scouts

8 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Gyp \Gyp\ (j[i^]p), noun [Said to be a sportive application of Gr. gy'ps a vulture.] A college servant; -- so called in Cambridge, England; at Oxford called a {scout}. [Cant]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Scout \Scout\, noun [Icel. sk[=u]ta to jut out. Cf. {Scout} to reject.] A projecting rock. [Prov. Eng.] --Wright.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Scout \Scout\ (skout), noun [Icel. sk[=u]ta a small craft or cutter.] A swift sailing boat. [Obs.]

So we took a scout, very much pleased with the manner and conversation of the passengers. --Pepys.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Scout \Scout\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Scouted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Scouting}.]

1. To observe, watch, or look for, as a scout; to follow for the purpose of observation, as a scout.

Take more men, And scout him round. --Beau. & Fl.

2. To pass over or through, as a scout; to reconnoiter; as, to scout a country.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Scout \Scout\ (skout), verb (used with an object) [Icel. sk[=u]ta a taunt; cf. Icel. sk[=u]ta to jut out, skota to shove, skj[=o]ta to shoot, to shove. See {Shoot}.] To reject with contempt, as something absurd; to treat with ridicule; to flout; as, to scout an idea or an apology. "Flout 'em and scout 'em." --Shak.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Scout \Scout\, noun [OF. escoute scout, spy, fr. escouter, escolter, to listen, to hear, F. ['e]couter, fr. L. auscultare, to hear with attention, to listen to. See {Auscultation}.]

1. 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.

Scouts each coast light-arm['e]d scour, Each quarter, to descry the distant foe. --Milton.

2. A college student's or undergraduate's servant; -- so called in Oxford, England; at Cambridge called a gyp; and at Dublin, a skip. [Cant]

3. (Cricket) A fielder in a game for practice.

4. The act of scouting or reconnoitering. [Colloq.]

While the rat is on the scout. --Cowper.

5. A boy scout or girl scout (which see, above). [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

Syn: {Scout}, {Spy}.

Usage: In a military sense a scout is a soldier who does duty in his proper uniform, however hazardous his adventure. A spy is one who in disguise penetrates the enemies' lines, or lurks near them, to obtain information.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Scout \Scout\, verb (used without an object) To go on the business of scouting, or watching the motions of an enemy; to act as a scout.

With obscure wing Scout far and wide into the realm of night. --Milton.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

scout

noun

1: a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event [syn: {lookout}, {lookout man}, {sentinel}, {sentry}, {watch}, {spotter}, {scout}, {picket}]

2: a Boy Scout or Girl Scout

3: someone employed to discover and recruit talented persons (especially in the worlds of entertainment or sports) [syn: {scout}, {talent scout}]

4: someone who can find paths through unexplored territory [syn: {scout}, {pathfinder}, {guide}]

verb

1: explore, often with the goal of finding something or somebody [syn: {scout}, {reconnoiter}, {reconnoitre}]


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