American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The ester of glycerol and one, two, or three fatty acids.
- n. Any of various soft, solid, or semisolid organic compounds constituting the esters of glycerol and fatty acids and their associated organic groups.
- n. A mixture of such compounds occurring widely in organic tissue, especially in the adipose tissue of animals and in the seeds, nuts, and fruits of plants.
- n. Animal tissue containing such substances.
- n. A solidified animal or vegetable oil.
- n. Obesity; corpulence.
- n. The best or richest part: living off the fat of the land.
- n. Unnecessary excess: "would drain the appropriation's fat without cutting into education's muscle” ( New York Times).
- adj. Having much or too much fat or flesh; plump or obese.
- adj. Full of fat or oil; greasy.
- adj. Abounding in desirable elements.
- adj. Fertile or productive; rich: "It was a fine, green, fat landscape” ( Robert Louis Stevenson).
- adj. Having an abundance or amplitude; well-stocked: a fat larder.
- adj. Yielding profit or plenty; lucrative or rewarding: a fat promotion.
- adj. Prosperous; wealthy: grew fat on illegal profits.
- adj. Thick; large: a fat book.
- adj. Puffed up; swollen: a fat lip.
- v. To make or become fat; fatten.
- idiom. a fat lot Slang Very little or none at all: a fat lot of good it will do him.
- idiom. fat chance Slang Very little or no chance.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having much flesh other than muscle; having an unusual amount of flesh; corpulent; obese: as, a fat man; a fat ox.
- Containing the substance called fat (see II.); containing or consisting of fat, oil, or grease; oily; greasy; unctuous: as, a fat dish; fat cheese.
- Hence Containing much resin; resinous: as, fat pine.
- Containing much plastic or unctuous matter; pinguid: said of clay which is free from intermingled sand, and consequently highly plastic; or of lime made from limestone which contains but a small amount (ten per cent. or less) of the ordinary impurities of limestone — silica, alumina, oxid of iron, etc.
- Having or showing, in mind or movement, the qualities of a fat animal; heavy; dull; stupid.
- Well supplied with what is needful or desired; abounding in comforts; prosperous.
- Abundant in production, or yielding large profits; rich in results or yield; profitable.
- Nautical, broad, as the quarter of a ship.
- n. A white or yellowish oily solid substance forming the chief part of the adipose tissue of animals, and also found in plants. In chemistry the fats are odorless, tasteless, colorless or white bodies, which may be either solid or liquid. They are insoluble in water and cold alcohol, but dissolve freely in ether, chloroform, and benzine. The solid neutral fats, like spermaceti, suet, and lard, and the liquid non-volatile oils, like sperm- and olive-oil, are classed together as fats. They are compound ethers formed by the union of fatty acids with the triatomic alcohol glycerin. They are composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, but contain no nitrogen. The most common and abundant are stearin, palmitin. and olein. Of these stearin and palmitin are solids at ordinary temperatures, and olein is a liquid. Most animal and vegetable fats are mixtures of two or more of the simple fats, and their hardness depends largely on the relative quantity of olein or other liquid fat in them. When a fat is treated with an alkali, the fatty acid unites with the alkaline base, making a soap, and glycerin is set free. When a soap is treated with an acid, the base is taken from the fatty acid which is thus set free.
- n. The best or richest part of a thing.
- n. In type-setting, work which for any reason is unusually profitable to the compositor. See fat work, above.
- To make fat; fatten.
- To become fat; grow fat.
- n. A large open vessel for water, wine, or other liquids; a tub; a cistern: now usually vat (which see).
- n. A dry measure, generally equal to 9 bushels. The statement sometimes met with that a fat was 14 bushels arose simply from a misprint of 56 for 36 (the number of bushels in a chaldron). The Swedish fat is only 158 liters.
- In painting, rich; full of color.
- n. A local Australian term for fat or marketable cattle.
- In leather-manuf, to smear over with a heavy oil.
- n. obsolete A large tub or vessel for water, wine, or other liquids; a cistern.
- n. obsolete A dry measure, generally equal to nine bushels.
- adj. Carrying a larger than normal amount of fat on one's body.
- adj. Thick.
- adj. Bountiful.
- adj. Variant form of phat.
- n. uncountable A specialized animal tissue with a high oil content, used for long-term storage of energy.
- n. countable A refined substance chemically resembling the oils in animal fat.
- n. That part of an organization deemed wasteful.
- n. slang An erection.
- n. golf A poorly played shot where the ball is struck by the top part of the club head. (see also thin, shank, toe)
- v. transitive, archaic To make fat; to fatten.
- v. intransitive, archaic To become fat; to fatten.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A large tub, cistern, or vessel; a vat.
- n. obsolete A measure of quantity, differing for different commodities.
- adj. Abounding with fat.
- adj. Fleshy; characterized by fatness; plump; corpulent; not lean.
- adj. Oily; greasy; unctuous; rich; -- said of food.
- adj. Exhibiting the qualities of a fat animal; coarse; heavy; gross; dull; stupid.
- adj. Fertile; productive.
- adj. Rich; producing a large income; desirable.
- adj. obsolete Abounding in riches; affluent; fortunate.
- adj. (Typog.) Of a character which enables the compositor to make large wages; -- said of matter containing blank, cuts, or many leads, etc.
- n. (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.
- n. The best or richest productions; the best part.
- n. (Typog.) Work. containing much blank, or its equivalent, and, therefore, profitable to the compositor.
- v. To make fat; to fatten; to make plump and fleshy with abundant food.
- v. To grow fat, plump, and fleshy.
- adj. lucrative.
- adj. containing or composed of fat
- n. a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides)
- adj. having an (over)abundance of flesh
- v. make fat or plump
- n. a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs
- adj. marked by great fruitfulness
- adj. having a relatively large diameter
- n. excess bodily weight
- From Middle English, from Old English fæt ("vat, vessel, jar, cup, casket, division"), from Proto-Germanic *fatan (“vessel”), from Proto-Indo-European *pod- (“vessel”). Cognate with Dutch vat ("barrel, vessel"), German Fass ("barrel, drum"), Swedish fat ("barrel, dish, cask"). See vat. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English fǣtt, fatted; see peiə- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Clean the meat, remove excess fat, and place the meat in a very hot frying pan _without any fat_.”
“Mutton fat so prepared is sometimes termed _savory fat_.”
“Heat an iron frying pan until hot; oil it with a bit of fat from the meat; _then remove the fat_.”
“V. i.112 (241,5) [as fat and fulsome] [W: flat] _Fat_ means _dull_; so we say a _fatheaded_ fellow; _fat_ likewise means _gross_, and is sometimes used for _obscene_; and _fat_ is more congruent to _fulsome_ than _flat_.”
“So – although I consider 12% fat close too ideal in terms of needed fat – up-too 25% is fine if it serves a purpose – an extra 300 calories of coconut – beans – peanut butter or olive oil – each one of these would provide an extra boost of value to a low-calorie diet and if the fat% reached 25% – it would be fine”
“The tonic bubbles and the lime, like the cucumber and mint, will refresh the palate, which has been encased in fat from the heavy cream.”
“However, because fat is the most concentrated source of calories, it is difficult to consume a high calorie diet that is low in fat and it is not recommended that children with AGS restrict fat.”
“The word fat was swirling through my head, sounding the alarms.”
“When religious people gather, they bring Pyrex dishes full of handmade dishes invented back when the term fat-free didn't exist and the closest equivalent word was bland.”
“I am permanently banishing the word fat from my vocabulary.”
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