek new players
4. the act or an instance of scouting
5. (Education) (esp at Oxford University) a college servant. Compare gyp3
6. (Automotive Engineering) obsolete (in Britain) a patrolman of a motoring organization
7. informal a fellow or companion
vb
8. to examine or observe (anything) in order to obtain information
9. (tr; sometimes foll by out or up) to seek
10. (General Sporting Terms) (intr) to act as a scout for a sports club
11. (intr; foll by about or around) to go in search (for)
[C14: from Old French ascouter to listen to, from Latin auscultāre to auscultate]
ˈscouter n

scout

(skaʊt)
vb
archaic to reject (a person or thing) with contempt
[C17: from Old Norse skūta derision]

Scout

(skaʊt)
n
(sometimes not capital) a boy or (in some countries) a girl who is a member of a worldwide movement (the Scout Association) founded as the Boy Scouts in England in 1908 by Lord Baden-Powell with the aim of developing character and responsibility. See also Air Scout, Girl Scout, Guide, Sea Scout, Venture Scout

scout1

(skaʊt)

n.
1. a soldier, warship, airplane, etc., employed in reconnoitering.
2. a person sent out to obtain information.
3. a person employed to discover new talent, as in sports or the entertainment field.
4. a person who observes and reports on the tactics, players, etc., of rival teams.
5. the act of reconnoitering.
6. (sometimes cap.) a Boy Scout or Girl Scout.
7. Informal. a person: a good scout.
8. a student's servant at Oxford University.
v.i.
9. to act as a scout; reconnoiter.
10. to make a search; hunt.
11. to work as a talent scout.
v.t.
12. to examine, inspect, or observe for the purpose of obtaining information; reconnoiter.
13. to seek; search for (usu. fol. by out or up): to scout up a date for Friday night.
14. to find by seeking or searching (usu. fol. by out or up): Scout out a good book for me to read.
[1300–50; (v.) Middle English skowten < Old French escouter, escolter, ascolter < Late Latin ascultāre, Latin auscultāre to listen; (n.) < Middle French escoute]
scout′er, n.

scout2

(skaʊt)

v.t.
1. to reject or dismiss with scorn or derision.
v.i.
2. to scoff; jeer.
[1595–1605; perhaps < Old Norse skūta, skūt abuse, angry words. compare shout]

scout

- From the Latin ausculture, "to listen," it became Old French escoute, "a spy."
See also related terms for listen.

scout


Past participle: scouted
Gerund: scouting

Imperative
scout
scout
Present
I scout
you scout
he/she/it scouts
we scout
you scout
they scout
Preterite
I scouted
you scouted
he/she/it scouted
we scouted
you scouted
they scouted
Present Continuous
I am scouting
you are scouting
he/she/it is scouting
we are scouting
you are scouting
they are scouting
Present Perfect
I have scouted
you have scouted
he/she/it has scouted
we have scouted
you have scouted
they have scouted
Past Continuous
I was scouting
you were scouting
he/she/it was scouting
we were scouting
you were scouting
they were scouting
Past Perfect
I had scouted
you had scouted
he/she/it had scouted
we had scouted
you had scouted
they had scouted
Future
I will scout
you will scout
he/she/it will scout
we will scout
you will scout
they will scout
Future Perfect
I will have scouted
you will have scouted
he/she/it will have scouted
we will have scouted
you will have scouted
they will have scouted
Future Continuous
I will be scouting
you will be scouting
he/she/it will be scouting
we will be scouting
you will be scouting
they will be scouting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been scouting
you have been scouting
he/she/it has been scouting
we have been scouting
you have been scouting
they have been scouting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been scouting
you will have been scouting
he/she/it will have been scouting
we will have been scouting
you will have been scouting
they will have been scouting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been scouting
you had been scouting
he/she/it had been scouting
we had been scouting
you had been scouting
they had been scouting
Conditional
I would scout
you would scout
he/she/it would scout
we would scout
you would scout
they would scout
Past Conditional
I would have scouted
you would have scouted
he/she/it would have scouted
we would have scouted
you would have scouted
they would have scouted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scout - a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated eventscout - a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
security guard, watchman, watcher - a guard who keeps watch
2.Scout - a Boy Scout or Girl Scout
Boy Scout - a boy who is a member of the Boy Scouts
female child, little girl, girl - a youthful female person; "the baby was a girl"; "the girls were just learning to ride a tricycle"
Girl Scout - a girl who is a member of the Girl Scouts
boy, male child - a youthful male person; "the baby was a boy"; "she made the boy brush his teeth every night"; "most soldiers are only boys in uniform"
3.scout - someone employed to discover and recruit talented persons (especially in the worlds of entertainment or sports)
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
recruiter - someone who supplies members or employees
4.scout - someone who can find paths through unexplored territoryscout - someone who can find paths through unexplored territory
expert - a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
hunting guide - guide to people hunting in unfamiliar territory
trailblazer - someone who marks a trail by leaving blazes on trees
Verb1.scout - explore, often with the goal of finding something or somebody
observe - watch attentively; "Please observe the reaction of these two chemicals"

