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Meaning of STOUT

Pronunciation:  stawt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a garment size for a large or heavy person
  2. [n]  strong dark heavy-bodied porter
  3. [adj]  euphemisms for `fat'; "men are portly and women are stout"
  4. [adj]  dependable; "the stalwart citizens at Lexington"; "a stalwart supporter of the UN"; "stout hearts"
  5. [adj]  having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships; "hardy explorers of northern Canada"; "proud of her tall stalwart son"; "stout seamen"; "sturdy young athletes"

STOUT is a 5 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: fat, hardy, portly, resolute, robust, stalwart, sturdy
 See Also: Guinness, porter, porter's beer, size



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Stout\, a. [Compar. {Stouter}; superl. {Stoutest}.] [D.
    stout bold (or OF. estout bold, proud, of Teutonic origin);
    akin to AS. stolt, G. stolz, and perh. to E. stilt.]
    1. Strong; lusty; vigorous; robust; sinewy; muscular; hence,
       firm; resolute; dauntless.
             With hearts stern and stout.          --Chaucer.
             A stouter champion never handled sword. --Shak.
             He lost the character of a bold, stout, magnanimous
             man.                                  --Clarendon.
             The lords all stand To clear their cause, most
             resolutely stout.                     --Daniel.
    2. Proud; haughty; arrogant; hard. [Archaic]
             Your words have been stout against me. --Mal. iii.
             Commonly . . . they that be rich are lofty and
             stout.                                --Latimer.
    3. Firm; tough; materially strong; enduring; as, a stout
       vessel, stick, string, or cloth.
    4. Large; bulky; corpulent.
    Syn: {Stout}, {Corpulent}, {Portly}.
    Usage: Corpulent has reference simply to a superabundance or
           excess of flesh. Portly implies a kind of stoutness or
           corpulence which gives a dignified or imposing
           appearance. Stout, in our early writers (as in the
           English Bible), was used chiefly or wholly in the
           sense of strong or bold; as, a stout champion; a stout
           heart; a stout resistance, etc. At a later period it
           was used for thickset or bulky, and more recently,
           especially in England, the idea has been carried still
           further, so that Taylor says in his Synonyms: ``The
           stout man has the proportions of an ox; he is
           corpulent, fat, and fleshy in relation to his size.''
           In America, stout is still commonly used in the
           original sense of strong as, a stout boy; a stout
  2. \Stout\, n.
    A strong malt liquor; strong porter.