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fat

 (făt)
n.
1.
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.
2. Obesity; corpulence: health risks associated with fat.
3. Unnecessary excess: "would drain the appropriation's fat without cutting into education's muscle" (New York Times).
adj. fat·ter, fat·test
1. Having much or too much fat or flesh; plump or obese.
2. Full of fat or oil; greasy.
3. Abounding in desirable elements: a paycheck fat with bonus money.
4. Fertile or productive; rich: "It was a fine, green, fat landscape" (Robert Louis Stevenson).
5. Having an abundance or amplitude; well-stocked: a fat larder.
6.
a. Yielding profit or plenty; lucrative or rewarding: a fat promotion.
b. Prosperous; wealthy: grew fat on illegal profits.
7.
a. Thick; large: a fat book.
b. Puffed up; swollen: a fat lip.
tr. & intr.v. fat·ted, fat·ting, fats
To make or become fat; fatten.
Idioms:
a fat lot Slang
Very little or none at all: a fat lot of good it will do him.
fat chance Slang
Very little or no chance.
the fat is in the fire
Bad consequences are sure to follow; trouble lies ahead.
the fat of the land
Desirable resources, especially when acquired with little effort: I fantasized about buying a farm and living off the fat of the land.

[Middle English, from Old English fǣtt, fatted; see peiə- in Indo-European roots.]

fat′ly adv.
fat′ness n.
Synonyms: fat, overweight, obese, corpulent, portly, stout, pudgy, rotund, plump1, chubby
These adjectives mean having an abundance and often an excess of flesh. Fat implies more weight than one desires or than is considered desirable by social norms: was getting fat and decided to exercise. Overweight conveys the sense that the weight is above a medical standard for age or height and may be unhealthy: oversized garments for overweight customers. Another word with medical connotations, obese means grossly overweight: "a woman of robust frame ... though stout, not obese" (Charlotte Brontë).
While corpulent also refers to conspicuous body weight, it is not always as judgmental a term as obese: the corpulent figure of the seated Buddha. Portly refers to bulk combined with a stately or imposing bearing: A portly guard blocked the doorway. Stout denotes a thickset, bulky figure: a painting of stout peasants. Pudgy means short and fat: pudgy fingers. Rotund refers to the roundness of figure associated with a spreading midsection: "this pink-faced rotund specimen of prosperity" (George Eliot).
Plump and chubby apply to a pleasing fullness of figure: a plump little toddler; chubby cheeks.

fat

(fæt)
n
1. (Elements & Compounds) any of a class of naturally occurring soft greasy solids that are esters of glycerol and certain fatty acids. They are present in some plants and in the adipose tissue of animals, forming a reserve energy source, and are used in making soap and paint and in the food industry. See also oil1
2. (Biochemistry) vegetable or animal tissue containing fat.
3. corpulence, obesity, or plumpness
4. the best or richest part of something
5. (Theatre) a part in a play that gives an actor a good opportunity to show his talents
6. chew the fat slang
a. to argue over a point
b. to talk idly; gossip
7. the fat is in the fire an irrevocable action has been taken, esp one from which dire consequences are expected
8. the fat of the land the best that is obtainable
adj, fatter or fattest
9. having much or too much flesh or fat
10. (Cookery) consisting of or containing fat; greasy: fat pork.
11. profitable; lucrative: a fat year.
12. affording great opportunities: a fat part in the play.
13. fertile or productive: a fat land.
14. thick, broad, or extended: a fat log of wood.
15. (Chemistry) having a high content of a particular material or ingredient, such as resin in wood or oil in paint
16. plentifully supplied: a fat larder.
17. slang empty; stupid: get this into your fat head.
18. slang very little or none; minimal (in phrases such as a fat chance, a fat lot of good, etc)
vb, fats, fatting or fatted
to make or become fat; fatten
[Old English fǣtt, past participle of fǣtan to cram; related to Old Norse feita, Old High German feizen to fatten; compare Gothic fētjan to adorn]
ˈfatless adj
ˈfatˌlike adj
ˈfatly adv
ˈfatness n
ˈfattish adj

fat

(fæt)

