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Synonyms for scout

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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, 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, 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, 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

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. scout(n)


  2. scout(v)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "scout":

    scouts, recruiter, scouting, pathfinder, prospector, browsers

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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. New York:

    The small menu is so appealing and the place itself so charming that you almost forget, as a diner, that you have to do much of the work of dining out yourself. You scout your own table. You fetch and fill your own water glass. And if you’d like another glass of wine, you go back to the counter.

  4. Simone Missick:

    You know, we thought,' Oh, we'll have to do our own hair and makeup and figure that out and hold the phone or the camera, the computer.' But then they started sending over lights and making sure that our Wifi was a strong enough connection. We had so many technical rehearsals in addition to the table read, it was like,' Oh, we're doing a location scout in my house today. Great, let me clean up and ignore the fact I haven't done anything for two weeks.'.

  5. Randi Bangerter:

    My Girl Scout troop and I came up with the idea for this project out of the need... to ease the tension of going back to school for staff and students, so using our troop's cookie money, we bought the material to make the sneeze guards, reusable masks and mask lanyards.

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  • كشافArabic
  • skaut, zvědCzech
  • talentspejder, spejderDanish
  • Kundschafterin, Pfadfinder, Pfadfinderin, auskundschaften, ausspähen, spähen, Kundschafter, Späher, Späherin, aufklären, beobachten, erkundenGerman
  • skoltoEsperanto
  • explorarSpanish
  • skautEstonian
  • partiointi, partiolainen, partioida, tiedustelija, tiedustelu, kykyjenmetsästäjäFinnish
  • skótiFaroese
  • éclaireur, reconnaître le terrain, aller en reconnaissance, reconnaissance, scout, partir en reconnaissance, explorerFrench
  • cserkészHungarian
  • pramukaIndonesian
  • flokksmeðlimurIcelandic
  • esploratore, esplorare, perlustrare, ricognizione, ScoutItalian
  • לְגַשֵׁשׁHebrew
  • スカウト, 斥候Japanese
  • exploratorLatin
  • matatauaMāori
  • извидување, извидувач, извидува, извидникMacedonian
  • verkenner, scout, verkenning, padvinder, talentenjagerDutch
  • scoutNorwegian
  • harcerz, skaut, skautka, harcerka, harcownikPolish
  • batimento, escoteiro, batedor, olheiro, baterPortuguese
  • скаут, пионерка, разведка, бойска́ут, пионер, отвергать, пренебрегать, разведчикRussian
  • scoutSwedish
  • சாரணர்Tamil
  • keşfetmekTurkish
  • jiboskotan, hiboskotan, boskotanVolapük

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