stout man has the proportions of an ox; he is corpulent, fat, and fleshy in relation to his size." In America,
stout is still commonly used in the original sense of strong as, a stout boy; a stout pole.
(Stout), n. A strong malt liquor; strong porter. Swift.
(Stout"-heart"ed) a. Having a brave heart; courageous. Stout"-heart"ed*ness, n.
(Stout"ish), a. Somewhat stout; somewhat corpulent.
(Stout"ly), adv. In a stout manner; lustily; boldly; obstinately; as, he stoutly defended himself.
(Stout"ness), n. The state or quality of being stout.
Syn. Strength; bulk; courage; force; valor; lustiness; brawniness; boldness; fortitude; stubbornness.
(Stove) imp. of Stave.
(Stove), n. [D. stoof a foot stove, originally, a heated room, a room for a bath; akin to G. stube
room, OHG. stuba a heated room, AS. stofe, Icel. stofa a room, bathing room, Sw. stufva, stuga, a
room, Dan. stue; of unknown origin. Cf. Estufa, Stew, Stufa.]
1. A house or room artificially warmed or heated; a forcing house, or hothouse; a drying room; formerly,
designating an artificially warmed dwelling or room, a parlor, or a bathroom, but now restricted, in this
sense, to heated houses or rooms used for horticultural purposes or in the processes of the arts.
When most of the waiters were commanded away to their supper, the parlor or stove being nearly emptied,
in came a company of musketeers.Earl of Strafford.
How tedious is it to them that live in stoves and caves half a year together, as in Iceland, Muscovy, or
under the pole!Burton.
2. An apparatus, consisting essentially of a receptacle for fuel, made of iron, brick, stone, or tiles, and
variously constructed, in which fire is made or kept for warming a room or a house, or for culinary or
Cooking stove, a stove with an oven, opening for pots, kettles, and the like, used for cooking.
Dry stove. See under Dry. Foot stove. See under Foot. Franklin stove. See in the
Vocabulary. Stove plant (Bot.), a plant which requires artificial heat to make it grow in cold or cold
temperate climates. Stove plate, thin iron castings for the parts of stoves.
(Stove), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Stoved ; p. pr. & vb. n. Stoving.]
1. To keep warm, in a house or room, by artificial heat; as, to stove orange trees. Bacon.
2. To heat or dry, as in a stove; as, to stove feathers.