Definitions of scout

  1. To follow and spy upon; act as a scout.
  2. To reject with contempt, as something absurd; to treat with ridicule; to flout; as, to scout an idea or an apology.
  3. To observe, watch, or look for, as a scout; to follow for the purpose of observation, as a scout.
  4. To pass over or through, as a scout; to reconnoiter; as, to scout a country.
  5. To examine; to reconnoiter; to treat with contempt; to reject with scorn, as something ridiculous.
  6. To sneer at: to reject with disdain.
  7. To reject disdainfully.
  8. To reject with disdain; spurn.
  9. To go on the business of scouting, or watching the motions of an enemy; to act as a scout.
  10. To go in search of information, especially of the movements of an enemy; to explore; to mock; with at.
  11. To act as a scout.
  12. To sneer at; to treat with disdain.
  13. someone who can find paths through unexplored territory
  14. someone employed to discover and recruit talented persons ( especially in the worlds of entertainment or sports)
  15. A swift sailing boat.
  16. A projecting rock.
  17. A person sent out to gain and bring in tidings; especially, one employed in war to gain information of the movements and condition of an enemy.
  18. A fielder in a game for practice.
  19. The act of scouting or reconnoitering.
  20. A college student's or undergraduate's servant; - so called in Oxford, England; at Cambridge called a gyp; and at Dublin, a skip.
  21. One sent out to bring in tidings, observe the enemy, etc.: a college servant at Oxford.
  22. One sent to observe the enemy, bring information, & c.
  23. A person sent out to get information, as of the position or strength of an enemy.
  24. One sent to observe the motions of an enemy.
  25. One sent before an army, or in advance of settlers or explorers, to ascertain the presence or movements of an enemy.