1. Strong; lusty.

A stouter champion never handled sword.

2. Bold; intrepid; valiant; brave.

He lost the character of a bold, stout, magnanimous man.

3. Large; bulky. [A popular use of the word.]

4. Proud; resolute; obstinate.

The lords all stand to clear their cause, most resolutely stout.

5. Strong; firm; as a stout vessel.

STOUT, n. A cant name for strong beer.