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
a large open vessel for holding or storing liquids
A large tub, such as is used for making wine or for tanning.
To blend (wines or spirits) in a vat.
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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
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
a wooden tub for washing ores and mineral substances in
a square, hollow place on the back of a calcining furnace, where tin ore is laid to dry
a vessel for holding holy water
to put or transfer into a vat
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.]
Vát is a village in Vas county, Hungary.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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
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.
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.
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British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'vat' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3937
Rank popularity for the word 'vat' in Nouns Frequency: #1585
ATV, tav, TVA, vta
The numerical value of vat in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of vat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The VAT cut will not change the current imbalance between supply and demand.
The VAT increase was the last straw for many businesses, from one moment to the next we were without clients.
The target will be achievable as potential to collect income tax, value added tax (VAT) and customs for this year is much higher.
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.
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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