stout: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (stout), [key]
— adj. n. -er, -est,
  1. bulky in figure; heavily built; corpulent; thickset; fat: She is getting too stout for her dresses.
  2. bold, brave, or dauntless: a stout heart; stout fellows.
  3. firm; stubborn; resolute: stout resistance.
  4. forceful; vigorous: a stout argument; a stout wind.
  5. strong of body; hearty; sturdy: stout seamen.
  6. having endurance or staying power, as a horse.
  7. strong in substance or body, as a beverage.
  8. strong and thick or heavy: a stout cudgel.
  1. a dark, sweet brew made of roasted malt and having a higher percentage of hops than porter.
  2. porter of extra strength.
  3. a stout person.
  4. a garment size designed for a stout man.
  5. a garment, as a suit or overcoat, in this size.


Pronunciation: (stout), [key]
  1. 1886–1975, U.S. detective novelist.
  2. 1844–1930, New Zealand jurist and statesman: prime minister 1884–87.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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