n., adj. fat•ter, fat•test, v., fat•ted, fat•ting. n.
1. any of several oily solids or semisolids that are water-insoluble esters of glycerol with fatty acids and are the chief component of animal adipose tissue and many plant seeds: used in cookery and in the manufacture of soaps and other products.
2. animal tissue containing much of this substance.
3. obesity; corpulence.
4. the richest or best part of anything: the fat of the land.
5. an overabundance or excess; superfluity or reserve: a budget without fat.
adj.
6. having too much flabby tissue; corpulent; obese: a fat person.
7. plump; well-fed: a fat chicken.
8. consisting of or containing fat; greasy; oily: fat meat.
9. profitable; lucrative: a fat job in government.
10. affording good opportunities, esp. for gain: a fat recording contract.
11. wealthy; prosperous; rich: to grow fat on bribes and graft.
12. big, broad, or extended; thick: a fat roll of fifty-dollar bills.
13. plentiful; abundant: a fat supply of food.
14. plentifully supplied: a fat larder.
15. dull; stupid.
16. (of paint) having more oil than pigment. Compare lean 2 (def. 6).
17. fertile, as land; productive.
v.t., v.i.
18. to make or become fat.
Idioms:
1. fat chance, a very slight chance; small probability.
2. the fat is in the fire, something has been done or started that cannot be reversed and will probably have dramatic or serious consequences.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English fǣtt]
fat′less, adj.
fat′ness, n.

fat

(făt)
Any of a large number of oily compounds that are widely found in plant and animal tissues and serve mainly as a reserve source of energy. In mammals, fat is deposited beneath the skin and around the internal organs, where it also protects and insulates against heat loss. Fats are made chiefly of triglycerides, each molecule of which contains three fatty acids. See more at saturated fat, unsaturated fat.
Did You Know? Millions of Americans are trying to lose adipose tissue, also known as fat. It's hard to do, because we love to eat fatty foods, which usually taste good. Many of the chemicals that give food pleasant flavors are easily dissolved in fats—the fattier a food is, the more of these flavorful compounds it may carry. Having some fat is necessary. Just as a city keeps extra water in a reservoir, we store reservoirs of energy most efficiently as fat. An ounce of fat, for example, contains more than twice as much stored energy—calories—as does an ounce of protein or carbohydrates. Fat is also an excellent insulator. Sea mammals, such as whales, have thick layers of fat, called blubber, to keep them comfortable in chilly waters. A whale's blubber may be two feet thick—now that's fat!

fat


Past participle: fatted
Gerund: fatting

Imperative
fat
fat
Present
I fat
you fat
he/she/it fats
we fat
you fat
they fat
Preterite
I fatted
you fatted
he/she/it fatted
we fatted
you fatted
they fatted
Present Continuous
I am fatting
you are fatting
he/she/it is fatting
we are fatting
you are fatting
they are fatting
Present Perfect
I have fatted
you have fatted
he/she/it has fatted
we have fatted
you have fatted
they have fatted
Past Continuous
I was fatting
you were fatting
he/she/it was fatting
we were fatting
you were fatting
they were fatting
Past Perfect
I had fatted
you had fatted
he/she/it had fatted
we had fatted
you had fatted
they had fatted
Future
I will fat
you will fat
he/she/it will fat
we will fat
you will fat
they will fat
Future Perfect
I will have fatted
you will have fatted
he/she/it will have fatted
we will have fatted
you will have fatted
they will have fatted
Future Continuous
I will be fatting
you will be fatting
he/she/it will be fatting
we will be fatting
you will be fatting
they will be fatting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been fatting
you have been fatting
he/she/it has been fatting
we have been fatting
you have been fatting
they have been fatting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been fatting
you will have been fatting
he/she/it will have been fatting
we will have been fatting
you will have been fatting
they will have been fatting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been fatting
you had been fatting
he/she/it had been fatting
we had been fatting
you had been fatting
they had been fatting
Conditional
I would fat
you would fat
he/she/it would fat
we would fat
you would fat
they would fat
Past Conditional
I would have fatted
you would have fatted
he/she/it would have fatted
we would have fatted
you would have fatted
they would have fatted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fat - a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides)fat - a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides); "pizza has too much fat"
adipose cell, fat cell - cells composed of fat
edible fat - oily or greasy matter making up the bulk of fatty tissue in animals and in seeds and other plant tissue
animal fat - any fat obtained from animals; "animal fat is high in saturated fatty acids"
cocoa butter - a yellow-white fat from cocoa beans
leaf fat, leaf lard - fat lining the abdomen and kidneys in hogs which is used to make lard
acylglycerol, glyceride - an ester of glycerol and fatty acids that occurs naturally as fats and fatty oils; "fresh fats contain glycerides of fatty acids and very little free acid"
triglyceride - glyceride occurring naturally in animal and vegetable tissues; it consists of three individual fatty acids bound together in a single large molecule; an important energy source forming much of the fat stored by the body
lipid, lipide, lipoid - an oily organic compound insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents; essential structural component of living cells (along with proteins and carbohydrates)
medulla, myelin, myeline - a white fatty substance that forms a medullary sheath around the axis cylinder of some nerve fibers
polyunsaturated fat - a class of fats having long carbon chains with many double bonds unsaturated with hydrogen atoms; used in some margarines; supposedly associated with low blood cholesterol
2.fat - a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energyfat - 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"
animal tissue - the tissue in the bodies of animals
flab - loose or flaccid body fat
atheroma - a fatty deposit in the intima (inner lining) of an artery; can obstruct blood flow
cellulite - lumpy deposits of body fat especially on women's thighs etc.
puppy fat - fat on the body of a baby or child; disappears at adolescence
mons, mons pubis, mons veneris - a mound of fatty tissue covering the pubic area in women
paunch, belly - a protruding abdomen
love handle, spare tire - excess fat around the waistline
3.fat - excess bodily weightfat - excess bodily weight; "she disliked fatness in herself as well as in others"
bodily property - an attribute of the body
adiposeness, adiposity, fattiness - having the property of containing fat; "he recommended exercise to reduce my adiposity"
abdominousness, paunchiness - the bodily property of a protruding belly
greasiness, oiliness, oleaginousness - consisting of or covered with oil
corpulency, fleshiness, obesity - more than average fatness
steatopygia - an extreme accumulation of fat on the buttocks
Verb1.fat - make fat or plump; "We will plump out that poor starving child"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
Adj.1.fat - having an (over)abundance of flesh; "he hadn't remembered how fat she was"
endomorphic, pyknic - having a squat and fleshy build; "a pyknic practical joke"
rounded - curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged; "low rounded hills"; "rounded shoulders"
thick - not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions; "an inch thick"; "a thick board"; "a thick sandwich"; "spread a thick layer of butter"; "thick coating of dust"; "thick warm blankets"
lean, thin - lacking excess flesh; "you can't be too rich or too thin"; "Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look"-Shakespeare
2.fat - having a relatively large diameter; "a fat rope"
thick - not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions; "an inch thick"; "a thick board"; "a thick sandwich"; "spread a thick layer of butter"; "thick coating of dust"; "thick warm blankets"
3.fat - containing or composed of fat; "fatty food"; "fat tissue"
4.fat - lucrative; "a juicy contract"; "a nice fat job"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
profitable - yielding material gain or profit; "profitable speculation on the stock market"
5.fat - marked by great fruitfulness; "fertile farmland"; "a fat land"; "a productive vineyard"; "rich soil"
fruitful - productive or conducive to producing in abundance; "be fruitful and multiply"

