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SCOUT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Scout mean? 

SCOUT (noun)
  The noun SCOUT has 4 senses:

1. a person employed to watch for something to happen
2. a Boy Scout or Girl Scout
3. someone employed to discover and recruit talented persons (especially in the worlds of entertainment or sports)
4. someone who can find paths through unexplored territory

  Familiarity information: SCOUT used as a noun is uncommon.


SCOUT (verb)
  The verb SCOUT has 1 sense:

1. explore, often with the goal of finding something or somebody

  Familiarity information: SCOUT used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SCOUT (noun)


Sense 1scout [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person employed to watch for something to happen

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

lookout; sentry; sentinel; scout; picket; lookout man; spotter; watch

Hypernyms ("scout" is a kind of...):

security guard; watcher; watchman (a guard who keeps watch)


Sense 2Scout [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A Boy Scout or Girl Scout

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("Scout" is a kind of...):

female child; girl; little girl (a youthful female person)

boy; male child (a youthful male person)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "Scout"):

Boy Scout (a boy who is a member of the Boy Scouts)

Girl Scout (a girl who is a member of the Girl Scouts)


Sense 3scout [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone employed to discover and recruit talented persons (especially in the worlds of entertainment or sports)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

talent scout; scout

Hypernyms ("scout" is a kind of...):

recruiter (someone who supplies members or employees)

Domain category:

athletics; sport (an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition)


Sense 4scout [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Someone who can find paths through unexplored territory

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

pathfinder; scout; guide

Hypernyms ("scout" is a kind of...):

expert (a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "scout"):

hunting guide (guide to people hunting in unfamiliar territory)

trailblazer (someone who marks a trail by leaving blazes on trees)

Instance hyponyms:

Sacagawea; Sacajawea (the Shoshone guide and interpreter who guided the Lewis and Clark expedition part of the way)


SCOUT (verb)


Sense 1scout [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Explore, often with the goal of finding something or somebody

Classified under:

Verbs of seeing, hearing, feeling

Synonyms:

reconnoiter; reconnoitre; scout

Hypernyms (to "scout" is one way to...):

observe (watch attentively)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something

Sentence examples:

The men scout the area for animals
The men scout for animals in the area


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