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NOUN (3)

1. a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides);
- Example: "pizza has too much fat"

2. a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs;
- Example: "fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold"
[syn: adipose tissue, fat, fatty tissue]

3. excess bodily weight;
- Example: "she disliked fatness in herself as well as in others"
[syn: fatness, fat, blubber, avoirdupois]


VERB (1)

1. make fat or plump;
- Example: "We will plump out that poor starving child"
[syn: fatten, fat, flesh out, fill out, plump, plump out, fatten out, fatten up]


ADJECTIVE (5)

1. having an (over)abundance of flesh;
- Example: "he hadn't remembered how fat she was"

2. having a relatively large diameter;
- Example: "a fat rope"

3. containing or composed of fat;
- Example: "fatty food"
- Example: "fat tissue"
[syn: fatty, fat]

4. lucrative;
- Example: "a juicy contract"
- Example: "a nice fat job"
[syn: fat, juicy]

5. marked by great fruitfulness;
- Example: "fertile farmland"
- Example: "a fat land"
- Example: "a productive vineyard"
- Example: "rich soil"
[syn: fat, fertile, productive, rich]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fat \Fat\, n. [See Vat, n.] 1. A large tub, cistern, or vessel; a vat. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] The fats shall overflow with wine and oil. --Joel ii. 24. [1913 Webster] 2. A measure of quantity, differing for different commodities. [Obs.] --Hebert. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fat \Fat\, a. [Compar. Fatter; superl. Fattest.] [AS. f[=ae]tt; akin to D. vet, G. fett, feist, Icel. feitr, Sw. fet, Dan. fed, and perh. to Gr. pi^dax spring, fountain, pidy`ein to gush forth, pi`wn fat, Skr. pi to swell.] 1. Abounding with fat; as: (a) Fleshy; characterized by fatness; plump; corpulent; not lean; as, a fat man; a fat ox. (b) Oily; greasy; unctuous; rich; -- said of food. [1913 Webster] 2. Exhibiting the qualities of a fat animal; coarse; heavy; gross; dull; stupid. [1913 Webster] Making our western wits fat and mean. --Emerson. [1913 Webster] Make the heart of this people fat. --Is. vi. 10. [1913 Webster] 3. Fertile; productive; as, a fat soil; a fat pasture. [1913 Webster] 4. Rich; producing a large income; desirable; as, a fat benefice; a fat office; a fat job. [1913 Webster] Now parson of Troston, a fat living in Suffolk. --Carlyle. [1913 Webster] 5. Abounding in riches; affluent; fortunate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Persons grown fat and wealthy by long impostures. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 6. (Typog.) 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. [1913 Webster] Fat lute, a mixture of pipe clay and oil for filling joints. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fat \Fat\, v. i. To grow fat, plump, and fleshy. [1913 Webster] An old ox fats as well, and is as good, as a young one. --Mortimer. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fat \Fat\, n. 1. (Physiol. Chem.) 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. [1913 Webster] Note: Animal fats are composed mainly of three distinct fats, tristearin, tripalmitin, and triolein, mixed in varying proportions. As olein is liquid at ordinary temperatures, while the other two fats are solid, it follows that the consistency or hardness of fats depends upon the relative proportion of the three individual fats. During the life of an animal, the fat is mainly in a liquid state in the fat cells, owing to the solubility of the two solid fats in the more liquid olein at the body temperature. Chemically, fats are composed of fatty acid, as stearic, palmitic, oleic, etc., united with glyceryl. In butter fat, olein and palmitin predominate, mixed with another fat characteristic of butter, butyrin. In the vegetable kingdom many other fats or glycerides are to be found, as myristin from nutmegs, a glyceride of lauric acid in the fat of the bay tree, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. The best or richest productions; the best part; as, to live on the fat of the land. [1913 Webster] 3. (Typog.) Work. containing much blank, or its equivalent, and, therefore, profitable to the compositor. [1913 Webster] Fat acid. (Chem.) See Sebacic acid, under Sebacic. Fat series, Fatty series (Chem.), the series of the paraffine hydrocarbons and their derivatives; the marsh gas or methane series. Natural fats (Chem.), the group of oily substances of natural occurrence, as butter, lard, tallow, etc., as distinguished from certain fatlike substance of artificial production, as paraffin. Most natural fats are essentially mixtures of triglycerides of fatty acids. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fat \Fat\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fatted; p. pr. & vb. n. atting.] [OE. fatten, AS. f[=ae]ttian. See Fat, a., and cf. Fatten.] To make fat; to fatten; to make plump and fleshy with abundant food; as, to fat fowls or sheep. [1913 Webster] We fat all creatures else to fat us. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

