What does VAT mean?

Definitions for VATvæt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word VAT.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. VAT, value-added tax, ad valorem tax(noun)

    a tax levied on the difference between a commodity's price before taxes and its cost of production

  2. tub, vat(noun)

    a large open vessel for holding or storing liquids


  1. vat(Noun)

    A large tub, such as is used for making wine or for tanning.

  2. vat(Verb)

    To blend (wines or spirits) in a vat.

  3. VAT(Noun)

    Value-added tax.

  4. VAT(Noun)

    Vigilance awareness training.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Vat(noun)

    a large vessel, cistern, or tub, especially one used for holding in an immature state, chemical preparations for dyeing, or for tanning, or for tanning leather, or the like

  2. Vat(noun)

    a measure for liquids, and also a dry measure; especially, a liquid measure in Belgium and Holland, corresponding to the hectoliter of the metric system, which contains 22.01 imperial gallons, or 26.4 standard gallons in the United States

  3. Vat(noun)

    a wooden tub for washing ores and mineral substances in

  4. Vat(noun)

    a square, hollow place on the back of a calcining furnace, where tin ore is laid to dry

  5. Vat(noun)

    a vessel for holding holy water

  6. Vat(verb)

    to put or transfer into a vat

  7. Origin: [A dialectic form for fat, OE. fat, AS. ft; akin to D. vat, OS. fat, G. fass, OHG. faz, Icel. & Sw. fat, Dan. fad, Lith. pdas a pot, and probably to G. fassen to seize, to contain, OHG. fazzn, D. vatten. Cf. Fat a vat.]


  1. Vát

    Vát is a village in Vas county, Hungary.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Vat

    vat, n. a large vessel or tank, esp. one for holding liquors.—v.t. to put in a vat.—n. Vat′ful, the contents of a vat. [Older form fat—A.S. fæt; Dut. vat, Ice. fat, Ger. fass.]

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Vat

    A vessel for chemical or other solutions. A depositing vat is one in which a plating solution is worked, for the deposition of electroplate upon articles immersed in the liquid, and electrolyzed by an electric current.

Editors Contribution

  1. vat

    A type of vessel created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles used to hold or store a type of liquid.

    Vats are used in restaurants, wineries and various other places.

Suggested Resources

  1. VAT

    What does VAT stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the VAT acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'VAT' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3937

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'VAT' in Nouns Frequency: #1585

Anagrams for VAT »

  1. TVA

  2. vta

  3. ATV

  4. tav

  5. ATV, tav, TVA, vta


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of VAT in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of VAT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Zhang Xiaojin:

    The VAT cut will not change the current imbalance between supply and demand.

  2. Antonio Costa:

    The VAT increase was the last straw for many businesses, from one moment to the next we were without clients.

  3. Nojibur Rahman:

    The target will be achievable as potential to collect income tax, value added tax (VAT) and customs for this year is much higher.

  4. Perry Brass:

    Falling in love with another man is like falling into a vast vat of yourself. For some men this is ultimately nourishing, for others . . . it is drowning.

  5. Karl Tachelet:

    These include direct subsidies, soft loans from state banks, VAT (value-added tax) rebates on some product categories, energy and input subsidies, and occasionally direct grants, among others.

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