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Etymology

Old English fætt

Pronunciation

Adjective

fat (comparative fatt, superlative er)

Positive
fat

Comparative
fatt

Superlative
er

  1. Carrying a larger than normal amount of fat on one's body.
    The fat man had trouble getting through the door.
  2. Thick.
    The fat wallets of the men from the city brought joy to the peddlers.
  3. Bountiful.
  4. Variant form of phat.
  5. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) (sports) A poorly played golf shot where the ball is struck by the top part of the club head. (See Thin,Shank,Toe)

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Noun

fat (uncountable and countable; plural fats)

  1. (uncountable) A specialized animal tissue with a high oil content, used for long-term storage of energy.
  2. (countable) A refined substance chemically resembling the oils in animal fat.
  3. That part of an organization deemed wasteful.
    We need to trim the fat in this company
  4. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A large tub, cistern, or vessel; a vat.
  5. A person or animal that is overweight or obese.

Synonyms

  • (animal tissue): adipose tissue, lard (in animals; derogatory slang when used of human fat)
  • (substance chemically resembling the oils in animal fat): grease, lard
  • (tub): vat
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  • 1882, In 1431 New College purchases brewing vessels, under the names of a mash fat, for 6s. 10d., a wort fat for 2s., a 'Gilleding' tub for 2s. 6d., and two tunning barrels at 8d. each, a leaden boiler for 24s., another for 12s., and a great copper beer pot for 13s. 4d. — James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, volume 4, page 429.

Translations

vat See vat

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Verb

Infinitive
to fat

Third person singular
fats

Simple past
fatted

Past participle
-

Present participle
fatting

to fat (third-person singular simple present fats, present participle fatting, simple past and past participle fatted)
  1. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To make fat; to fatten.
    kill the fatted calf

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Anagrams

  • aft - (alphagram)

Albanian

Noun

fat

  1. luck

Catalan

Etymology

Latin fatum

Noun

fat

  1. fate

French

Etymology

Latin fatuus

Noun

fat

  1. conceited

Icelandic

Declension of fat
(singular) (plural)
(indefinite) (definite) (indefinite) (definite)
nominative fat fatið föt fötin
accusative fat fatið föt fötin
dative fati fatinu fötum fötunum
genitive fats fatsins fata fatanna
Other words with the same declension

Etymology

Old Norse

Noun

fat n.

  1. vessel
  2. piece of clothing

Norwegian

Noun

fat n. (definite singular fatet; indefinite plural fat; definite plural fata/fatene)

  1. plate
  2. vat
  3. barrel

Swedish

Inflection for fat Singular Plural
Neuter Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative fat fatet fat faten
Genitive fats fatets fats fatens

Noun

fat

  1. saucer; a small dish
  2. plate (serving dish)
  3. barrel (oil or wine), cask, keg (beer)
  4. barrel; a unit of volume. Usually referring to the oil barrel of 158.9873 liters

Derived terms

saucer
serving dish
barrel; container

Idioms


Volapük

Case Singular Plural
Nominative fat fats
Accusative fati fatis
Genitive fata fatas
Dative fate fates

Etymology

German Vater, English father

Pronunciation

Noun

fat

  1. father

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