fat adj 1: having an (over)abundance of flesh; "he hadn't remembered how fat she was" [ant: lean, thin] 2: having a relatively large diameter; "a fat rope" 3: containing or composed of fat; "fatty food"; "fat tissue" [syn: fatty, fat] [ant: fat-free, fatless, nonfat] 4: lucrative; "a juicy contract"; "a nice fat job" [syn: fat, juicy] 5: marked by great fruitfulness; "fertile farmland"; "a fat land"; "a productive vineyard"; "rich soil" [syn: fat, fertile, productive, rich] n 1: a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides); "pizza has too much fat" 2: 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" [syn: adipose tissue, fat, fatty tissue] 3: excess bodily weight; "she disliked fatness in herself as well as in others" [syn: fatness, fat, blubber, avoirdupois] [ant: leanness, spareness, thinness] v 1: make fat or plump; "We will plump out that poor starving child" [syn: fatten, fat, flesh out, fill out, plump, plump out, fatten out, fatten up]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

394 Moby Thesaurus words for "fat": Boeotian, Haliver Oil, abounding, abounding in riches, abundant, adipose, adipose tissue, advantageous, affluent, all-sufficing, ample, animal oil, animal oils, aplenty, asinine, balmy, banausic, become overweight, bedizenment, beef tallow, beef-brained, beef-witted, beefy, big, big-bellied, big-rich, bloated, blockish, blocky, blooming, blossoming, blown up, blowzy, blubber, blubbery, bone oil, booming, bosomy, bottlenose oil, bottomless, bounteous, bountiful, bovine, brawny, breadwinning, broad, broad-bodied, bulky, bull, bullnecked, burly, butter, butterfat, buttery, butyraceous, buxom, cerate, champion, choice, cholesterol, chosen, chrismal, chrismatory, chubby, chumpish, chunky, clear, cloddish, coarse, cod-liver oil, comfortable, consonant, copious, corpulent, cowish, crass, cream, deep, dense, diffuse, dilated, disgustingly rich, distended, doegling oil, doltish, dripping, drippings, dropsical, drying oil, dullard, dumb, dumpy, duncical, duncish, duplication, duplication of effort, edematous, effuse, elect, elite, embellishment, enchymatous, engross, epidemic, essential oil, ester, exhaustless, expletive, extravagance, extravagant, exuberant, fair, fatten, fattish, fatty, fatty oil, featherbedding, fertile, filling, fish oil, fixed oil, flatulent, fleshy, flourishing, flower, flowering, flush, frightfully rich, frill, frills, frippery, fruiting, full, full-bodied, gain weight, gainful, galore, gassy, gather flesh, generous, ghee, gingerbread, glyceride, going strong, goose grease, grease, greasy, great, gross, halcyon, heavy, heavyset, heavyweight, hefty, hippy, husky, hydrogenated fat, imposing, in full swing, in funds, in good case, in plenty, in quantity, in the money, incrassate, independent, independently rich, independently wealthy, ineducable, inexhaustible, inflated, klutzy, lanolin, lard, lard oil, lardaceous, lardy, lavish, leaden, liberal, lipid, lipin, lipoid, lipoma, loaded, lucrative, lumpish, lusty, luxuriant, luxurious, luxury, made of money, many, margarine, massive, massy, maximal, meaty, mineral oil, moneyed, moneymaking, much, mucoid, mutton tallow, needlessness, negligible, nonesuch, nonpareil, numerous, oafish, obese, off, oil, oily, oleaginous, oleic, oleo, oleomargarine, oleum, oofy, opaque, optimum, opulent, ornamentation, orotund, outside, overabundance, overadornment, overblown, overflow, overflowing, overkill, overlap, overmuch, overplus, overweight, padding, palmy, paragon, paunchy, paying, payroll padding, pick, pinguefy, piping, plenitudinous, plenteous, plentiful, plenty, pleonasm, plethora, plethoric, plump, podgy, polyunsaturated fat, ponderous, porpoise oil, portly, potbellied, prevailing, prevalent, pride, prime, prize, prodigal, productive, profitable, profuse, profusive, prolixity, prospering, provided for, pudgy, puffed up, puffy, pug, pugged, pursy, put on weight, queen, quintessence, rampant, redundance, redundancy, remunerative, replete, resounding, retrousse, rich, rich as Croesus, rife, ringing, riotous, rolling in money, roly-poly, rosy, rotund, round, running over, seal oil, sebaceous, sebum, select, shortening, sleek, slender, slick, slight, slim, slippery, small, smooth, snub-nosed, soapy, sonorous, sottish, square, squat, squattish, squatty, stalwart, steroid, stocky, stout, strapping, stubbed, stubby, stumpy, stupid, suet, suety, superabundant, superfluity, superfluousness, superlative, surfeit, surplus, swelled, swollen, tallow, tallowy, tautology, teeming, the best, the best ever, the tops, the very best, thick, thick-bodied, thickset, three-dimensional, thriving, top, top-heavy, tubby, tumid, turgid, turned-up, unctuous, unguent, unguentary, unguentous, unnecessariness, unsaturated fat, unteachable, vegetable oil, ventose, verbosity, vibrant, vigorous, viscous, volatile oil, wallowing in wealth, warm, wealthy, weighty, well provided for, well-fed, well-fixed, well-found, well-furnished, well-heeled, well-off, well-paying, well-provided, well-stocked, well-to-do, whale oil, wholesale, wide, windy, wool fat, worthwhile, wrongheaded
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

