In a stound, suddenly. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Stound), n. [Cf. Stand.] A vessel for holding small beer. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.

(Stoup) n. [See Stoop a vessel.]

1. A flagon; a vessel or measure for liquids. [Scot.] Jamieson.

2. (Eccl.) A basin at the entrance of Roman Catholic churches for containing the holy water with which those who enter, dipping their fingers in it, cross themselves; — called also holy-water stoup.

(Stour) n. [OF. estour, estor, tumult, combat, of Teutonic origin. See Storm.] A battle or tumult; encounter; combat; disturbance; passion. [Obs.] Fairfax. "That woeful stowre." Spenser.

She that helmed was in starke stours [fierce conflicts].

(Stour), a. [See Stoor, a.] Tall; strong; stern. [Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot.]

(Stout) a. [Compar. Stouter ; superl. Stoutest.] [D. stout bold (or OF. estout bold, proud, of Teutonic origin); akin to AS. stolt, G. stolz, and perh. to E. stilt.]

1. Strong; lusty; vigorous; robust; sinewy; muscular; hence, firm; resolute; dauntless.

With hearts stern and stout.

A stouter champion never handled sword.

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

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

2. Proud; haughty; arrogant; hard. [Archaic]

Your words have been stout against me.
Mal. iii. 13.

Commonly . . . they that be rich are lofty and stout.

3. Firm; tough; materially strong; enduring; as, a stout vessel, stick, string, or cloth.

4. 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, and more recently, especially in England, the idea has been carried still further, so that Taylor says in his Synonyms: "The

1. A sudden, severe pain or grief; peril; alarm. [Obs.] Spenser.

2. Astonishment; amazement. [Obs.] Spenser. Gay.

(Stound), n. [AS. stund; akin to D. stond, G. stunde, Icel. stund.]

1. Hour; time; season. [Obs.] Chaucer.

2. A brief space of time; a moment. [Obs.] Chaucer.

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