Meaning of “stout” in the English Dictionary

"stout" in British English

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uk /staʊt/ us /staʊt/

stoutnoun [ U ]

uk /staʊt/ us /staʊt/

(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 radiant smile.
There is much to be said for having a stout fence to protect your flower beds.

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)