American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
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.
- 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
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Strong; lusty; vigorous; robust; sinewy; muscular; hence, firm; resolute; dauntless.
- adj. Archaic 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.
- 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
- 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)
- Middle English, from Old French estout, of Germanic origin; see stel- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In Lee's eyes, Longstreet remains what he called his stout lieutenant after Sharpsburg—my "war horse.”
“The principal tame quadrupeds of this country, are horses, cattle, buffaloes, sheep, goats, and hogs The horses are small, never exceeding in size what we call a stout galloway, but they are nimble and spirited, and are reported to have been found here when the Europeans first came round the Cape of Good Hope.”
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“She held up one foot and then the other, encased in stout walking shoes which she had begun that morning to break in about the house.”
“Milk stout is made from the addition of lactose to the beer, which gives it added body, sweetness and calories.”
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“FLOWERS: Numerous, white, tinged purple, usually borne in short, stout axillary cymes on a long stalk.”
“Presently, "Randa," as she called her stout maid, came to tell her that”
“The object should be to obtain short, stout plants of a healthy green colour; not the long-drawn, pallid things that are often to be seen on sale, and which by their evident weakness seem destined to illustrate the problems of Cucumber disease.”
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