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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ A stout woman in a tweed coat was standing outside the door.
▪ a stout wooden beam
▪ Amy was now stout and matronly, the mother of three children.
▪ She was a stout woman with an Austrian accent.
▪ the stout walls of Kanazawa Castle
▪ It was packed with people buying up stout shoes.
▪ She had a face the color of a pink towel, a stout figure and blue eyes shaped like arrows.
▪ The world number one, stout Rod Harrington was pitted against the even stouter hopeful, Ronnie Baxter.
▪ Theda was therefore acutely conscious of one gentleman, rather stout and red of face.
▪ Will Cunnane, a former Marlin, pitched two stout innings, running his scoreless streak to 13 1 / 3 innings.
▪ And don't forget Guinness stout itself.
▪ For dark beers such as stout, the malted barley is roasted until it is dark brown, almost black.
▪ Guinness stout is the world's leading stout brand, accounting for around 40 percent of the company's beer volume.
▪ Guinness, which sells 22 variants of its stout around the globe, varies hugely in alcohol content.
▪ In 1965, the first bottle of locally-brewed Guinness stout rolled out from the Sungei Way brewery.
▪ Terranova said he has used a rich stout instead of meat stock to enhance the taste of a low-fat chili.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

stout \stout\, n. A strong, dark malt brew having a higher percentage of hops than porter; strong porter; a popular variety sold in the U. S. is Guinness' stout.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, "proud, valiant, strong," from Old French estout "brave, fierce, proud," earlier estolt "strong," from a Germanic source from West Germanic *stult- "proud, stately, strutting" (cognates: Middle Low German stolt "stately, proud," German stolz "proud, haughty, arrogant, stately"), from PIE root *stel- "to put, stand" (see stall (n.1)). Meaning "strong in body, powerfully built" is attested from late 14c., but has been displaced by the (often euphemistic) meaning "thick-bodied, fat and large, bulky in figure," which is first recorded 1804. Original sense preserved in figurative phrase stout-hearted (1550s). Related: Stoutly; stoutness.


1670s, "strong beer or ale," from stout (adj.). Later especially, and now usually, "porter of extra strength" (by 1762).


a. 1 large; bulky, thickset; corpulent, fat. 2 (context obsolete English) bold, strong-minded; lusty; vigorous; robust; sinewy; muscular. 3 (context obsolete English) proud; haughty; arrogant; hard. 4 firm; resolute; dauntless. 5 materially strong, enduring. n. 1 A dark and strong malt brew made with toasted grain. 2 An obese person. (rfex) 3 A large clothing size. (rfex)

  1. adj. 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]

  1. n. a strong very dark heavy-bodied ale made from pale malt and roasted unmalted barley and (often) caramel malt with hops

  2. a garment size for a large or heavy person

Stout, IA -- U.S. city in Iowa
Population (2000): 217
Housing Units (2000): 77
Land area (2000): 0.311199 sq. miles (0.806001 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.311199 sq. miles (0.806001 sq. km)
FIPS code: 75720
Located within: Iowa (IA), FIPS 19
Location: 42.527131 N, 92.711383 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Stout, IA
Stout (disambiguation)

Stout is a dark beer made using roasted malts or roast barley.

Stout may also refer to:


Stout is a dark beer made using roasted malt or roasted barley, hops, water and yeast. Stouts were traditionally the generic term for the strongest or stoutest porters, typically 7% or 8%, produced by a brewery. There are a number of variations including Baltic porter, milk stout, and imperial stout; the most common variation is dry stout, exemplified by Guinness Draught, the world's best selling stout.

The first known use of the word stout for beer was in a document dated 1677 found in the Egerton Manuscript, the sense being that a stout beer was a strong beer not a dark beer. The name porter was first used in 1721 to describe a dark brown beer that had been made with roasted malts. Because of the huge popularity of porters, brewers made them in a variety of strengths. The beers with higher gravities were called "stout porters", so the history and development of stout and porter are intertwined, and the term stout has since become firmly associated with dark beer, rather than just strong beer.

Stout (surname)

