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STOUT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does stout mean? 

STOUT (noun)
  The noun STOUT has 2 senses:

1. 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

  Familiarity information: STOUT used as a noun is rare.


STOUT (adjective)
  The adjective STOUT has 3 senses:

1. dependable
2. euphemisms for 'fat'
3. having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships

  Familiarity information: STOUT used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


STOUT (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

Hypernyms ("stout" is a kind of...):

ale (a general name for beer made with a top fermenting yeast; in some of the United States an ale is (by law) a brew of more than 4% alcohol by volume)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "stout"):

Guinness (a kind of bitter stout)


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Meaning:

A garment size for a large or heavy person

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("stout" is a kind of...):

size (the property resulting from being one of a series of graduated measurements (as of clothing))


STOUT (adjective)


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Meaning:

Dependable

Synonyms:

stout; stalwart

Context examples:

the stalwart citizens at Lexington / a stalwart supporter of the UN / stout hearts

Similar:

resolute (firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination)


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Meaning:

Euphemisms for 'fat'

Synonyms:

portly; stout

Context example:

men are portly and women are stout

Similar:

fat (having much flesh (especially fat))


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Meaning:

Having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships

Synonyms:

hardy; stalwart; sturdy; stout

Context examples:

hardy explorers of northern Canada / proud of her tall stalwart son / stout seamen / sturdy young athletes

Similar:

robust (physically strong)


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