scout

noun
1. vanguard, lookout, precursor, outrider, reconnoitrer, advance guard They set off, two men out in front as scouts.
2. recruiter, talent scout, talent spotter We've had scouts watching him for some time.
verb
1. reconnoitre, investigate, check out, case (slang), watch, survey, observe, spy, probe, recce (slang), spy out, make a reconnaissance, see how the land lies I have people scouting the hills already.
scout around or round search, look for, hunt for, fossick (Austral. & N.Z.), cast about or around, ferret about or around, root about or around They scouted around for more fuel.
scout something out survey, investigate, observe, explore, scan, inspect, scrutinize, case (slang), recce (slang), reconnoitre, spy out, make a reconnaissance (of) Their mission is to scout out places where helicopters can land.

scout 1

verb
To go into or through for the purpose of making discoveries or acquiring information:

scout 2

verb
1. To regard with utter contempt and disdain:
2. To make fun or make fun of:
Chiefly British: quiz.
Idiom: poke fun at.
Translations
أحَد أفْراد الحَرَكَةِ الكَشْفِيَّهكَشّافكَشَّافيَسْتَكْشِف
zvědskautšpehprovést průzkum
spejderudspejde
skolta
tiedustelijatiedustelukykyjenmetsästäjäpartioidapartiointi
izviđač
cserkészfelderítõ
njósna; afla upplÿsinganjósnariskáti
スカウト偵察兵斥候
정찰
skautasžvalgas
izlūkotizlūksskauts
robiť vyzvedačaskautšpehurobiť prieskumzved
tabornik
scout
ลูกเสือ
erkek izciizcikeşfe çıkmakkeşif eri/uçağıkeşif yapmak
hướng đạo sinh

scout

[skaʊt]
A. N
1. (= person) (Mil) → explorador(a) m/f (also boy scout) → muchacho m explorador
(talent) scout (Sport, Cine, Theat) → cazatalentos mf inv
2. (= reconnaissance) → reconocimiento m; (= search) → búsqueda f
to have a scout roundreconocer or explorar el terreno
we'll have a scout (round) for it (fig) → lo buscaremos
B. VI (= explore) → explorar (Mil) → reconocer el terreno
to scout for sthbuscar algo
C. CPD scout car N (Mil) → vehículo m de reconocimiento
scout about scout around, scout round VI + ADV (Mil) → ir de reconocimiento, reconocer el terreno
to scout around for sth (Mil) → hacer un reconocimiento or explorar buscando algo (fig) → buscar algo

Scout

[ˈskaʊt]
n (= boy, girl) → scout(e) m/f
modif [association, camp, group, hut, movement] → scout(e)
Scouts npl
the Scouts → les Scouts
I'm in the Scouts
BUT Je suis scout.

