Definitions for FATfæt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fatfæt(n.; adj.)fat•ter, fat•test; fat•ted, fat•ting.

  1. (n.)any of several oily solids or semisolids that are water-insoluble esters of glycerol with fatty acids and are the chief component of animal adipose tissue and many plant seeds: used in cookery and in the manufacture of soaps and other products.

    Category: Anatomy

  2. animal tissue containing much of this substance.

    Category: Anatomy

  3. obesity; corpulence.

  4. the richest or best part of anything:

    the fat of the land.

  5. an overabundance or excess; superfluity or reserve:

    a budget without fat.

  6. (adj.)having too much flabby tissue; corpulent; obese:

    a fat person.

  7. plump; well-fed:

    a fat chicken.

  8. consisting of or containing fat; greasy; oily:

    fat meat.

  9. profitable; lucrative:

    a fat job in government.

  10. affording good opportunities, esp. for gain:

    a fat recording contract.

  11. wealthy; prosperous; rich:

    to grow fat on bribes and graft.

  12. big, broad, or extended; thick:

    a fat roll of fifty-dollar bills.

  13. plentiful; abundant:

    a fat supply of food.

  14. plentifully supplied:

    a fat larder.

  15. dull; stupid.

  16. (of paint) having more oil than pigment.

    Ref: Compare lean2 (def. 6). 1 2 6

  17. fertile, as land; productive.

  18. (v.i.)to make or become fat.

Idioms for fat:

  1. fat chance,a very slight chance; small probability.

    Category: Idiom, Status (usage)

  2. the fat is in the fire, something has been done or started that cannot be reversed and will probably have dramatic or serious consequences.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of fat:

bef. 1000; ME; OE fǣtt


Princeton's WordNet

  1. fat(noun)

    a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides)

    "pizza has too much fat"

  2. adipose tissue, fat, fatty tissue(noun)

    a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs

    "fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold"

  3. fatness, fat, blubber, avoirdupois(adj)

    excess bodily weight

    "she disliked fatness in herself as well as in others"

  4. fat(adj)

    having an (over)abundance of flesh

    "he hadn't remembered how fat she was"

  5. fat(adj)

    having a relatively large diameter

    "a fat rope"

  6. fatty, fat(adj)

    containing or composed of fat

    "fatty food"; "fat tissue"

  7. fat, juicy(adj)


    "a juicy contract"; "a nice fat job"

  8. fat, fertile, productive, rich(verb)

    marked by great fruitfulness

    "fertile farmland"; "a fat land"; "a productive vineyard"; "rich soil"

  9. fatten, fat, flesh out, fill out, plump, plump out, fatten out, fatten up(verb)

    make fat or plump

    "We will plump out that poor starving child"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. fat(adjective)æt

    (of a person) weighing more than normal

    Am I getting fat?; a big fat pig

  2. fatæt

    thicker than normal

    a fat envelope stuffed with cash

  3. fatæt

    (of an amount of money) large

    a nice fat paycheck

  4. fatæt

    indicates you do not believe sth will happen

    "Maybe she'll keep it a secret." "Fat chance!"

  5. fat(noun)æt

    the yellowish soft substance under the skin

    animals storing fat to keep them warm in Winter

  6. fatæt

    a substance in food that the body uses for energy

    too much fat in your diet; foods low in fat

  7. fatæt

    plant or animal products, such as oil, used in cooking

    butter and other cooking fats

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fat(noun)

    a large tub, cistern, or vessel; a vat

  2. Fat(noun)

    a measure of quantity, differing for different commodities

  3. Fat

    abounding with fat

  4. Fat

    fleshy; characterized by fatness; plump; corpulent; not lean; as, a fat man; a fat ox

  5. Fat

    oily; greasy; unctuous; rich; -- said of food

  6. Fat

    exhibiting the qualities of a fat animal; coarse; heavy; gross; dull; stupid

  7. Fat

    fertile; productive; as, a fat soil; a fat pasture

  8. Fat

    rich; producing a large income; desirable; as, a fat benefice; a fat office; a fat job

  9. Fat

    abounding in riches; affluent; fortunate

  10. Fat

    of a character which enables the compositor to make large wages; -- said of matter containing blank, cuts, or many leads, etc.; as, a fat take; a fat page

  11. Fat(noun)

    an oily liquid or greasy substance making up the main bulk of the adipose tissue of animals, and widely distributed in the seeds of plants. See Adipose tissue, under Adipose

  12. Fat(noun)

    the best or richest productions; the best part; as, to live on the fat of the land

  13. Fat(noun)

    work. containing much blank, or its equivalent, and, therefore, profitable to the compositor

  14. Fat(adj)

    to make fat; to fatten; to make plump and fleshy with abundant food; as, to fat fowls or sheep

  15. Fat(verb)

    to grow fat, plump, and fleshy


  1. Fat

    Fats consist of a wide group of compounds that are generally soluble in organic solvents and generally insoluble in water. Chemically, fats are triglycerides: triesters of glycerol and any of several fatty acids. Fats may be either solid or liquid at room temperature, depending on their structure and composition. Although the words "oils", "fats", and "lipids" are all used to refer to fats, in reality, fat is a subset of lipid. "Oils" is usually used to refer to fats that are liquids at normal room temperature, while "fats" is usually used to refer to fats that are solids at normal room temperature. "Lipids" is used to refer to both liquid and solid fats, along with other related substances, usually in a medical or biochemical context. The word "oil" is also used for any substance that does not mix with water and has a greasy feel, such as petroleum, heating oil, and essential oils, regardless of its chemical structure. Fats form a category of lipid, distinguished from other lipids by their chemical structure and physical properties. This category of molecules is important for many forms of life, serving both structural and metabolic functions. They are an important part of the diet of most heterotrophs. Fats or lipids are broken down in the body by enzymes called lipases produced in the pancreas.

British National Corpus

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  2. Written Corpus Frequency

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  3. Nouns Frequency

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  4. Adjectives Frequency

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Translations for FAT

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


having a lot of fat on one's body; large, heavy and round in shape

He was a very fat child.

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