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Reconnaissance vs. Scout

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Reconnaissancenoun

The act of scouting or exploring (especially military or medical) to gain information.

Scoutnoun

A person sent out to gain and bring in tidings; especially, one employed in war to gain information about the enemy and ground.

Reconnaissancenoun

The act of reconnoitering; preliminary examination or survey.

Scoutnoun

An act of scouting or reconnoitering.

Reconnaissancenoun

the act of reconnoitring (especially to gain information about an enemy or potential enemy);

‘an exchange of fire occurred on a reconnaissance mission’;

Scoutnoun

A member of any number of youth organizations belonging to the international scout movement, such as the Boy Scouts of America or Girl Scouts of the United States.

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Reconnaissance

In military operations, reconnaissance or scouting is the exploration of an area by military forces to obtain information about enemy forces, terrain, and other activities. Examples of reconnaissance include patrolling by troops (skirmishers, long-range reconnaissance patrol, U.S. Army Rangers, cavalry scouts, or military intelligence specialists), ships or submarines, manned or unmanned reconnaissance aircraft, satellites, or by setting up observation posts.

Scoutnoun

A person who assesses and/or recruits others; especially, one who identifies promising talent on behalf of a sports team.

Scoutnoun

(British) A college servant (in Oxford, England or Yale or Harvard), originally implying a male servant, attending to (usually several) students or undergraduates in a variety of ways that includes cleaning; corresponding to the duties of a gyp or possibly bedder at Cambridge University; and at Dublin, a skip.

Scoutnoun

A fielder in a game for practice.

Scoutnoun

A fighter aircraft.

Scoutnoun

(informal) Term of address for a man or boy.

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Scoutnoun

(dated) A swift sailing boat.

Scoutnoun

(archaic) A projecting rock.

Scoutnoun

The guillemot.

Scoutverb

To explore a wide terrain, as if on a search; to reconnoiter.

Scoutverb

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

Scoutverb

(transitive) To reject with contempt.

‘to scout an idea or an apology’;

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Scoutverb

(intransitive) To scoff.

Scoutnoun

A swift sailing boat.

‘So we took a scout, very much pleased with the manner and conversation of the passengers.’;

Scoutnoun

A projecting rock.

Scoutnoun

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-armèd scour,Each quarter, to descry the distant foe.’;

Scoutnoun

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

Scoutnoun

A fielder in a game for practice.

Scoutnoun

The act of scouting or reconnoitering.

‘While the rat is on the scout.’;

Scoutnoun

A boy scout or girl scout (which see, above).

Scoutverb

To reject with contempt, as something absurd; to treat with ridicule; to flout; as, to scout an idea or an apology.

Scoutverb

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.’;

Scoutverb

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

Scoutverb

To go on the business of scouting, or watching the motions of an enemy; to act as a scout.

‘With obscure wingScout far and wide into the realm of night.’;

Scoutnoun

a person employed to watch for something to happen

Scoutnoun

someone employed to discover and recruit talented persons (especially in the worlds of entertainment or sports)

Scoutnoun

someone who can find paths through unexplored territory

Scoutverb

explore, often with the goal of finding something or somebody

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