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scout

[ skout ]SEE DEFINITION OF scout
  • nounperson who is searching, investigating
  • verbinvestigate, check out

Synonyms for scout

  • detective
  • recruiter
  • advance
  • adventurer
  • escort
  • explorer
  • guard
  • lookout
  • outpost
  • outrider
  • patrol
  • picket
  • pioneer
  • precursor
  • runner
  • sleuth
  • spotter
  • spy
  • vanguard
  • reconnoiterer
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Antonyms for scout

  • target
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SCOUT

The warning call of the scout was not uttered without occasion.

"This must be looked to," said the scout, glancing about him with an anxious eye.

On the other hand, the quick, roving eye of the scout seldom rested.

Heyward saw, by the manner of the scout, that altercation would be useless.

"Ah, reason and calculation are often outdone by accident," returned the scout.

"Beat it," repeated the young Delaware at the elbow of the scout.

Uncas took the scout by the hand, and led him to the feet of the patriarch.

When Heyward joined him, the scout was coolly awaiting the result of this experiment.

Here the scout again halted, to consult the signs of the forest.

But their main force is not far from us now, so a scout told me.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "observe or explore as a scout, travel in search of information," from Old French escouter "to listen, heed" (Modern French écouter), from Latin auscultare "to listen to, give heed to" (see auscultate). Related: Scouted; scouting.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SCOUT

chaperone

nounattendant
  • companion
  • convoy
  • duenna
  • escort
  • governess
  • guard
  • guardian
  • guide
  • matron
  • monitor
  • overseer
  • protector
  • safeguard
  • scout
  • surveillant
  • usher
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