Definition of Fat

1. Adjective. Having an (over)abundance of flesh. "He hadn't remembered how fat she was"

2. Verb. Make fat or plump. "We will plump out that poor starving child"
Exact synonyms: Fatten, Fatten Out, Fatten Up, Fill Out, Flesh Out, Plump, Plump Out
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Entails: Feed, Give

3. Noun. A soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides). "Pizza has too much fat"
Substance meronyms: Adipose Cell, Fat Cell
Specialized synonyms: Edible Fat, Animal Fat, Cocoa Butter, Leaf Fat, Leaf Lard, Medulla, Myelin, Myeline, Polyunsaturated Fat
Terms within: Acylglycerol, Glyceride
Terms within: Triglyceride
Generic synonyms: Lipid, Lipide, Lipoid

4. Adjective. Having a relatively large diameter. "A fat rope"
Similar to: Thick

5. 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"
Exact synonyms: Adipose Tissue, Fatty Tissue
Generic synonyms: Animal Tissue
Specialized synonyms: Flab, Atheroma, Cellulite, Puppy Fat, Mons, Mons Pubis, Mons Veneris, Belly, Paunch, Love Handle, Spare Tire
Derivative terms: Fatty

6. Adjective. Containing or composed of fat. "Fat tissue"
Exact synonyms: Fatty
Similar to: Adipose, Buttery, Greasy, Oily, Oleaginous, Sebaceous, Suety, Superfatted
Derivative terms: Fattiness, Fatty
Antonyms: Nonfat

7. Noun. Excess bodily weight. "She disliked fatness in herself as well as in others"

8. Adjective. Lucrative. "A nice fat job"
Exact synonyms: Juicy
Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Profitable

9. Adjective. Marked by great fruitfulness. "Rich soil"
Exact synonyms: Fertile, Productive, Rich
Similar to: Fruitful
Derivative terms: Fertility, Productiveness, Richness, Richness

Definition of Fat

1. n. A large tub, cistern, or vessel; a vat.

2. a. Abounding with fat

3. n. 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.

4. v. t. To make fat; to fatten; to make plump and fleshy with abundant food; as, to fat fowls or sheep.

5. v. i. To grow fat, plump, and fleshy.

Definition of Fat

1. Acronym. (computing) file allocation table (file allocation table) ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) A large tub or vessel for water, wine, or other liquids; a cistern. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) A dry measure, generally equal to nine bushels. ¹

4. Adjective. Carrying a larger than normal amount of fat on one's body. ¹

5. Adjective. Thick. ¹

6. Adjective. Bountiful. ¹

7. Adjective. Variant form of '''phat'''. ¹

8. Noun. A specialized animal tissue with a high oil content, used for long-term storage of energy. ¹

9. Noun. A refined substance chemically resembling the oils in animal fat. ¹

10. Noun. That part of an organization deemed wasteful. ¹

11. Noun. (slang) An erection. ¹

12. Noun. (sports) A poorly played golf shot where the ball is struck by the top part of the club head. (See thin, shank, toe) ¹

13. Verb. (transitive archaic) To make fat; to fatten. ¹

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Definition of Fat

1. having an abundance of flesh [adj FATTER, FATTEST] / to make fat [v FATTED, FATTING, FATS] - See also: fat

Medical Definition of Fat

1. A triglyceride (lipid) that is usually solid at room temperature. Compare: oil. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Fat

fasting blood glucose
fasting glucose
fasting hypoglycaemia
fat (current term)
fat-soluble vitamin
fat-soluble vitamins
fat-storing cell

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