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Definition of scout noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the Scouts [plural] an organization (officially calledBoy Scouts of America,Girl Scouts of the USA, orScouts Canada) that trains young people in practical skills and does a lot of activities with them, for example camping to join the Scouts
  2. 2a boy or girl who is a member of the Scouts Both my brothers were scouts. a scout troop see also Boy Scout, Girl Scout compare brownie
  3. 3a person, an aircraft, etc. sent ahead to get information about the enemy's position, strength, etc.
  4. 4= talent scout
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: scout