Synonyms of scout in English:

scout


See definition of scout

noun

1‘scouts reported that the enemy were massing at two points ahead’

SYNONYMS

lookout, lookout man, lookout woman, outrider, advance guard, vanguard, spy

avant-courier

2‘I returned from a lengthy scout round the area’

SYNONYMS

reconnaissance, reconnoitre

exploration, search, expedition

informal recce

British informal shufti

North American informal recon

3‘Brock slid the ball in from 14 yards, impressing watching scouts’

SYNONYMS

talent spotter, talent scout, recruiter

North American informal bird dog


verb

1‘I scouted around for some logs’

SYNONYMS

search, look, hunt, cast about, cast around, cast round, ferret, ferret about, ferret around, root about, root around

2‘a night patrol was sent to scout out the area’

SYNONYMS

reconnoitre, explore, take a look at, make a reconnaissance of, inspect, investigate, spy out, survey, make a survey of

examine, scan, study, observe

see how the land lies, find out the lie of the land

informal recce, make a recce of, check out, case, case the joint

British informal take a shufti round, suss out

North American informal recon