Online Dictionary

Lout Explained

lout at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1500-1600; Origin: Perhaps from Old Norse lutr 'bent down']// a rude, violent man// yob// -- loutish adj // --loutish behaviour// -- loutishly adv // -- loutishness n [U] // lager lout//

lout at English => English (GNU/Linux) Of Explained:

Typesetting system, an alternative to (La)TeX. Lout is a document formatting system similar in style to LaTeX, i.e. it works with mark-up files - plain text files containing commands to control the formatting. Lout offers a very full range of features, including o PostScript, PDF, and plain text output o optimal paragraph and page breaking o automatic hyphenation o PostScript EPS file inclusion and generation o equation formatting, tables, diagrams o rotation and scaling

lout at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

84 Moby Thesaurus words for "lout":
Babbitt, Philistine, arriviste, babe, blockhead, blunderer,
blunderhead, boor, botcher, bounder, bourgeois, bucolic, bumbler,
bumpkin, bungler, cad, child, child of nature, churl, clod,
clodhopper, clodknocker, clot, clown, country bumpkin, deride,
dolt, dove, dupe, epicier, farmer, fumbler, gawk, gawky, gowk,
groundling, guttersnipe, hayseed, hick, hillbilly, hooligan,
ill-bred fellow, infant, ingenue, innocent, klutz, lamb, lobster,
looby, low fellow, lubber, lummox, lump, mere child, mock, mucker,
noble savage, nouveau riche, oaf, ox, palooka, parvenu, peasant,
quiz, rally, razz, ribald, rough, roughneck, rowdy, rube, ruffian,
rustic, scout, simple soul, slouch, slubberer, taunt, twit,
unsophisticate, upstart, vulgarian, vulgarist, yokel

lout at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

(BrE) a man or boy who behaves in a rude and aggressive way
loutish adjective:
loutish behaviour

Lout at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Lout \Lout\, v. i. [OE. louten, luten, AS. l?tan; akin to Icel.
l?ta, Dan. lude, OHG. l?z?n to lie hid.]
To bend; to box; to stoop. [Archaic] --Chaucer. Longfellow.

He fair the knight saluted, louting low. --Spenser.

Lout \Lout\, n. [Formerly also written lowt.]
A clownish, awkward fellow; a bumpkin. --Sir P. Sidney.

Lout \Lout\, v. t.
To treat as a lout or fool; to neglect; to disappoint. [Obs.]

lout at English => English (Computer) Of Explained:


Lout is a batch text formatting system and an embedded
language by Jeffrey H. Kingston . The
language is procedural, with {Scribe}-like {syntax}.

Lout features equation formatting, tables, diagrams, rotation
and scaling, sorted indexes, bibliographic databases, running
headers and odd-even pages and automatic cross-referencing.
Lout is easily extended with definitions which are very much
easier to write than {troff} of {TeX} {macro}s because Lout is
a {high-level language}, the outcome of an eight-year research
project that went back to the beginning.

Version 2.05 includes a translator from Lout to {PostScript}
and documentation. and runs under {Unix} and on the {Amiga}.

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lout at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : an awkward stupid person [syn: {clod}, {stumblebum}, {goon},
{oaf}, {lubber}, {lummox}, {lump}, {gawk}]

lout at English (WD) Of Explained:



* Inter: IPA » /laʊt/
  • Inter: rhymes » aʊt

    Etymology 1

    Of dialectal origin, compare Middle English louten "to bow, bend low, stoop over" from Old English lūtan from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » leut-|lang=gem-pro. Cognate with Old Norse Inter: term » lútr||stooping, Gothic {{term|