WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
stout /staʊt/USA pronunciation   adj.,  -er, -est, n. 
  1. overweight;
  2. courageous;
    brave:[before a noun]stout warriors.
  3. firm;
    forceful:The army met stout resistance.
  4. substantial;
    solid:a stout cudgel.

n. [uncountable]
  1. Winea dark, sweet ale.
  2. Clothinga clothing size for persons of ample figure.
stout•ly, adv. 
stout•ness, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
stout  (stout),USA pronunciation  adj.  -er, -est, n. 
  1. bulky in figure;
    heavily built;
    fat:She is getting too stout for her dresses.
  2. bold, brave, or dauntless:a stout heart; stout fellows.
  3. firm;
    resolute:stout resistance.
  4. forceful;
    vigorous:a stout argument; a stout wind.
  5. strong of body;
    sturdy:stout seamen.
  6. having endurance or staying power, as a horse.
  7. strong in substance or body, as a beverage.
  8. strong and thick or heavy:a stout cudgel.

  1. Winea dark, sweet brew made of roasted malt and having a higher percentage of hops than porter.
  2. porter of extra strength.
  3. a stout person.
  4. Clothinga garment size designed for a stout man.
  5. Clothinga garment, as a suit or overcoat, in this size.
stoutly, adv. 
stoutness, n. 
  • Gmc; compare Middle Dutch stout bold, Middle Low German stolt, Middle High German stolz proud
  • Old French estout bold, proud
  • Middle English (adjective, adjectival) 1250–1300
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged portly, fleshy.
      Stout, fat, plump imply corpulence of body.
      Stout describes a heavily built but usually strong and healthy body:a handsome stout lady.Fat, an informal word with unpleasant connotations, suggests an unbecoming fleshy stoutness;
      it may, however, apply also to a hearty fun-loving type of stout person:a fat old man; fat and jolly.Plump connotes a pleasing roundness and is often used as a complimentary or euphemistic equivalent for stout, fleshy, etc.:a plump figure attractively dressed.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged valiant, gallant, intrepid, fearless, indomitable, courageous.
    • 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged obstinate.
    • 5.See corresponding entry in Unabridged brawny, sinewy.
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged thin, lean.

Stout  (stout),USA pronunciation  n. 
    Rex (Tod•hun•ter)  (todhun′tər),USA pronunciation 1886–1975, U.S. detective novelist.
  1. BiographicalRobert, 1844–1930, New Zealand jurist and statesman: prime minister 1884–87.

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stout /staʊt/ adj
  1. solidly built or corpulent
  2. (prenominal) resolute or valiant: stout fellow
  3. strong, substantial, and robust
  4. a stout heartcourage; resolution
  1. strong porter highly flavoured with malt
Etymology: 14th Century: from Old French estout bold, of Germanic origin; related to Middle High German stolz proud, Middle Dutch stolt brave

ˈstoutly adv ˈstoutness n

Stout /staʊt/ n
  1. Sir Robert. 1844–1930, New Zealand statesman, born in Scotland: prime minister of New Zealand (1884–87)

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