A man measures his fat belly.
- The definition of fat is plump, obese or containing grease or oil.
- An example of fat is the nature of a 500 pound person.
- An example of fat is the nature of greasy french fries.
- Fat is defined as the semisolid or solid fatty acids found in animal tissue.
An example of fat is the greasy, white substance found on the edges and inside the meat on a piece of steak.
- containing or full of fat; oily, greasy, etc.
- having much fat in relation to lean: said of meat
- containing volatile oil: fat coal
- containing much resin: fat wood
- fleshy; plump
- too plump; corpulent; obese
- thick; broad: the fat part of a baseball bat, a fat cigar
- containing something valuable in great quantity; fertile; productive: fat land
- profitable; lucrative: a fat job
- supplied plentifully; ample
- Slang desirable because large or important: a fat role for an actor
Origin of fatMiddle English from Old English fætt, past participle of fætan, to fatten, akin to German feist, plump from Old High German feizzen, to make fat from Indo-European an unverified form poid- from base an unverified form pi-, to be fat, distended from source Classical Greek pimel?, lard, Sanskrit p?ná-, fat
- any of various mixtures of solid or semisolid triglycerides found in adipose animal tissue or in the seeds of plants: they are insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents
- any such substance used in cooking
- fleshiness; plumpness; corpulence
- the richest or finest part of anything
- anything unnecessary or superfluous that can be trimmed away
- Chem. a class of neutral lipids consisting of the various triglycerides: they are called oils if in the liquid state
intransitive verbfat′ted, fat′ting
Origin of fatME fatten < OE fættian
a fat lot
Origin of fatsee fatadjective: used ironically
chew the fat
a fat chance
Origin of fatsee fatadjective: used ironically
live off the fat of the land
Origin of fatafter LL(Ec) medulla terrae, Gen. 45:18
the fat is in the fire
- a. The ester of glycerol and one, two, or three fatty acids.b. Any of various soft, solid, or semisolid organic compounds constituting the esters of glycerol and fatty acids and their associated organic groups.c. 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.d. Animal tissue containing such substances.e. A solidified animal or vegetable oil.
- Obesity; corpulence: health risks associated with fat.
- Unnecessary excess: “would drain the appropriation's fat without cutting into education's muscle” ( New York Times )
- Having much or too much fat or flesh; plump or obese.
- Full of fat or oil; greasy.
- Abounding in desirable elements: a paycheck fat with bonus money.
- Fertile or productive; rich: “It was a fine, green, fat landscape” ( Robert Louis Stevenson )
- Having an abundance or amplitude; well-stocked: a fat larder.
- a. Yielding profit or plenty; lucrative or rewarding: a fat promotion.b. Prosperous; wealthy: grew fat on illegal profits.
- a. Thick; large: a fat book.b. Puffed up; swollen: a fat lip.
tr. & intr.v.fat·ted, fat·ting, fats
Origin of fatMiddle English from Old English fǣtt fatted ; see peiə- in Indo-European roots.
- 1882, James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, volume 4, page 429:
- 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.
From Middle English, from Old English fæt (“vat, vessel, jar, cup, casket, division”), from Proto-Germanic *fatą (“vessel”), from Proto-Indo-European *pod- (“vessel”). Cognate with Dutch vat (“barrel, vessel”), German Fass (“barrel, drum”), Swedish fat (“barrel, dish, cask”). See vat.
(comparative fatter, superlative fattest)
- Carrying more fat than usual on one's body; plump; not lean or thin.
- The fat man had trouble getting through the door.
- The fattest pig should yield the most meat.
- The fat wallets of the men from the city brought joy to the peddlers.
- Oily; greasy; unctuous; rich; said of food.
- Bible, Is. vi. 10
- Make the heart of this people fat.
- Fertile; productive.
- a fat soil; a fat pasture
- Rich; producing a large income; desirable.
- a fat benefice; a fat office; a fat job
- Abounding in riches; affluent; fortunate.
- (dated, printing) Of a character which enables the compositor to make large wages; said of matter containing blank, cuts, or many leads, etc.
- a fat take; a fat page
- Alternative form of phat.
(usually uncountable, plural fats)
- (uncountable) A specialized animal tissue with a high oil content, used for long-term storage of energy.
- (countable) A refined substance chemically resembling the oils in animal fat.
- That part of an organization deemed wasteful.
- We need to trim the fat in this company
- (slang) An erection.
- "I saw Daniel crack a fat."
- (golf) A poorly played shot where the ball is struck by the top part of the club head. (see also thin, shank, toe)
- The best or richest productions; the best part.
- to live on the fat of the land
- (dated, printing) Work containing much blank, or its equivalent, and therefore profitable to the compositor.
(third-person singular simple present fats, present participle fatting, simple past and past participle fatted)
- (archaic) To make fat; to fatten.
- kill the fatted calf
- (intransitive, archaic) To become fat; to fatten.
From Middle English, from Old English fǣtt (“fatted, fat”), from Proto-Germanic *faitidaz (“fatted”), originally the past participle of the verb *faitijaną (“to make fat”), from *faitaz (“fat”), from Proto-Indo-European *poid- (“to abound in water, milk, or fat”), from Proto-Indo-European *poi- (“sap, juice”). Cognate with German feist (“fatted, plump, obese”). Related also to Dutch vet (“fat”), German fett (“fat, corpulent”), Swedish fet (“fat, oily, fatty”), Icelandic feitur (“fat”).
fat - Computer Definition
(File Allocation Table) The mechanism that keeps track of files stored on disk in the FAT file system, which originated in DOS and was used in Windows prior to the NTFS file system. However, the FAT32 format is widely used with external devices for compatibility on all platforms (see FAT32). The FAT Table When a disk is high-level formatted, the FAT table is recorded twice and contains an entry for each cluster on the disk. The file system's directory list, which contains file name, extension, date, etc., points to the FAT entry where the file starts. If a file is larger than one cluster, the first FAT entry points to the next FAT entry where the second cluster of the file is stored and so on to the end of the file. If a cluster becomes damaged, its FAT entry is marked as such, and that cluster is never used again. The original 16-bit version of (FAT16) supported hard disk partitions up to 4GB and files as large as 2GB. The 32-bit version dramatically increased capacity. See FAT32, NTFS, inode and file system.