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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stout  \Stout\,  a.  [Compar.  {Stouter};  superl.  {Stoutest}.]  [D. 
  stout  bold  (or  OF  estout  bold,  proud,  of  Teutonic  origin); 
  akin  to  AS  stolt,  G.  stolz,  and  perh.  to  E.  stilt.] 
  1.  Strong;  lusty;  vigorous;  robust;  sinewy;  muscular;  hence 
  firm;  resolute;  dauntless. 
  With  hearts  stern  and  stout.  --Chaucer. 
  A  stouter  champion  never  handled  sword.  --Shak. 
  He  lost  the  character  of  a  bold,  stout,  magnanimous 
  man.  --Clarendon. 
  The  lords  all  stand  To  clear  their  cause  most 
  resolutely  stout.  --Daniel. 
  2.  Proud;  haughty;  arrogant;  hard.  [Archaic] 
  Your  words  have  been  stout  against  me  --Mal.  iii. 
  Commonly  .  .  .  they  that  be  rich  are  lofty  and 
  stout.  --Latimer. 
  3.  Firm;  tough;  materially  strong;  enduring;  as  a  stout 
  vessel,  stick,  string,  or  cloth. 
  4.  Large  bulky;  corpulent. 
  Syn:  {Stout},  {Corpulent},  {Portly}. 
  Usage:  Corpulent  has  reference  simply  to  a  superabundance  or 
  excess  of  flesh.  Portly  implies  a  kind  of  stoutness  or 
  corpulence  which  gives  a  dignified  or  imposing 
  appearance.  Stout,  in  our  early  writers  (as  in  the 
  English  Bible),  was  used  chiefly  or  wholly  in  the 
  sense  of  strong  or  bold;  as  a  stout  champion;  a  stout 
  heart;  a  stout  resistance,  etc  At  a  later  period  it 
  was  used  for  thickset  or  bulky,  and  more  recently, 
  especially  in  England,  the  idea  has  been  carried  still 
  further,  so  that  Taylor  says  in  his  Synonyms:  ``The 
  stout  man  has  the  proportions  of  an  ox  he  is 
  corpulent,  fat,  and  fleshy  in  relation  to  his  size.'' 
  In  America,  stout  is  still  commonly  used  in  the 
  original  sense  of  strong  as  a  stout  boy;  a  stout 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Stout  \Stout\,  n. 
  A  strong  malt  liquor;  strong  porter. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  dependable;  "the  stalwart  citizens  at  Lexington";  "a 
  stalwart  supporter  of  the  UN";  "stout  hearts"  [syn:  {stalwart}] 
  2:  euphemisms  for  `fat';  "men  are  portly  and  women  are  stout" 
  [syn:  {portly}] 
  3:  having  rugged  physical  strength;  inured  to  fatigue  or 
  hardships;  "hardy  explorers  of  northern  Canada";  "proud  of 
  her  tall  stalwart  son";  "stout  seamen";  "sturdy  young 
  athletes"  [syn:  {hardy},  {stalwart},  {sturdy}] 
  n  1:  strong  dark  heavy-bodied  porter 
  2:  a  garment  size  for  a  large  or  heavy  person 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Stout,  IA  (city,  FIPS  75720) 
  Location:  42.52715  N,  92.71119  W 
  Population  (1990):  192  (72  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.8  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Stout,  OH 
  Zip  code(s):  45684 

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