stout Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “stout” in the English Dictionary

"stout" in British English

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uk   us   /staʊt/

stout adjective (PERSON)

(​especially of ​olderpeople) ​fat and solid-looking, ​especially around the ​waist: Mrs Blower was the stout ​lady with the ​glasses.

stout adjective (OBJECT)

approving Stout ​objects are ​strongly made from ​thick, ​strongmaterials: I ​bought myself a ​pair of good stout ​hikingboots.

stout adjective (CHARACTER)

[before noun] literary strong and ​determined: He ​needed a stout heart and ​nerves of ​steel.

stoutnoun [U]

uk   us   /staʊt/
a ​dark, ​bittertype of ​beer
(Definition of stout from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stout" in American English

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stoutadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /stɑʊt/

stout adjective [-er/-est only] (FAT)

(of ​people) ​fat and solid-looking, esp. around the ​waist, or (of things) ​thick and ​strong: He was ​seen as a ​pleasant man – ​short, a ​bit stout and ​balding, with a ​radiantsmile. There is much to be said for having a stout ​fence to ​protectyourflowerbeds.

stout adjective [-er/-est only] (DETERMINED)

determined and ​strong, esp. in ​opinion: He was the ​brains and the stout ​heart behind the ​best of these ​stories.
(Definition of stout from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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