scout

Definitions of scout
  1. verb
    explore, often with the goal of finding something or somebody
    synonyms: reconnoiter, reconnoitre
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    type of:
    observe
    watch attentively
  2. noun
    a person employed to keep watch for some anticipated event
  3. noun
    someone employed to discover and recruit talented persons (especially in the worlds of entertainment or sports)
    synonyms: talent scout
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    type of:
    recruiter
    someone who supplies members or employees
  4. noun
    someone who can find paths through unexplored territory
    synonyms: guide, pathfinder
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    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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