Stout is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

  • Alan K. Stout, a rock music journalist in Pennsylvania
  • Alan Stout (philosopher) (1900–1983), a moral philosopher at the University of Sydney
  • Alan Stout (composer) (born 1932), an American composer of contemporary classical music
  • Archie Stout, a second unit photographer whose career spanned from 1921 to 1954
  • Arlow Stout (1876–1957), an American botanist, pioneer breeder of the modern hybrid daylily
  • Arthur Purdy Stout, (1885–1967), an American pathologist
  • Barry Stout, a Democratic member of the Pennsylvania State Senate
  • Bill Stout (journalist) (1927–1989), an American broadcast journalist
  • Byron G. Stout (1829–1896), a politician from the U.S. state of Michigan
  • Cameron Stout (born 1971), the winner of Big Brother 4 UK in 2003
  • Chris Stout (born 1976), a fiddle/violin player from Shetland
  • David Stout Manners (1808–1884), the ninth mayor of Jersey City
  • Frank Stout MC (1877–1926), an English international rugby union forward
  • Frank Stout (painter & sculptor) (born 1926), an American artist
  • George Stout (1860–1944), a leading British philosopher
  • Gordon Stout (born 1952), an American percussionist, composer, and educator specializing in the marimba
  • Hosea Stout (1810–1889), a Mormon missionary, lawyer and politician in Utah Territory
  • Jacob Stout (1764–1857), an American manufacturer and politician from Little Creek Hundred
  • James Huff Stout (1848–1910) an American politician and businessman
  • James Stout (1910–1986), an American thoroughbred horse racing jockey
  • Jeffrey Stout (born 1950), a contemporary scholar of religion who focuses on ethics
  • Joan Leemhuis-Stout (born 1946), a Dutch politician
  • Juanita Kidd Stout (1919–1998), a justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania from 1988–1989
  • Kristie Lu Stout (born 1974), an American journalist and news anchor for CNN International
  • Lansing Stout (1828–1871), an American politician and lawyer
  • Martha Stout, American psychologist and author
  • Michael Stout, an American video game designer
  • Mike Stout, an American labor supporter, social activist and protest singer
  • Mitchell W. Stout (1950–1970), a United States Army soldier and a Medal of Honor recipient
  • Percy Stout (1875–1937), an English international rugby union wing
  • Pete Stout (1923–1996), an American football fullback
  • Randall Stout, a Los Angeles, California-based architect
  • Renee Stout (born 1958), a contemporary artist known for assemblage artworks
  • Rex Stout (1886–1975), an American crime writer
  • Richard Stout (1836–1896), a Union Navy sailor during the American Civil War and a Medal of Honor recipient
  • Robert Stout KCMG (1844–1930), Premier of New Zealand on two occasions in the late 19th century, and later Chief Justice of New Zealand
  • Ryan Stout (born 1982), an American stand-up comedian
  • Sam Stout (born 1984), a professional mixed martial artist from London, Ontario, Canada
  • Tom Stout (1879–1965), a U.S. Representative from Montana
  • William Bushnell Stout (1880–1956), an executive at the Ford Motor Company
  • William Stout (born 1949), an American fantasy artist and illustrator
  • William Stout (rower) (1841–1900), a British rower

Usage examples of "stout".

One of the stout Polish cleaners, friendly, mute, and virtually analphabetic in English, is emptying the trash can behind the bench.

Hungarians promoted the reign of anarchy, by forcing the stoutest barons to discipline their vassals and fortify their castles.

Mr Barnard, a stout, bewildered-looking man of fifty-five or so, had noticed our approach and was standing waiting in the doorway.

They felt that they needed to indulge in some little bit of extra blackguardism just to show what stout fellows they were.

He was also now part of a formidable armed party, including powerful sailors capable of dealing with most situations, such as freeing a bogged wheel by means of a tackle seized to a stout tree, the fall running along a dry bank, so that all hands could bowse upon it.

Making sure that the lama could see what he was doing, he took out his dagger, cut a branch from a nearby thicket, and proceeded to trim off the twigs and branchlets until only a stout stick remained.

His brawny hand lay firm upon his stout knee, and it was there Shanna placed her own so the plain gold band on her finger was ready to the eye.

Admiral Lockwood, by conducting a series of tests ih torpedoes against the cliffs of Kohoolawe Island, found out what the trouble was with the exploder and fitted stouter firing pins.

He and Malet arrived with a strong escort and three stout carts drawn by oxen, carrying the lead-lined oak coffins which, surprisingly, William had provided.

Amos Marle appeared, his crooked body almost doubled as he hobbled on a stout cane.

Here, too, were the fierce men from the Mendips, the wild hunters from Porlock Quay and Minehead, the poachers of Exmoor, the shaggy marshmen of Axbridge, the mountain men from the Quantocks, the serge and wool-workers of Devonshire, the graziers of Bampton, the red-coats from the Militia, the stout burghers of Taunton, and then, as the very bone and sinew of all, the brave smockfrocked peasants of the plains, who had turned up their jackets to the elbow, and exposed their brown and corded arms, as was their wont when good work had to be done.

He had already, at the foot of the stair, called out to the stout patronne, a lady who turned to him from the bustling, breezy hall a countenance covered with fresh matutinal powder and a bosom as capacious as the velvet shelf of a chimneypiece, over which her round white face, framed in its golden frizzle, might have figured as a showy clock.

Stout arms, no doubt, in a mellay, and good horsemen in the open, but I cannot tell how they will shape in our forest work.

Julia Graham, a rather stout, pleasant-faced young woman in pink messaline, bowed to Miriam.

Instead, they slept on curious metalloid sheets, suspended between stout metal rods.