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Noun scout has 3 senses
- lookout, lookout man, sentinel, sentry, watch, spotter, scout, picket - a person employed to watch for something to happen
--1 is a kind of watchman, watcher, security guard
- scout, talent scout - someone employed to discover and recruit talented persons (especially in the worlds of entertainment or sports)
--2 is a kind of recruiter
- scout, pathfinder, guide - someone who can find paths through unexplored territory
--3 is a kind of expert
--3 has particulars: hunting guide; trailblazer
Verb scout has 1 sense
- scout, reconnoiter, reconnoitre - explore, often with the goal of finding something or somebody
--1 is one way to observe
The men scout the area for animals
The men scout for animals in the area