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Noun
A soldier or other person sent out ahead of a main force so as to gather information about the enemy's position, strength, or movements
“A scout ahead of the main group gave Seth the final signal that the men were ready to detonate the charges, by reflecting the sun in a piece of glass.”
Noun
An instance of gathering information, especially by reconnoitring an area
“I want to have a quick scout round.”
Noun
An instance of gathering information, especially by reconnoitring an area
“He remained in the Russian League, playing with Dynamo in Moscow, until Sharks scout John Ferguson saw him while on a scouting mission.”
Noun
A member of the human race
“… you're a good scout.”
Verb
Investigate, check out
“Producers should scout fields and determine if the action threshold has been exceeded.”
Verb
Make a search for someone or something in various places
“Head to the market for tiny gourds and bunches of berries or scout in the backyard for some shapely branches with character.”
Verb
“… the actor's attempt to rationalize his racist comments were roundly scouted by the media.”
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