verb (scouts, scouting, scouted)
- (dated) A swift sailing boat.
- (archaic) A projecting rock.
- 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.
- A college student's or undergraduate's servant; -- so called in Oxford, England; at Cambridge called a gyp; and at Dublin, a skip.
- A fielder in a game for practice.
- The act of scouting or reconnoitering.
- A member of the Boy Scouts of America or Girl Scouts of the United States.
- A member of any number of youth organizations affiliated with the World Organization of the w:Scouting, Scouting Movement or based on the Boy Scouts, founded by Lord Robert Baden Powell.
- A person who assesses and/or recruits others; especially, one who identifies promising talent on behalf of a sports team.
- (obsolete) To reject with contempt, as something absurd; to treat with ridicule; to flout; as, to scout an idea or an apology.
- To explore a wide terrain, as on a search.
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