What is another word for scout?

Synonyms for scout

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term 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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lookout, lookout man, sentinel, sentry, watch, spotter, scout, picketnoun

    a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event

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

  2. Scoutnoun

    a Boy Scout or Girl Scout

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

  3. scout, talent scoutnoun

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

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

  4. scout, pathfinder, guideverb

    someone who can find paths through unexplored territory

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

  5. scout, reconnoiter, reconnoitreverb

    explore, often with the goal of finding something or somebody

    reconnoitre, reconnoiter

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. scoutnoun


  2. scoutverb

    act the spy

  3. scoutverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. scoutnoun


  2. scoutverb

    disdain, flout, contemn, scorn, spurn, scoff, ridicule

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "scout":

    scouts, recruiter, scouting, pathfinder, prospector, browsers

How to pronounce scout?

How to say scout in sign language?

Words popularity by usage frequency


How to use scout in a sentence?

  1. Megan Ferland:

    Girl Scouts is for every girl, and every girl should have the opportunity to be a Girl Scout if she wants to.

  2. Tom Robinson:

    We have a team in London that scout the dark web for any use of cryptocurrency. They began doing this for XRP as well, the type of activities they found were primarily scams, like Ponzi scams, thefts. A smaller category is the sale of credit card details.

  3. Frank Marshall:

    It’s not a fun fact but we originally went to scout New Orleans before Hurricane Katrina, and then when the Hurricane hit [ in 2005 ] the studio wanted us to move and shoot somewhere else because the entire infrastructure of the city was pretty much destroyed.

  4. Harper Lee:

    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.

  5. Viviana Reyes:

    Girl Scout Cookie-inspired dessert challenge has been incredibly popular, it is a really big deal for Girl Scouts Innovation Manager-Latino community. Girl Scouts Innovation Manager-Latino community get really excited with all these amazing creations. Chefs are so creative and they just do such an amazing job of using the Girl Scout cookie to make something that’s really unique and specific to their restaurants.

Translations for scout

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • كشافArabic
  • zvěd, skautCzech
  • spejder, talentspejderDanish
  • aufklären, Pfadfinder, Pfadfinderin, Späher, auskundschaften, ausspähen, Kundschafterin, Späherin, spähen, Kundschafter, erkunden, beobachtenGerman
  • skoltoEsperanto
  • explorarSpanish
  • skautEstonian
  • tiedustelija, partioida, tiedustelu, partiointi, kykyjenmetsästäjä, partiolainenFinnish
  • skótiFaroese
  • aller en reconnaissance, reconnaître le terrain, reconnaissance, partir en reconnaissance, explorer, éclaireur, scoutFrench
  • cserkészHungarian
  • pramukaIndonesian
  • flokksmeðlimurIcelandic
  • ricognizione, Scout, esplorare, esploratore, perlustrareItalian
  • לְגַשֵׁשׁHebrew
  • スカウト, 斥候Japanese
  • exploratorLatin
  • matatauaMāori
  • извидник, извидува, извидувач, извидувањеMacedonian
  • talentenjager, scout, verkenning, padvinder, verkennerDutch
  • scoutNorwegian
  • harcerka, skautka, skaut, harcownik, harcerzPolish
  • batedor, olheiro, batimento, escoteiro, baterPortuguese
  • разведчик, скаут, пренебрегать, отвергать, пионер, бойска́ут, разведка, пионеркаRussian
  • scoutSwedish
  • சாரணர்Tamil
  • keşfetmekTurkish
  • boskotan, hiboskotan, jiboskotanVolapük

Get even more translations for scout »


Find a translation for the scout synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)


Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:


"scout." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 27 Sep. 2022. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/scout>.

Discuss these scout synonyms with the community:


    Are we missing a good synonym for scout?

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!


    Are you a human thesaurus?

    Which of these is a synonym of sangfroid?
    • A. remonstrate
    • B. imperturbability
    • C. jaded
    • D. scurrilous

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for scout: