What does the word stout mean?

Usage examples for stout

  1. Keep up a stout heart! – Polly of the Hospital Staff by Emma C. Dowd
  2. " Well, then, to- morrow be it," said I. So I wished him a good- night, and a stout heart to hear his fortune withal. – Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2) by Charles Lever
  3. Jack glanced out and saw the stout man passing in his cab. – Jack Haydon's Quest by John Finnemore