Definitions for scout
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word scout.
lookout, lookout man, sentinel, sentry, watch, spotter, scout, picketnoun
a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
a Boy Scout or Girl Scout
scout, talent scoutnoun
someone employed to discover and recruit talented persons (especially in the worlds of entertainment or sports)
scout, pathfinder, guideverb
someone who can find paths through unexplored territory
scout, reconnoiter, reconnoitreverb
explore, often with the goal of finding something or somebody
A boy scout or girl scout (which see, above).
A swift sailing boat.
A projecting rock.
The act of scouting or reconnoitering.
A college student's or undergraduate's servant; -- so called in Oxford, England; at Cambridge called a gyp; and at Dublin, a skip.
To reject with contempt, as something absurd; to treat with ridicule; to flout; as, to scout an idea or an apology.
To explore a wide terrain, as on a search.
A person sent out to gain and bring in tidings; especially, one employed in war to gain information about the enemy and ground.
An act of scouting or reconnoitering.
while the rat is on the scout
A member of any number of youth organizations belonging to the international scout movement, such as the Boy Scouts of America or Girl Scouts of the United States.
A person who assesses and/or recruits others; especially, one who identifies promising talent on behalf of a sports team.
We have met twice this year and, during our first interview, Mata spoke evocatively when remembering how, having joined Real Oviedo aged 10 in 1998, he was given a previously unimaginable opportunity. Mata sat in a car park in 2003, when he was 14, and watched his father talking to a Real Madrid scout.
A college servant, originally implying a male servant, attending to students or undergraduates in a variety of ways that includes cleaning; corresponding to the duties of a gyp or possibly bedder at Cambridge University; and at Dublin, a skip.
A fielder in a game for practice.
A fighter aircraft.
Term of address for a man or boy.
"Listen, old scout," Mr. Osborn said solemnly, "you think New York is heartless, but that's not what it is."
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
One who is sent privily to observe the motions of the enemy.
Etymology: escout, Fr. from escouter; auscultare, Lat. to listen; scolta, Italian.
Are not the speedy scouts return’d again,
That dogg’d the mighty army of the dauphin? William Shakespeare.
As when a scout,
Through dark and desert ways with peril gone
All night, at last, by break of cheerful dawn,
Obtains the brow of some high-climbing hill. John Milton.
This great vessel may have lesser cabins, wherein scouts may be lodged for the taking of observations. John Wilkins.
The scouts to sev’ral parts divide their way,
To learn the natives names, their towns, explore
The coasts. John Dryden, Æn.
To go out in order to observe the motions of an enemy privately.
Etymology: from the noun.
Oft on the bordering deep
Encamp their legions; or with obscure wing
Scout far and wide into the realm of night,
Scorning surprize. John Milton.
As a hunted panther casts about
Her glaring eyes, and pricks her list’ning ears to scout,
So she, to shun his toils, her cares employ’d. Dryden.
Command a party out,
With a strict charge not to engage, but scout. Dryden.
A scout is a person or device that gathers information or observes an area or enemy ahead, often for military, sports, or exploratory purposes. The term can also refer to a member of an international youth organization (Scouts), where they learn various outdoor skills and participate in community service.
a swift sailing boat
a projecting rock
to reject with contempt, as something absurd; to treat with ridicule; to flout; as, to scout an idea or an apology
a person sent out to gain and bring in tidings; especially, one employed in war to gain information of the movements and condition of an enemy
a college student's or undergraduate's servant; -- so called in Oxford, England; at Cambridge called a gyp; and at Dublin, a skip
a fielder in a game for practice
the act of scouting or reconnoitering
to observe, watch, or look for, as a scout; to follow for the purpose of observation, as a scout
to pass over or through, as a scout; to reconnoiter; as, to scout a country
to go on the business of scouting, or watching the motions of an enemy; to act as a scout
Etymology: [OF. escoute scout, spy, fr. escouter, escolter, to listen, to hear, F. couter, fr. L. auscultare, to hear with attention, to listen to. See Auscultation.]
