American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A large vessel, such as a tub, cistern, or barrel, used to hold or store liquids.
- v. To put into or treat in a vat.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An abbreviation of Vatican.
- n. A large tub, vessel, or cistern, especially one for holding liquors in an immature state, as chemical preparations for dyeing or for tanning leather.
- n. A liquid measure in the Netherlands, corresponding to the hectoliter—about 22 imperial gallons.
- n. In metallurgy: A vessel used in the wet treatment of ores, A square hollow place on the back of a calcining-furnace, in which tin ore is laid for the purpose of being dried
- To put in a vat; treat in a vat.
- n. A large tub, such as is used for making wine or for tanning.
- v. transitive To blend (wines or spirits) in a vat.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A large vessel, cistern, or tub, especially one used for holding liquors in an immature state, chemical preparations for dyeing, or for tanning, or for tanning leather, or the like.
- n. A measure for liquids, and also a dry measure; especially, a liquid measure in Belgium and Holland, corresponding to the hectoliter of the metric system, which contains 22.01 imperial gallons, or 26.4 standard gallons in the United States.
- n. A wooden tub for washing ores and mineral substances in.
- n. A square, hollow place on the back of a calcining furnace, where tin ore is laid to dry.
- n. (R. C. Ch.) A vessel for holding holy water.
- v. To put or transfer into a vat.
- n. a large open vessel for holding or storing liquids
- n. a tax levied on the difference between a commodity's price before taxes and its cost of production
- From Middle English, a variant of fat, from Old English fæt ("vat, vessel"). Cognate with Old Norse fat ("luggage, pail") (Danish fad, Icelandic fat), German Fass, Dutch vat, West Frisian fet. More at fat. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, variant of fat, from Old English fæt. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Have fun you will find that a vat is a lonely place for a brain”
“Cloth steeped in the vat is also green until contact with the air, when it immediately becomes a good blue: Introduction of acids changes the direction of the pores in the fibers, allowing only the blue rays pass.”
“The indigo vat is subject to two significant problems, he found.”
“It clearly states shipping and vat is included in the price.”
“La la, the salt vat is no place for my kissed lips and love - lavished body.”
“While she was speaking the man was trying to push a heavy brewer's vat from the long sledge.”
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“If you start with the null position you can't get past the brain vat.”
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“In the vat were a dozen bankers on tiptoe, their chins held aloft just above the hissing brew, brandishing signs that said BOIL THE QUANTS.”
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