Saturday, January 24, 2009

Word of the Day : reconnoiter

Who uses this word and in what book ?


SYLLABICATION: re•con•noi•ter

VERB: Inflected forms: re•con•noi•tered, re•con•noi•ter•ing, re•con•noi•ters

TRANSITIVE VERB: To make a preliminary inspection of, especially in order to gather military information.

INTRANSITIVE VERB: To make a reconnaissance.
ETYMOLOGY: Obsolete French reconnoître, from Old French reconoistre, to recognize. See recognize.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition.


Anonymous said...

I think it was Pam.

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