stout´ly

stout´ly
stout «stowt», adjective, noun.
–adj.
1. fat and large: »

a stout body. That boy could run faster if he weren't so stout.

SYNONYM(S): stocky, plump, portly. See syn. under fat. (Cf.fat)
2. strongly built; firm; strong: »

a stout dam, a stout fighting ship. The fort has stout walls.

SYNONYM(S): durable, tough, sturdy, hardy.
3. brave; bold: »

a stout heart. Robin Hood was a stout fellow.

SYNONYM(S): valiant.
4. not yielding; stubborn; resolute; uncompromising: »

stout resistance, a stout advocate or enemy.

SYNONYM(S): determined.
5. characterized by endurance or staying power: »

a stout horse, a stout engine.

–n.
1. a strong, heavy, dark-brown beer.
2. a) a stout person. b) a garment designed for such a person. c) the size of this garment.
[< Old French estout, earlier estolt strong < Germanic (compare Middle Dutch stout)]
stout´ly, adverb.
stout´ness, noun.

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