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Definition of Scout


  1. A boy scout (which see, above).
  2. A swift sailing boat.
  3. A projecting rock.
  4. To reject with contempt, as something absurd; to treat with ridicule; to flout; as, to scout an idea or an apology.
  5. 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.
  6. A college student's or undergraduate's servant; -- so called in Oxford, England; at Cambridge called a gyp; and at Dublin, a skip.
  7. A fielder in a game for practice.
  8. The act of scouting or reconnoitering.
  9. To observe, watch, or look for, as a scout; to follow for the purpose of observation, as a scout.
  10. To pass over or through, as a scout; to reconnoiter; as, to scout a country.
  11. To go on the business of scouting, or watching the motions of an enemy; to act as a scout.

Scout Quotations

Be Prepared... the meaning of the motto is that a scout must prepare himself by previous thinking out and practicing how to act on any accident or emergency so that he is never taken by surprise.
Robert Baden-Powell

A Scout is never taken by surprise; he knows exactly what to do when anything unexpected happens.
Robert Baden-Powell

A Scout smiles and whistles under all circumstances.
Robert Baden-Powell

You look like a talent scout for a cemetery.
Henny Youngman

I was a Brownie Scout mother.
Joan Rivers
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Scout Translations

scout in Dutch is verkenner, padvinder
scout in Finnish is partiolainen
scout in Italian is ricognitore
scout in Spanish is explorador, batidor
scout in Swedish is scout, spana, speja

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