Webster 1913 Edition
skūtaa small craft or cutter.]
A swift sailing boat.
So we took a
scout, very much pleased with the manner and conversation of the passengers.
skūtato jut out. Cf.
A projecting rock.
skūtaa taunt; cf. Icel.
skūtato jut out,
skjōtato shoot, to shove. See
To reject with contempt, as something absurd; to treat with ridicule; to flout;“Flout ’em and scout 'em.”
scoutan idea or an apology
escoutescout, spy, fr.
escolter, to listen, to hear, F.
écouter, fr. L.
auscultare, to hear with attention, to listen to. See
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.
Scoutseach coast light-armèd scour,
Each quarter, to descry the distant foe.
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.
While the rat is on the
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.
imp. & p. p.
p. pr. & vb. n.
To observe, watch, or look for, as a scout; to follow for the purpose of observation, as a scout.
Take more men,
Beau. & Fl.
To pass over or through, as a scout; to reconnoiter;
To go on the business of scouting, or watching the motions of an enemy; to act as a scout.
With obscure wing
Scoutfar and wide into the realm of night.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.In military affairs, a person sent before an army, or to a distance, for the purpose of observing the motions of an enemy or discovering any danger, and giving notice to the general. Horsemen are generally employed as scouts.
2.A high rock. [Not in use.]
With obscure wing scout far and wide into the realm of night.
To sneer at; to treat with disdain and contempt. [This word is in good use in America.]