Definition of 'scout'

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The theatre was already scouting for a new challenge for its youth participation scheme. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Humberts is now scouting around for funds. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Then each army sent out scouts looking for the other. Diane Purkiss The English Civil War: A People's History (2006)He was spotted by a scout while he worked at her home. The Sun (2011)They ran away but the scouts recognised two. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Such an explanation might have reasonably persuaded the scouting organizations that his actions were wrongly perceived. Christianity Today (2000)Our scouts daily find them dead in the woods. Hibbert, Christopher Red Coats and Rebels - the war for America 1770-1781 (1990)Scouts from leading clubs have been turning up for our games. The Sun (2015)They leave the arduous task of compiling reports on forthcoming opponents and potential signings to their scouting teams. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Prior to swarming, scouts search for suitable new nest sites. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I wish we had some scouts to send ahead of us. Kerr, Katharine A Time of War (1993)While scouting out the area around Albuquerque, he came across these two characters. The Sun (2013)FUND managers are already scouting for firms that could benefit from the 2 billion green fund announced in the budget. Times, Sunday Times (2010)When allegedly scouting the area in preparation for another raid, gang members had confronted police keeping tabs on them and demanded they be left alone. Times, Sunday Times (2011)

Synonyms of 'scout'

recruiter, talent scout, talent spotter

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Translations for 'scout'

British English: scout /skaʊt/ NOUN
A scout is someone who is sent to an area of countryside to find out the position of an enemy army.
They set off, with two men out in front as scouts.
  • American English: scout
  • Arabic: كَشَّاف
  • Brazilian Portuguese: batedor
  • Chinese: 童子军
  • Croatian: izviđač
  • Czech: zvěd
  • Danish: spejder
  • Dutch: verkenner
  • European Spanish: explorador persona
  • Finnish: tiedustelija
  • French: éclaireur
  • German: Pfadfinder
  • Greek: πρόσκοπος
  • Italian: scout
  • Japanese: 偵察兵
  • Korean: 정찰
  • Norwegian: speider
  • Polish: skaut
  • European Portuguese: batedor
  • Romanian: cercetaș
  • Russian: разведчик
  • Spanish: explorador escultista
  • Swedish: scout
  • Thai: ลูกเสือ
  • Turkish: izci
  • Ukrainian: розвідник
  • Vietnamese: hướng đạo sinh
British English: scout VERB
If you scout somewhere for something, you go through that area searching for it.
I wouldn't have time to scout the area for junk.
He scouted for groups, recruited, and rostered them.


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