[ stout ]
/ staʊt /
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adjective, stout·er, stout·est.
bold, brave, or dauntless: a stout heart; stout fellows.
a dark, sweet brew made of roasted malt and having a higher percentage of hops than porter.
porter of extra strength.
a stout person.
a garment size designed for a stout man.
a garment, as a suit or overcoat, in this size.
OTHER WORDS FOR stout
2 valiant, gallant, intrepid, fearless, indomitable, courageous, stouthearted.
3 obstinate, indomitable, steadfast, stanch.
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Origin of stout
First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English adjective stute, from Old French estout “bold, proud,” from Germanic; compare Middle Dutch stout “bold,” Middle Low German stolt, Middle High German stolz “proud”
synonym study for stout
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 pleasingly plump figure attractively dressed.
OTHER WORDS FROM stout
stoutly, adverbstoutness, nouno·ver·stout, adjectiveo·ver·stout·ly, adverb
o·ver·stout·ness, nounun·stout, adjectiveun·stout·ly, adverbun·stout·ness, noun
Other definitions for stout (2 of 2)
[ stout ]
/ staʊt /
Rex (Tod·hun·ter) [tod-huhn-ter], /ˈtɒdˌhʌn tər/, 1886–1975, U.S. detective novelist.
Robert, 1844–1930, New Zealand jurist and statesman: prime minister 1884–87.
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How to use stout in a sentence
His opponent, Tony Movshon, older, stouter, and, it must be said, considerably less indefatigable, was out-flashed.Neuro Smackdown: Scientists Debate How to Solve the Mystery of the Brain|Casey Schwartz|April 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
She seemed to have grown a trifle stouter, while her hair appeared there in the light more beautiful.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
But it was dangerous, as they were individually stouter men than we were, good hands at their weapons, and as watchful as cats.Confessions of a Thug|Philip Meadows Taylor
He had been drinking whey and the waters for a fortnight and found he was getting somewhat stouter and at the same time lazy.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician|Frederick Niecks
This young man was older, stouter—and many shades darker in complexion than my friend.
Some of them even are vegetarians—which is rare among fish—and their gills are smaller and stouter.The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries|Francis Rolt-Wheeler
British Dictionary definitions for stout (1 of 2)
/ (staʊt) /
solidly built or corpulent
(prenominal) resolute or valiantstout fellow
strong, substantial, and robust
a stout heart courage; resolution
strong porter highly flavoured with malt
Derived forms of stoutstoutish, adjectivestoutly, adverbstoutness, noun
Word Origin for stout
C14: from Old French estout bold, of Germanic origin; related to Middle High German stolz proud, Middle Dutch stolt brave
British Dictionary definitions for stout (2 of 2)
/ (staʊt) /
Sir Robert. 1844–1930, New Zealand statesman, born in Scotland: prime minister of New Zealand (1884–87)
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