scout

Definitions of scout
1

v explore, often with the goal of finding something or somebody

Synonyms:
reconnoiter, reconnoitre
Type of:
observe
watch attentively

n a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event

Synonyms:
lookout, lookout man, picket, sentinel, sentry, spotter, watch
Type of:
security guard, watcher, watchman
a guard who keeps watch

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

Synonyms:
talent scout
Type of:
recruiter
someone who supplies members or employees

n someone who can find paths through unexplored territory

Synonyms:
guide, pathfinder
Examples:
Sacagawea
the Shoshone guide and interpreter who guided the Lewis and Clark expedition part of the way
Types:
hunting guide
guide to people hunting in unfamiliar territory
trailblazer
someone who marks a trail by leaving blazes on trees
Type of:
expert
a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully

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