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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstoutstout1 /staʊt/ adjective  1 FATfairly fat and heavy, or having a thick body a short, stout man2 literaryTHICK OBJECT OR MATERIAL strong and thick syn sturdy a stout pair of shoes3 formalBRAVE brave and determinedstout defence/support/resistance He put up a stout defence in court.stoutly adverb She stoutly denied the rumours.stoutness noun [uncountable]
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stoutAmy was now stout and matronly, the mother of three children.Theda was therefore acutely conscious of one gentleman, rather stout and red of face.She had a face the color of a pink towel, a stout figure and blue eyes shaped like arrows.Will Cunnane, a former Marlin, pitched two stout innings, running his scoreless streak to 13 1 / 3 innings.The world number one, stout Rod Harrington was pitted against the even stouter hopeful, Ronnie Baxter.It was packed with people buying up stout shoes.the stout walls of Kanazawa CastleA stout woman in a tweed coat was standing outside the door.She was a stout woman with an Austrian accent.a stout wooden beamstout defence/support/resistanceAnd when I say stout supports, I mean stout.
Related topics: Drink
stoutstout2 noun [uncountable]  DFDstrong dark beer
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stoutFor dark beers such as stout, the malted barley is roasted until it is dark brown, almost black.In 1965, the first bottle of locally-brewed Guinness stout rolled out from the Sungei Way brewery.And don't forget Guinness stout itself.Guinness stout is the world's leading stout brand, accounting for around 40 percent of the company's beer volume.Guinness, which sells 22 variants of its stout around the globe, varies hugely in alcohol content.Terranova said he has used a rich stout instead of meat stock to enhance the taste of a low-fat chili.
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