The Scout family of rockets were American launch vehicles designed to place small satellites into orbit around the Earth. The Scout multistage rocket was the first orbital launch vehicle to be entirely composed of solid fuel stages. The original Scout was designed in 1957 at the NACA Langley center. Scouts were used from 1961 until 1994. To enhance reliability the development team opted to use "off the shelf" hardware, originally produced for military programs. According to the NASA fact sheet: ... the first stage motor was a combination of the Jupiter Senior and the Navy Polaris; the second stage came from the Army MGM-29 Sergeant; and the third and fourth stage motors were designed by Langley engineers who adapted a version of the Navy Vanguard. The first successful orbital launch of a Scout, on February 16, 1961, delivered Explorer 9, a 7-kg satellite used for atmospheric density studies, into orbit. The final launch of a Scout, using a Scout G-1, was on May 9, 1994. The payload was the Miniature Sensor Technology Integration 2 military spacecraft with a mass of 163 kg, which remained in orbit until 1998.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
skowt, n. one sent out to bring in tidings, observe the enemy, &c.: a spy: a sneak: in cricket, a fielder: the act of watching: a bird of the auk family: a college servant at Oxford, the same as gyp in Cambridge and skip in Dublin.—v.t. to watch closely.—n. Scout′-mas′ter, an officer who has the direction of army scouts. [O. Fr. escoute—escouter (It. ascoltare)—L. auscultāre, to listen—auris, the ear.]
skowt, v.t. to sneer at: to reject with disdain.—adv. Scout′ingly, sneeringly. [Scand.,—Ice. skúta, skúti, a taunt—skjóta, to shoot.]
skowt, v.i. (Scot.) to pour forth a liquid forcibly, esp. excrement.—n. the guillemot.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
A person sent out in the front or on the flank of an army to observe the force and movements of the enemy. He should be a keen observer, and withal fleet of foot, or well mounted.
A boy or girl with membership of a specific youth organization.
The boy scout and girl scout went on a trip together.
Submitted by MaryC on March 9, 2020
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Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Scout is ranked #134712 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Scout surname appeared 125 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Scout.
74.4% or 93 total occurrences were White.
12% or 15 total occurrences were Black.
9.6% or 12 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
The numerical value of scout in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of scout in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
I think one of the great problems we have in the Republican Party is that we don't encourage you to be nasty. We encourage you to be neat, obedient, loyal and faithful and all those Boy Scout words, which would be great around a campfire but are lousy in politics.
It’s fantastic, it’s a no-brainer for us, we love being part of this organization because it is really kind of developing people’s skills that’s going to help them be successful in the future. And they’re Girl Scout cookies. Who does n’t like Girl Scout cookies ?
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In the mid-1950s, I completed a novel called' Go Set a Watchman,' it features the character known as Scout as an adult woman, and I thought it a pretty decent effort. My editor, who was taken by the flashbacks to Scout's childhood, persuaded me to write a novel( what became' To Kill a Mockingbird') from the point of view of the young Scout.
Whether Girl Scouts Innovation Manager-Latino community win the challenge or not, Girl Scout Cookie-inspired dessert challenge’s just a blast to be part of Girl Scout Cookie-inspired dessert challenge, every time that Girl Scouts Innovation Manager-Latino community go to a table and Girl Scouts Innovation Manager-Latino community say that Girl Scouts Innovation Manager-Latino community’re participating in it, everybody’s eyes glow. It’s just such an easy sell because everybody loves Girl Scout cookies.
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Translations for scout
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- zvěd, skautCzech
- spejder, talentspejderDanish
- auskundschaften, Pfadfinder, aufklären, Pfadfinderin, Kundschafterin, Kundschafter, ausspähen, spähen, Späherin, Späher, erkunden, beobachtenGerman
- tiedustelu, partioida, tiedustelija, partiolainen, kykyjenmetsästäjä, partiointiFinnish
- scout, reconnaissance, partir en reconnaissance, explorer, éclaireur, reconnaître le terrain, aller en reconnaissanceFrench
- esplorare, perlustrare, esploratore, Scout, ricognizioneItalian
- 斥候, スカウトJapanese
- извидува, извидувач, извидување, извидникMacedonian
- verkenning, padvinder, scout, verkenner, talentenjagerDutch
- harcownik, harcerka, skautka, skaut, harcerzPolish
- batedor, escoteiro, olheiro, batimento, baterPortuguese
- разведчик, скаут, пренебрегать, отвергать, пионер, бойска́ут, разведка, пионеркаRussian
- boskotan, hiboskotan, jiboskotanVolapük
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