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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:

    scouts, recruiter, scouting, pathfinder, prospector, browsers

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How to use scout in a sentence?

  1. Daniel Geey:

    In a lot of cases the idea that an agent knows the club very well, and knows the inner workings of the chief executive, chief scout, sporting director, managing director etc. can work to the advantage of the player, there is no doubt that there's always going to be few high profile guys doing the biggest deals, it's as simple as that.

  2. Michael Morrison:

    'Go Set a Watchman' begins with Scout's train ride home, but more profoundly, it is about the journey Harper Lee's beloved characters have taken in the subsequent 20 years of their lives.

  3. Randi Bangerter:

    At first, it was kind of tricky to learn how to do everything, but we kind of picked it up as we went and now we're really good at making them, our whole My Girl Scout troop was there to drop off the supplies. Our principal cried a little bit because she was so happy.

  4. Tyler Marinelli:

    ( Tyler Marinelli) FIRST-EVER HOMELESS SHELTER GIRL SCOUT TROOP SELLS 6,000 BOXES OF COOKIES, SURPASSING GOAL I would eat whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted, and however much of it I wanted. I'm talking two Domino's pizzas in one sitting, i told Tyler Marinelli if I could eat something I truly enjoy every single day, that it wouldn't be a diet as much as it was a lifestyle, and that's exactly what I was looking for.

  5. Newt Gingrich:

    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.

Translations for scout

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • 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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