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Definitions of fat

  1. a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; adipose tissue also cushions and insulates vital organs; " fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold"
  2. excess bodily weight; " she found fatness disgusting in herself as well as in others"
  3. make fat or plump; " We will plump out that poor starving child"
  4. a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids ( mostly triglycerides); " pizza has too much fat"
  5. a chubby body; " the boy had a rounded face and fat cheeks"
  6. having much flesh ( especially fat); " he hadn't remembered how fat she was"
  7. containing or composed of fat; " fatty food"; " fat tissue"
  8. marked by great fruitfulness; " fertile farmland"; " a fat land"; " a productive vineyard"; " rich soil"
  9. ( informal) lucrative; " a juicy contract"; " a nice fat job"
  10. having a relatively large diameter; " a fat rope"
  11. lucrative; " a juicy contract"; " a nice fat job"
  12. A large tub, cistern, or vessel; a vat.
  13. A measure of quantity, differing for different commodities.
  14. Abounding with fat
  15. Fleshy; characterized by fatness; plump; corpulent; not lean; as, a fat man; a fat ox.
  16. Exhibiting the qualities of a fat animal; coarse; heavy; gross; dull; stupid.
  17. Fertile; productive; as, a fat soil; a fat pasture.
  18. Rich; producing a large income; desirable; as, a fat benefice; a fat office; a fat job.
  19. Abounding in riches; affluent; fortunate.
  20. 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.
  21. The best or richest productions; the best part; as, to live on the fat of the land.
  22. Work. containing much blank, or its equivalent, and, therefore, profitable to the compositor.
  23. To make fat; to fatten; to make plump and fleshy with abundant food; as, to fat fowls or sheep.
  24. To grow fat, plump, and fleshy.
  25. To grow fat.
  26. Oily; greasy; unctuous; rich; - said of food.
  27. 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.
  28. Corpulent; fleshy; greasy; broad; sluggish; dull; prosperous; profitable; fertile.
  29. A solid, oily, yellow or white substance forming part of the tissue of animals; the best or richest of anything.
  30. To fatten; cause to gain flesh.
  31. To become fat.
  32. Fatness.
  33. Fatter.
  34. Fattest.
  35. Fatted.
  36. Fatting.
  37. 1. Obese, adipose, corpulent. 2. Oily, greasy. 3. A greasy, soft- solid material, found in animal tissues and many plants, composed of palmitin, stearin, and olein ( or a compound of glycerin with palmitic, stearic, and oleic acids) in varying proportions.
  38. Oily principle of adipogenous tissues.
  39. Plump, fleshy; fruitful; gross.
  40. An oily substance under the skin; solid animal oil; the richest part of anything.
  41. To make fat.
  42. To grow fat; - pr. p. fatting; pa. p. fatted.
  43. A vat. See VAT.
  44. Abounding in fat; plump; corpulent.
  45. Solid animal oil; choicest part of productions.
  46. To make or become fat.
  47. To fatten.
  48. Having much fat; corpulent; plump.
  49. Prosperous; thriving; lucrative.
  50. A white greasy compound found in animal or vegetable tissues.
  51. The richest part of anything.
  52. Fatly.
  53. Fleshy; plump; abounding in fat; gross; dull; heavy; stupid; rich; producing a large income; fertile; nourishing; abounding in spiritual grace and comfort; said of work which, as containing much open or blank space, reduces the labour of the compositor, and so pays well; broad.
  54. An oily, concrete substance, deposited under the skin and in various other parts of animal bodies; the best or richest of anything; work with many blank spaces and paying well.
  55. A vat, which see.
  56. To make fat; to fatten.
  57. Stout; opposite of lean; plump; rich; fertile.
  58. A solid oily substance of a white or yellow colour, found in animals; in Scrip., for vat.
  59. Adipose tissue ; any part of animal tissue which has its cells filled with a greasy or oily reserve material.
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Usage examples for fat

  1. He was fat and did not mind, which persuaded me that he was very easy to please. – Godfrey Marten, Undergraduate by Charles Turley
  2. You don't mean to join the Boers as old Fat Face suggested? – A Dash from Diamond City by George Manville Fenn
  3. You're quite fat enough already. – Lady Rose's Daughter by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  4. Why are we fat over there, and short here? – Ask a Foolish Question by Robert Sheckley
  5. He contemplated his colleague with satisfaction, for it was impossible to fancy the fat Robichon in tragedy. – A Chair on The Boulevard by Leonard Merrick
  6. They ventured down by night, warily and in mortal fear of more than Ha'o and his men, to procure them, and the fat was in the fire. – White Fire by John Oxenham
  7. It was the fat man in the checked suit she saw leaning helplessly against the closed door. – O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 by Various
  8. A fat lot of good I am! – The Man From the Clouds by J. Storer Clouston
  9. Now, grandmother, tell me the story of the bear's fat – Indian Boyhood by [AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman
  10. I've had too happy a summer to grow fat Hetty. – Nobody's Child by Elizabeth Dejeans
  11. " We're working on a plan, too," said Fat Boy in a burst of inspiration. – The Holes and John Smith by Edward W. Ludwig
  12. Then it was the fat one? – Roger Ingleton, Minor by Talbot Baines Reed
  13. " Now," said I, " the fat certainly is all in the fire!" – 54-40 or Fight by Emerson Hough
  14. It'll make you grow and stop you getting too fat – The Rectory Children by Mrs Molesworth
  15. If too much were given the birds they would become very fat and get lazy. – Profitable Squab Breeding by Carl Dare
  16. And I too thought the women were too fat – Pan by Knut Hamsun
  17. " Well, so should I, Mrs. Scott," cordially exclaimed a little fat lady, as if here at last were an opinion in which all might rejoice to sympathize. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  18. The fat Mayor sighed, I think that he was going to offer himself. – The Red Cockade by Stanley J. Weyman
  19. He was so fat that his sides stuck far out. – The Tale of Brownie Beaver by Arthur Scott Bailey
  20. Did you notice the fat old lady in the second row, with her cloak a little thrown back? – The Hand of Ethelberta by Thomas Hardy
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