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Noun
A person whose job it is to keep watch or survey an area
“A scout ahead of the main group gave Seth the final signal that the men were ready to detonate the charges.”
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A person who is sent out to explore a place or area
“Lowell sent out a scout in search of Mosby.”
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A person sent out ahead to gather information, especially on an enemy
“Your father has hired me as a scout to find information on the Faeries that might be useful.”
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A person who guides or escorts someone else or a group
“The Lieutenant led his double columns at the quick trot across the Canadian, following the scout to the base of the plateau.”
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An instance of gathering information, especially by reconnoitering an area
“Peering from above also provided me with the opportunity to have a good scout around for the missing windmill blades.”
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A person whose job it is to identify talented individuals
“She was in college, studying to be a schoolteacher, when she was identified by a talent scout.”
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A human being in the general sense
“Newstead knows him too. He's a good scout.”
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A person who employed to perform (typically domestic) duties for others
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A messenger, collector, or agent for a bank, bookmaker, or similar
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A police officer who looks for evidence as part of solving a crime
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A person who serves in an army
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A person sent as a diplomatic representative on a special mission
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Verb
To investigate or survey, especially an area or place
“Hugh Glass and his fellow fur trappers are living in the forest to scout the land for animals to hunt.”
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To perform 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.”
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To subject to contemptuous and dismissive language or behavior
“They might scout at Moby Dick as a monstrous fable, or still worse and more detestable, a hideous and intolerable allegory.”
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To ignore or disregard contemptuously
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To delve or make inquiries into
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To designate a date earlier than the actual one
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To exercise disbelief
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To treat as unworthy of serious consideration
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To search for something
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To harass, bother or persecute, especially relentlessly
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