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Pronunciation: (stout), [key]
adj. -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. Rex (Tod•hun•ter) Pronunciation: (tod'hun"tur), [key] 1886–1975, U.S. detective novelist.
2. Robert, 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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