FAT File Allocation Table (DOS)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

File Allocation Table FAT FAT32 (FAT) The component of an MS-DOS or Windows 95 file system which describes the files, directories, and free space on a hard disk or floppy disk. A disk is divided into partitions. Under the FAT file system each partition is divided into clusters, each of which can be one or more sectors, depending on the size of the partition. Each cluster is either allocated to a file or directory or it is free (unused). A directory lists the name, size, modification time and starting cluster of each file or subdirectory it contains. At the start of the partition is a table (the FAT) with one entry for each cluster. Each entry gives the number of the next cluster in the same file or a special value for "not allocated" or a special value for "this is the last cluster in the chain". The first few clusters after the FAT contain the root directory. The FAT file system was originally created for the CP/M[?] operating system where files were catalogued using 8-bit addressing. MS DOS's FAT allows only 8.3 filenames. With the introduction of MS-DOS 4 an incompatible 16-bit FAT (FAT16) with 32-kilobyte clusters was introduced that allowed partitions of up to 2 gigabytes. Microsoft later created FAT32 to support partitions larger than two gigabytes and pathnames greater that 256 characters. It also allows more efficient use of disk space since clusters are four kilobytes rather than 32 kilobytes. FAT32 was first available in OEM Service Release 2 of Windows 95 in 1996. It is not fully backward compatible with the 16-bit and 8-bit FATs. IDG article (http://idg.net/idgframes/english/content.cgi?vc=docid_9-62525.html). (http://home.c2i.net/tkjoerne/os/fat.htm). (http://teleport.com/~brainy/). (http://209.67.75.168/hardware/fatgen.htm). (http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q154/9/97.asp). Compare: NTFS. [How big is a FAT? Is the term used outside MS DOS? How long is a FAT16 filename?] (2000-02-05)
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Fat (Heb. heleb) denotes the richest part of the animal, or the fattest of the flock, in the account of Abel's sacrifice (Gen. 4:4). It sometimes denotes the best of any production (Gen. 45:18; Num. 18:12; Ps. 81:16; 147:47). The fat of sacrifices was to be burned (Lev. 3:9-11; 4:8; 7:3; 8:25; Num. 18:17. Comp. Ex. 29:13-22; Lev. 3:3-5). It is used figuratively for a dull, stupid state of mind (Ps 17:10). In Joel 2:24 the word is equivalent to "vat," a vessel. The hebrew word here thus rendered is elsewhere rendered "wine-fat" and "press-fat" (Hag. 2:16; Isa. 63:2).