stout

adjective
\ ˈstau̇t How to pronounce stout (audio) \

Definition of stout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : strong of character: such as
a : brave, bold
2 : physically or materially strong:
c : sturdily constructed : substantial
3 : forceful a stout attack also : violent a stout wind
4a : bulky in body : fat
b : broad in proportion to length : large in diameter a stout fly a stout bird's bill

stout

noun

Definition of stout (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a very dark, full-bodied ale with a distinctive malty flavor that is typically brewed with unmalted roasted barley Stout is a darker, heavily hopped ale that has a creamy head in the glass …— Anthony Dias Blue
2a : a fat person
b : a clothing size designed for the large figure

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Other Words from stout

Adjective

stoutish \ ˈstau̇-​tish How to pronounce stoutish (audio) \ adjective
stoutly adverb
stoutness noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for stout

Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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Adjective

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

Examples of stout in a Sentence

Adjective He has a stout heart. His lawyer put up a stout defense in court.
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective Memorial’s defense was stout for three quarters, recovering two fumbles and forcing a safety. Sean Collins, Dallas News, "Key interception sparks late rally for Frisco Lebanon Trail, which bests Frisco Memorial in dramatic fashion," 10 Oct. 2020 Las Vegas got to the finals by playing stout defense and converting defensive rebounds into offense, driving and making free throws. Rachel Bachman, WSJ, "The Seattle Storm Win WNBA Title," 7 Oct. 2020 The Yellowjackets are led by a stout running attack that is averaging 221 yards per game and freshman quarterback Jeff Sims. Cameron Teague Robinson, The Courier-Journal, "3 keys to success for Louisville football against Georgia Tech," 7 Oct. 2020 Allen ran for 99 yards, and Lynch took advantage from a stout defense that forced three turnovers, including one interception for a score. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, "Jaguars vs. Bengals live stream (10/4): How to watch NFL Week 4 online, TV, time," 4 Oct. 2020 In fact, of course, Smiley is the finest secret agent in the world; his pathetic demeanor conceals a brilliant mind and stout heart. New York Times, "Revisiting George Smiley and the British Secret Service," 2 Oct. 2020 In Game 1, Erv Santana was stout for seven innings and the Twins were leading 8-2 when Molitor went to Pressly, now 28 and finally harnessing the high-90s fastball and big curve. Patrick Reusse, Star Tribune, "Astros' lineup can still bring recollection of three-game slaughter in 2017," 29 Sep. 2020 Without Ekeler, the Chargers struggled to rush the ball against a stout Tampa Bay defense in a 38-31 loss. Jeff Miller, Los Angeles Times, "Austin Ekeler’s hamstring injury will sideline Chargers’ back for at least a month," 5 Oct. 2020 Allen ran for 99 yards, and Lynch took advantage from a stout defense that forced three turnovers, including one interception for a score. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, "Jaguars vs. Bengals live stream (10/4): How to watch NFL Week 4 online, TV, time," 4 Oct. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Its pumpkin ale and Black O’ Lantern stout include warming spices that go well by themselves or mixed in a cocktail. Alixel Cabrera, The Salt Lake Tribune, "Utah’s pumpkin frenzy is already peaking as October beckons," 25 Sep. 2020 Labyrinth’s imperial stout will be available in 16-ounce cans Aug. 27, as well as glasses with the Black is Beautiful logo. Leeanne Griffin, courant.com, "Connecticut brewers join international ‘Black is Beautiful’ beer collaboration to combat racial injustice," 27 Aug. 2020 Is Beautiful beer, an international initiative based on Texas brewery Weathered Souls’ recipe for an imperial stout. NOLA.com, "Best of New Orleans 2020 readers' poll: Food and Drink," 28 Sep. 2020 The defense looked stout throughout the first quarter, allowing only a field goal, but the Jags struggled to contain Lindale running back Jordan Jenkins, who finished the game with 157 yards on 30 attempts. Tess Demeyer, Dallas News, "Midlothian Heritage shows it is ‘not scared of anybody’ in 28-21 win over No. 10 ranked Lindale," 5 Sep. 2020 The stout Tampa Bay front keyed on him in the short passing game and the run game, giving him little room to operate. Luke Johnson, NOLA.com, "Alvin Kamara's big week — 2 touchdowns, a new contract and a Saints win: 'I'm thankful'," 13 Sep. 2020 While having one stout lad behind the tree and pulling on those straps as someone carefully leans the ladder toward the tree is good, one guy on each strap is even better. Scott Bestul, Field & Stream, "The Complete Guide to Hunting Deer from a Treestand," 11 Sep. 2020 The Craft Crew also participated in the stout’s brewing. Leeanne Griffin, courant.com, "Connecticut brewers join international ‘Black is Beautiful’ beer collaboration to combat racial injustice," 27 Aug. 2020 The annual linchpin of the series is this imperial oatmeal stout aged in bourbon barrels. Josh Noel, chicagotribune.com, "Revolution Brewing expands Deep Wood barrel-aged series yet again — and it’s moving sales online," 26 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of stout

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

1677, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for stout

Adjective

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

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The first known use of stout was in the 14th century

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Last Updated

20 Oct 2020

Cite this Entry

“Stout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stout. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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stout

adjective
How to pronounce stout (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of stout

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: thick and strong
: having a large body that is wide with fat or muscles
literary : brave and strong

stout

noun

English Language Learners Definition of stout (Entry 2 of 2)

: a very dark, heavy beer

stout

adjective
\ ˈstau̇t How to pronounce stout (audio) \
stouter; stoutest

Kids Definition of stout

1 : of strong character : brave, determined a stout general
2 : of a strong or lasting sort : sturdy, tough stout timbers stout boots
3 : having a large body with much fat a stout gentleman
4 : wide and usually thick a stout bill

Other Words from stout

stoutly adverb a stoutly built barn

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