fat

adjective
1. overweight, large, heavy, plump, gross, stout, obese, fleshy, beefy (informal), tubby, portly, roly-poly, rotund, podgy, corpulent, elephantine, broad in the beam (informal), solid I can eat what I like without getting fat.
overweight thin, spare, lean, slight, slim, slender, skinny, angular, gaunt, bony, scrawny, lank
2. thick, solid, substantial, bulky It was a big, fat book.
4. fatty, greasy, lipid, adipose, oleaginous, suety, oily Most heart cases are the better for cutting out fat meat.
fatty lean
noun
1. fatness, flesh, bulk, obesity, cellulite, weight problem, flab, blubber, paunch, fatty tissue, adipose tissue, corpulence, beef (informal) ways of reducing body fat
2. oil, cream, cheese, butter, grease, margarine, lard, cooking oil, suet Use as little fat as possible when cooking.
a fat chance no chance, a slim chance, very little chance, not much chance You've got a fat chance of getting there on time.
Related words
adjectives adipose, lipose, stearic
Quotations
"I'm fat, but I'm thin inside. Has it ever struck you that there's a thin man inside every fat man, just as they say there's a statue inside every block of stone?" [George Orwell Coming Up for Air]
"Some people are born to fatness. Others have to get there" [Les Murray]
"I'm built for comfort, I ain't built for speed" [Willie Dixon Built for Comfort]
"Fat is a social disease, and fat is a feminist issue" [Susie Orbach Fat is a Feminist Issue]

fat

noun
1. Adipose tissue:
2. An amount or quantity beyond what is needed, desired, or appropriate:
adjective
2. Having the qualities of fat:
4. Relatively great in extent from one surface to the opposite:
Translations
دَسَمدُهْن، دَسَمسَمينسَمِيـنمادّه دُهْنِيَه
tlustýtuktučný
fedfedtfedtstofmøgtyk
dikagraso
lihavarasvasatoisalihottaapaksu
debeogojazanmasnoćamastsalo
kövérzsír
feiturfeitur; arîvænlegurfitaþykkurfeiti
太った脂肪
살찐지방
adeps
penėtiriebalairiebumasstoras
bagātīgsienesīgsizdevīgsresnsspeķis
debelmaščoba
fetttjockgödarikfet
ไขมันอ้วน
béomỡ

