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English noun: scout

1. scout (person) a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event


Synonymslookout, lookout man, picket, sentinel, sentry, spotter, watch


Broader (hypernym)security guard, watcher, watchman

2. Scout (person) a Boy Scout or Girl Scout


Broader (hypernym)boy, female child, girl, little girl, male child


Narrower (hyponym)Boy Scout, Girl Scout

3. scout (person) someone employed to discover and recruit talented persons (especially in the worlds of entertainment or sports)


Synonymstalent scout


Broader (hypernym)recruiter


Domain categoryathletics, sport

4. scout (person) someone who can find paths through unexplored territory


Synonymsguide, pathfinder


Broader (hypernym)expert


Narrower (hyponym)hunting guide, trailblazer


Instance hyponymSacagawea, Sacajawea


English verb: scout

1. scout (perception) explore, often with the goal of finding something or somebody


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


Synonymsreconnoiter, reconnoitre


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)observe









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