from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The action of one that scouts.
  • noun The activities of the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act of one who scouts.
  • noun The Scout Movement
  • noun The activities of boy scouts and girl scouts.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun exploring in order to gain information


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  • My adjectival use: 'He enjoys the scouting activities.'

    August 24, 2011