• WordNet 3.6
    • n lout an awkward stupid person
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lout A clownish, awkward fellow; a bumpkin.
    • v. i Lout lout To bend; to box; to stoop. "He fair the knight saluted, louting low."
    • v. t Lout To treat as a lout or fool; to neglect; to disappoint.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • lout To bend, stoop, or crouch; bow; courtesy; make humble obeisance.
    • lout To lie quiet; lurk. See lote.
    • lout To loiter, tarry, or stay. Hearne.
    • lout To bow down; abase.
    • n lout An awkward, ungainly fellow; a clown.
    • lout To treat as a lout; flout.
    • lout To low or bellow.
    • lout To milk, as a cow.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Lout lowt a clown, awkward fellow
    • v.t Lout to treat as a lout
    • v.i Lout to bend
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. louten, luten, AS. lūtan,; akin to Icel. lūta, Dan. lude, OHG. lūzēn, to lie hid


In literature:

That's probably what you've done, you greasy louts!
"The Crimson Tide" by Robert W. Chambers
Just then the gifted Mr. Channing would have traded temperaments with the dullest lout that ever lost his head over a woman.
"Kildares of Storm" by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
He thought not, there was a country lout she wanted to marry, and the mother looked after her closely.
"My Secret Life, Volumes I. to III." by Anonymous
He was rather disappointed, but he did not say so, for fear of being thought an ignorant lout.
"The Talking Thrush" by William Crooke
A good for nothing lazy lout, Wicked within and ragged without.
"Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1" by Edward William Cole
Whene'er the answer was closed, and as oft as they named the Redeemer, Lowly louted the boys, and lowly the maidens all courtesied.
"The Song of Hiawatha" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Matcham coloured to his neck and winced; and Dick, with an angry countenance, put his hand on the lout's shoulder.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 8 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
A pedantic lout is what I call you!
"Eyes Like the Sea" by Mór Jókai
What had she ever done to this great lout of a boy that he should be annoying her thus?
"The Rosie World" by Parker Fillmore
So I jest, when I don't address my mind to it: when I do, shall I be smit louting to my knee, as before the G. O. M.?
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson

In poetry:

That all from Adam first began,
None but ungodly Whiston doubts,
And that his son and his son's son
Were all but ploughmen, clowns, and louts.
"The Old Gentry" by Matthew Prior
True Thomas he pulld aff his cap,
And louted low down to his knee:
"All hail, thou mighty Queen of Heaven!
For thy peer on earth I never did see."
"Thomas The Rhymer" by Anonymous British
But woe unto the lazy louts,
The idlers of the crew;
Them to torment was his delight,
And worry them by day and night,
And pinch them black and blue.
"Tales Of A Wayside Inn : Part 2. The Musician's Tale; The Ballad of Carmilhan - I. " by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Yet who shall say this creature fair
In God's sight had a smaller worth
Than that dull lout who watched it there,
And in its death found cause for mirth?
"The Butterfly" by John Lawson Stoddard
'He ne'er can lout,' I musing said,
'To ply the fleeching, fawning trade;
Nor bend the knee, nor bow the head
To walth or power!
But backward turn wi' scornfu' speed
Frae flatt'ry's door.
"The Scottish Muse" by Hector MacNeill
MOST clearly Peter was a heavy lout,
Yet truly I could never have a doubt,
That rashly he would ne'er himself commit,
Though folly 'twere from him to look for wit,
Or aught expect by questioning to find
'Yond this to reason, he was not designed.
"Neighbour Peter's Mare" by Jean de La Fontaine

In news:

It's hard to see the point in this thin story of a low-class lout.
Yes, I know, I know, what a poor uneducated lout.
Ump Tells Lout To Not Shout, So He's Out.
Britain has always been a place where people enjoy a drink or two (or more) at the local pub, and where football hooligans and so-called lager louts represent the public face of overconsumption.
Yes, but what about the louts in the brass section.
Call them jerks, bullies, louts, boors, or--as Robert Sutton prefers--assholes.
For all you West Side louts who've been hit upside the head by the idea — on a bar stool, at happy hour, only to never to see it through the morning after — listen up: Someone is going to take the shot.
Ump Tells Lout To Not Shout, So He's Out.
The original Father's Office is easily the most controversial restaurant in town, either a mecca of cuisine or a haven for louts, a hop -scented mosh pit or the source of the best moderately priced dinner on the Westside.

In science:

Lin − Lout = ρ˜vH [(R − λ/2)(RΩ − R(λ/2)Ω ′ ) − (R + λ/2)(RΩ + R(λ/2)Ω ′ )] = −λρ˜vH R(Ω + RΩ ′) = −νΣRd(RΩ )/dR.
Is Angular Momentum in an Accretion Disk Transported Inwards?
The sequence (ul )l∈N possesses a natural partition into eras: an era is a set [lin , lout ] ∋ l such that ul is monotonically decreasing from a maximal value uin = ulin = (ulin−1 − 1)−1 to a minimal value 1 < uout = ulout < 2.
The cosmological billiard attractor
The length of an era is given by the number of Kasner epochs it contains: L = lout − lin + 1.
The cosmological billiard attractor
Since ul+1 = ul − 1 for all l of an era [lin , lout ], we have L = int(uin ), where int(x) is a function that gives the integer part of x, see .
The cosmological billiard attractor
Kasner parameters) it comprises: L = lout − lin + 1 = int(uin − ηu + 1) ≈ uin − ηu ≈ uin , where the last approximation holds only in the special case uin ≫ ηu .
The cosmological billiard attractor