Definition of Reconnoitre

1. Verb. Explore, often with the goal of finding something or somebody. "The men reconnoitre for animals in the area"




Definition of Reconnoitre

1. Verb. (transitive intransitive military) To perform a reconnaissance (of an area; an enemy position); to scout with the aim of gaining information. ¹

2. Verb. (obsolete) To recognise. ¹

3. Noun. An act or instance of reconnoitring. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Reconnoitre

1. [v -TRED, -TRING, -TRES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Reconnoitre

reconnected
reconnecting
reconnection
reconnections
reconnects
reconned
reconnexion
reconnexions
reconning
reconnoissance
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reconnoitering
reconnoiterings
reconnoiters
reconnoitre (current term)
reconnoitred
reconnoitres
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reconquer
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reconsecrate
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Literary usage of Reconnoitre

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Journals of Expeditions of Discovery Into Central Australia, and Overland by Edward John Eyre (1845)
"... USED AT DEPOT—EMBARRASSING CIRCUMSTANCES REMOVE TO THE SCOTT — reconnoitre IN ADVANCE BARREN COUNTRY—TABLE TOPPED ELEVATIONS—INDICATIONS OF THE VIOLENT ..."

2. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1846)
"... of a rabbit-wire round his hind leg, which was cut to the bone by his struggles to escape. tion of an occasional reconnoitre of the feeding hares. ..."

3. Chronicles of the Canongate by Walter Scott (1827)
"Yet I resolved, like a skilful general, to reconnoitre a little before laying down any precise scheme of proceeding, and in the interim I determined to ..."

4. Chronicles of the Canongate by Walter Scott (1827)
"Yet I resolved, like a skilful general, to reconnoitre a little before laying down any precise scheme of proceeding, and in the interim I determined to ..."

5. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1867)
"The obstructions will also be designated, and under no circumstances will the enemy be permitted to reconnoitre them. The headquarters of the undersigned ..."

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