- bulky in figure; heavily built; corpulent; thickset; fat: She is getting too stout for her dresses.
- bold, brave, or dauntless: a stout heart; stout fellows.
- firm; stubborn; resolute: stout resistance.
- forceful; vigorous: a stout argument; a stout wind.
- strong of body; hearty; sturdy: stout seamen.
- having endurance or staying power, as a horse.
- strong in substance or body, as a beverage.
- strong and thick or heavy: a stout cudgel.
- 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.
Origin of stout
Examples from the Web for stoutly
He and Huffington stoutly deny any trouble, though they confirm that HuffPo has attracted robust outside interest.Is Tim Armstrong the Lazarus of Aol.?
December 23, 2013
But Rose stoutly averred that she would never be seduced; it was marriage or nothing.A Real-Life ‘Downton Abbey’ Affair
January 13, 2013
Less controversial was the invasion of Afghanistan, but Blair stoutly defends it from criticism.11 Revelations From Blair's Memoir
The Daily Beast
September 1, 2010
"Well, it's what we call the truth anyway," John stoutly retorted.The Foolish Lovers
St. John G. Ervine
Farewell, my best disputant More, and stoutly defend your Moriae.The Praise of Folly
I stoutly denied it, but things only went from bad to worse.The Harbor
"If others can, we ought to be able to make it," Merritt said stoutly.The Boy Scouts on Belgian Battlefields
Lieut. Howard Payson
"She would," averred Barry stoutly, over the twinge of an inner qualm.The Innocent Adventuress
Mary Hastings Bradley
- solidly built or corpulent
- (prenominal) resolute or valiantstout fellow
- strong, substantial, and robust
- a stout heart courage; resolution
- strong porter highly flavoured with malt
- Sir Robert. 1844–1930, New Zealand statesman, born in Scotland: prime minister of New Zealand (1884–87)
Word Origin and History for stoutly
c.1300, "proud, valiant, strong," from Old French estout "brave, fierce, proud," earlier estolt "strong," from West Germanic *stult- "proud, stately" (cf. Middle Low German stolt "stately, proud," German stolz "proud, haughty, arrogant, stately"), from PIE root *stel- "to put, stand" (see stall (n.1)). Meaning "strong in body, powerfully built" is attested from late 14c., but has been displaced by the (often euphemistic) meaning "thick-bodied, fat and large," which is first recorded 1804. Original sense preserved in stout-hearted (1550s).
"strong, dark-brown beer," 1670s, from stout (adj.).