from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having or marked by boldness, bravery, or determination; firm and resolute.
- adj. Strong in body; sturdy.
- adj. Strong in structure or substance; solid or substantial.
- adj. Bulky in figure; thickset or corpulent. See Synonyms at fat.
- adj. Powerful; forceful.
- adj. Stubborn or uncompromising: put up stout resistance to the proposal.
- n. A thickset or corpulent person.
- n. A garment size for a large or heavy figure.
- n. A strong, very dark beer or ale.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. bold, strong-minded; lusty; vigorous; robust; sinewy; muscular.
- adj. proud; haughty; arrogant; hard.
- adj. firm; resolute; dauntless.
- adj. materially strong, enduring.
- adj. obstinate.
- adj. large; bulky, thickset; corpulent, fat.
- n. A dark and strong malt brew made with toasted grain.
- n. A fatso.
- n. A large clothing size, for the corpulent
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Strong; lusty; vigorous; robust; sinewy; muscular; hence, firm; resolute; dauntless.
- adj. Proud; haughty; arrogant; hard.
- adj. Firm; tough; materially strong; enduring.
- adj. Large; bulky; corpulent.
- n. A strong, dark malt brew having a higher percentage of hops than porter; strong porter; a popular variety sold in the U. S. is Guinness' stout.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Bold; valiant; brave; daring.
- Proud; haughty.
- Firm; resolute; persistent; stubborn.
- Hardy; vigorous; lusty; sturdy.
- Firm; sound; stanch; strong.
- Solid; substantial.
- Bulky in figure; thick-set; corpulent.
- Synonyms Valorous, manful, gallant.
- 4 and
- Stalwart, Sturdy, etc. See robust.
- n. Strong ale or beer of any sort; hence, since the introduction of porter, porter of extra strength: as, Dublin stout.
- To be bold or defiant.
- To persist; endure: with an impersonal it.
- To dare; defy; resist.
- n. A gnat.
- n. A gadfly.
- n. A firefly or miller.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. dependable
- n. a strong very dark heavy-bodied ale made from pale malt and roasted unmalted barley and (often) caramel malt with hops
- adj. having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships
- adj. euphemisms for `fat'
- n. a garment size for a large or heavy person
Middle English, from Old French estout, of Germanic origin; see stel- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English stout, from Old French estout "brave, fierce, proud" (Modern French dialectal stout "proud"), earlier estolt "strong", from Proto-Germanic *stultaz (“proud, stately, stiff”), from Proto-Germanic *stil-, *stal-, *stul- (“to be solid, stationary, firm, stiff”), from Proto-Indo-European *stel- (“to put, stand”); cognate with Dutch stout 'stout, bold, rash', Low German stolt ("stately, proud"), German stolz ("proud, haughty, arrogant, stately"), Old Norse stoltr "proud" (Danish stolt "proud"). Meaning "strong in body, powerfully built" is attested from c.1386, but has been to a large extent displaced by the euphemistic meaning "thick-bodied, fat and large," which is first recorded 1804. Original sense preserved in stout-hearted (1552). The noun "strong, dark-brown beer" is first recorded 1677, from the adjective. (Wiktionary)