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stout

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adjective \ˈstau̇t\

Definition of stout

  1. 1 :  strong of character: such asa :  brave, boldb :  firm, determined; also :  obstinate, uncompromising

  2. 2 :  physically or materially strong:a :  sturdy, vigorousb :  staunch, enduringc :  sturdily constructed :  substantial

  3. 3 :  forceful a stout attack; also :  violent a stout wind

  4. 4a :  bulky in body :  fatb :  broad in proportion to length :  large in diameter a stout fly a stout bird's bill

stoutish

play \ˈstau̇-tish\ adjective

stoutly

adverb

stoutness

noun

Examples of stout in a Sentence

  1. He has a stout heart.

  2. His lawyer put up a stout defense in court.

Origin and Etymology of stout

Middle English, from Anglo-French estut, estout, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German stolz proud; perhaps akin to Old High German stelza stilt — more at stilt

Synonym Discussion of stout

strong, stout, sturdy, stalwart, tough, tenacious mean showing power to resist or to endure. strong may imply power derived from muscular vigor, large size, structural soundness, intellectual or spiritual resources. strong arms the defense has a strong case stout suggests an ability to endure stress, pain, or hard use without giving way. stout hiking boots sturdy implies strength derived from vigorous growth, determination of spirit, solidity of construction. a sturdy table people of sturdy independence stalwart suggests an unshakable dependability. stalwart environmentalists tough implies great firmness and resiliency. a tough political opponent tenacious suggests strength in seizing, retaining, clinging to, or holding together. tenacious farmers clinging to an age-old way of life

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stout

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Definition of stout

  1. 1 :  a very dark full-bodied ale with a distinctive malty flavor

  2. 2a :  a fat personb :  a clothing size designed for the large figure

First Known Use of stout

1677

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STOUT Defined for English Language Learners

stout

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adjective

Definition of stout for English Language Learners

  • : thick and strong

  • : having a large body that is wide with fat or muscles

  • : brave and strong

stout

noun

Definition of stout for English Language Learners

  • : a very dark, heavy beer


STOUT Defined for Kids

stout

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adjective \ˈstau̇t\

Definition of stout for Students

stouter

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stoutest

  1. 1 :  of strong character :  brave, determined a stout general

  2. 2 :  of a strong or lasting sort :  sturdy, tough stout timbers stout boots

  3. 3 :  having a large body with much fat a stout gentleman

  4. 4 :  wide and usually thick a stout bill

stoutly

adverb a stoutly built barn

stoutness

noun


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