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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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