scout synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term scout:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lookout, lookout man, sentinel, sentry, watch, spotter, scout, picket(noun)

    a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event

    piquet, ticker, sentry, pale, scout, observation post, observatory, watch, pathfinder, finder, talent scout, lookout station, guide, outlook, lookout, spotter, observation tower, picket, vigil, lookout man, discoverer, sentinel

  2. Scout(noun)

    a Boy Scout or Girl Scout

    spotter, pathfinder, lookout man, lookout, guide, watch, picket, talent scout, sentinel, sentry

  3. scout, talent scout(noun)

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

    spotter, pathfinder, lookout man, lookout, scout, guide, watch, picket, talent scout, sentinel, sentry

  4. scout, pathfinder, guide(verb)

    someone who can find paths through unexplored territory

    spotter, pathfinder, lookout man, lookout, scout, usher, guide, watch, picket, template, talent scout, sentinel, sentry, guidebook, templet

  5. scout, reconnoiter, reconnoitre(verb)

    explore, often with the goal of finding something or somebody

    reconnoitre, reconnoiter, scout

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. scout

    The scout and the spy are both employed to obtain information of the numbers, movements, etc., of an enemy. The scout lurks on the outskirts of the hostile army with such concealment as the case admits of, but without disguise; a spy enters in disguise within the enemy's lines. A scout, if captured, has the rights of a prisoner of war; a spy is held to have forfeited all rights, and is liable, in case of capture, to capital punishment. An emissary is rather political than military; sent rather to secretly influence opponents than to bring information concerning them; so far as he does the latter, he is not only an emissary, but a spy.

    detective, emissary, spy

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. scout(n.)


  2. scout(v. n.)

    act the spy

  3. scout(v. a.)

    ridicule, deride, disdain, despise, contemn, scorn, spurn, scoff at, laugh at, sneer at, hold in contempt

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

scouts, recruiter, scouting, pathfinder, prospector, browsers