adj. Strong; lusty; vigorous; robust; sinewy; muscular; hence, firm; resolute; dauntless. Proud; haughty; arrogant; hard. Firm; tough; materially strong; enduring; as, a stout vessel, stick, string, or cloth. Large; bulky; corpulent.
Syn. - Stout, Corpulent, Portly. Corpulent has reference simply to a superabundance or excess of flesh. Portly implies a kind of stoutness or corpulence which gives a dignified or imposing appearance. Stout, in our early writers was used chiefly or wholly in the sense of strong or bold; as, a stout champion; a stout heart; a stout resistance, etc. At a later period it was used for thickset or bulky, In America, stout is still commonly used in the original sense of strong as, a stout boy; a stout pole.
- n. A strong malt liquor; strong porter.