Scouting



noun
1.
an act or instance of reconnoitering; reconnaissance.
2.
the activities of a scout or scouts.
3.
(often initial capital letter) the program of activities of the Boy Scouts or the Girl Scouts.
noun
1.
a soldier, warship, airplane, etc., employed in reconnoitering.
2.
a person sent out to obtain information.
3.
Sports.

a person who observes and reports on the techniques, players, etc., of opposing teams.
a person sent out by a team to observe and recommend new talent for recruitment.

4.
a talent scout, as in the entertainment field.
5.
an act or instance of reconnoitering, inspecting, observing, etc.
6.
(sometimes initial capital letter) a Boy Scout or Girl Scout.
7.
Informal. a person:
He’s a good scout.
8.
a man acting as servant to a student at Oxford University.
verb (used without object)
9.
to act as a scout; reconnoiter.
10.
to make a search; hunt.
11.
to work as a talent scout.
verb (used with object)
12.
to examine, inspect, or observe for the purpose of obtaining information; reconnoiter:
to scout the enemy’s defenses.
13.
to seek; search for (usually followed by out or up):
to scout up a date for Friday night.
14.
to find by seeking, searching, or looking (usually followed by out or up):
Scout out a good book for me to read.
verb (used with object)
1.
to treat with scorn; dismiss.
2.
to make fun of; deride; mock.
verb (used without object)
3.
to scoff; jeer.
noun
1.

the activities, programmes, principles, etc, of the Scout Association
(as modifier): the international Scouting movement

noun
1.
a person, ship, or aircraft sent out to gain information
2.
(military) a person or unit despatched to reconnoitre the position of the enemy
3.
(sport) a person employed by a club to seek new players
4.
the act or an instance of scouting
5.
(esp at Oxford University) a college servant Compare gyp3
6.
(obsolete) (in Britain) a patrolman of a motoring organization
7.
(informal) a fellow or companion
verb
8.
to examine or observe (anything) in order to obtain information
9.
(transitive; sometimes foll by out or up) to seek
10.
(intransitive) to act as a scout for a sports club
11.
(intransitive; foll by about or around) to go in search (for)
verb
1.
(archaic) to reject (a person or thing) with contempt
noun
1.
(sometimes not capital) a boy or (in some countries) a girl who is a member of a worldwide movement (the Scout Association) founded as the Boy Scouts in England in 1908 by Lord Baden-Powell with the aim of developing character and responsibility See also Air Scout, Girl Scout, Guide, Sea Scout, Venture Scout
see: good egg (scout)

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