scout

[ˈskaʊt]
n
(MILITARY)éclaireur m
(also talent scout) → découvreur/euse m/f de talent
vt [+ area] → explorer
vi [talent scout] → être découvreur/euse de talents
scout around
scout round vichercher
to scout around for sth → être à la recherche de qch
I spent most of my time scouting around for books → Je passais le plus clair de mon temps à la recherche de livres.
scout for
vt fusrepérer
They arrived in Brisbane scouting for locations → Ils sont arrivés à Brisbane et se sont mis à repérer des extérieurs.

scout

n
(Mil: = person) → Kundschafter(in) m(f), → Späher(in) m(f); (= ship, plane)Aufklärer m
(= reconnaissance)Erkundung f; (Mil) → Aufklärung f; (= search)Suche f; to have or take a scout (a)round for somethingsich nach etw umsehen
Scout (= boy scout)Pfadfinder m; (US: = girl scout) → Pfadfinderin f
(= football scout etc)Kundschafter(in) m(f), → Spion(in) m(f); (= talent scout)Talentsucher(in) m(f)
(employed by motoring organization) → Pannenhelfer(in) m(f)
(Brit, Univ) Diener für die College-Studenten
vierkunden, auskundschaften; they were scouting inside enemy territorysie waren auf Erkundung in feindlichem Gebiet; to scout for somethingnach etw Ausschau or Umschau halten; he was scouting for new talenter war auf Talentsuche
vt area, countryerkunden

scout

:
scoutmaster
nGruppenführer m
scout movement
scout troop
nPfadfindergruppe f

scout

[skaʊt] n (Mil) → ricognitore (persona) m; (boy) → boy-scout m inv
scout around vi + advandare alla ricerca

scout

(skaut) noun
1. a person, aircraft etc sent out to bring in information, spy etc. The scouts reported that there were Indians nearby.
2. (with capital. formerly Boy Scout) a member of the Scout Movement, an organization of boys formed to develop alertness and strong character.
verb
to act as a scout or spy. A party was sent ahead to scout.

scout

كَشَّاف zvěd spejder Pfadfinder πρόσκοπος explorador tiedustelija éclaireur izviđač scout 偵察兵 정찰 verkenner speider skaut batedor разведчик scout ลูกเสือ izci hướng đạo sinh 童子军
References in classic literature ?
The eye of the hunter, or scout, whichever he might be, was small, quick, keen, and restless, roving while he spoke, on every side of him, as if in quest of game, or distrusting the sudden approach of some lurking enemy.
So ignorant are most landsmen of some of the plainest and most palpable wonders of the world, that without some hints touching the plain facts, historical and otherwise, of the fishery, they might scout at Moby Dick as a monstrous fable, or still worse and more detestable, a hideous and intolerable allegory.
And they gave me no end of points about how to scout for giants, and how to scoop them in; and they told me all sorts of charms against en- chantments, and gave me salves and other rubbish to put on my wounds.
I have carried him thousands and thousands of miles on scout duty for the army, and there's not a gorge, nor a pass, nor a valley, nor a fort, nor a trading post, nor a buffalo-range in the whole sweep of the Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains that we don't know as well as we know the bugle-calls.
cried the other scout, and, turning, fled towards the impi.
the Towrs of Heav'n are fill'd With Armed watch, that render all access Impregnable; oft on the bordering Deep Encamp thir Legions, or with obscure wing Scout farr and wide into the Realm of night, Scorning surprize.
Then Arthur-a-Bland asked leave to go ahead as a scout, and quietly made his way to a point under the tower by the gate.
Today I join the Zodangan navy as an air scout and I hope in this way to win the confidence of Sab Than, the prince, who is commander of this division of the navy, and thus learn the whereabouts of Dejah Thoris.
He was conducted by a boy scout into a room on the second floor of the War Office, within a few minutes of his arrival.
And as he thus sat deep in thought a scout came running in all haste and cried, 'Arise
My scout reports all clear in the south, and the question is, have ye the strength to go?
They were proceeding onward without noise, when a scout who had been creeping about the ditches all night, to warn any stragglers from encroaching further on what was now such dangerous ground, peeped cautiously from his hiding-place, and called to them to stop.