fat

[fæt]
A. ADJ (fatter (compar) (fattest (superl)))
1. (= plump) [person] → gordo; [face, cheeks, limbs] → relleno, gordo
to get fatengordar
he grew fat on the proceeds or profits (fig) → se enriqueció con los beneficios
it's not over till the fat lady singsmientras hay vida, hay esperanza, hasta el rabo todo es toro
2. (= fatty) [meat, pork] → graso
fat bacontocino m graso, tocino m con mucha grasa
3. (= thick) [book] → grueso
4. (= substantial) [profit] → grande, pingüe; [salary] → muy elevado, muy alto
a fat chequeun cheque muy cuantioso
the fat yearslos años de las vacas gordas
5. (= minimal) fat chance!¡ni soñarlo!
a fat lot he knows about it!¡qué sabrá él!
a fat lot of good that is!¡eso no sirve de nada!, y eso ¿de qué sirve?
B. N (on person, in food) → grasa f; (for cooking) → manteca f
he needs to get rid of that excess fatnecesita eliminar toda esa grasa que le sobra
a short, middle-aged man, tending to fatun hombre bajito, de mediana edad, más bien gordo
animal/vegetable fatsgrasas fpl animales/vegetales
beef/chicken fatgrasa f de vaca or (Sp) ternera/de pollo
fry in deep fatfreír en aceite abundante
double cream is 48 per cent fatla nata para montar tiene un 48 por ciento de materia grasa
now the fat's in the firese va a armar la gorda
to live off the fat of the landvivir a cuerpo de rey
see also body B
C. CPD fat cat Npez m gordo
fat content Ncontenido m de materia grasa
it has a very high fat contenttiene un contenido muy alto de materia grasa
fat farm N (US) → clínica f de adelgazamiento

fat

[ˈfæt]
adj
(= overweight) [person, animal] → gros(se)
to get fat → grossir
to grow fat on sth (fig) (= become rich) → s'enrichir grâce à qch
(= big, thick) [book] → gros(se); [wallet] → bien garni(e)
(= large) [profit, fee] → gros(se)
(in emphatic statements) fat chance! → tu parles!
that's a fat lot of good! → ça me fait une belle jambe!
n
(for cooking)matières fpl grasses animal fat, vegetable fat
(on meat)gras m
(in diet)matières fpl grasses
a diet high in fat → une alimentation riche en matières grasses
It's very high in fat → C'est très gras.
to live off the fat of the land → vivre grassement
see also low-fat
(in body)graisse f

fat

adj (+er)
(= overweight) person, animal, stomach, arms, thighsdick, fett (pej); to get or become fatdick werden; to grow fat (on something) (fig, person, company, town) → (durch etw) reich werden; it’s or the show’s not over until the fat lady sings (hum inf)das ist noch nicht das Ende
(= thick) book, piledick; (fig inf) profit, fee, salaryüppig, fett (inf); wallet, cheque(book)dick; (= prosperous) year, periodfett
(= fatty) meatfett
(inf: = stupid) can’t you get it into your fat head (that) …hast du Idiot es denn noch immer nicht gecheckt, dass … (inf); they can’t get it into their silly fat heads that …diesen Idioten will es nicht in den Kopf, dass … (inf) ? also fathead
(iro inf) that’s a fat lot of good or usedas bringt doch überhaupt nichts; a fat lot of good thieving did youdas Stehlen hat dir überhaupt nichts gebracht (inf); fat lot of help she wassie war ’ne schöne Hilfe! (iro inf); fat chance!schön wärs!; fat chance of that!das kannst du dir abschminken! (inf)
n (Anat, Cook, Chem) → Fett nt; reduce the fat in your dietreduzieren Sie den Fettgehalt Ihrer Ernährung; to put on fatSpeck ansetzen (inf); to run to fatin die Breite gehen (inf); to live off the fat of the land (fig)wie Gott in Frankreich or wie die Made im Speck leben; the fat’s in the fire (fig)jetzt ist der Teufel los (inf)

fat

:
fat-soluble
adj (Chem) → fettlöslich
fat stock
nMastvieh nt
fat tax
nFettsteuer f

fat

[fæt] (-ter (comp) (-test (superl)))
1. adj (person, meat) → grasso/a; (face, cheeks) → paffuto/a; (arm, leg) → grassoccio/a; (book) → grosso/a; (wallet) → gonfio/a; (wage packet) → cospicuo/a
to get fat → ingrassare, diventare grasso/a
he grew fat on the proceeds/profits (fig) → si è arricchito con i guadagni/gli incassi
a fat lot he knows about it! (fam, iro) → che vuoi che ne sappia lui!
a fat lot of good that is! (fam, iro) → bella roba!
2. ngrasso; (Anat) → adipe m
to fry in deep fat → friggere in molto olio
to live off the fat of the land → vivere nel lusso, avere ogni ben di Dio
the fat's in the fire (fig) → adesso son guai

fat

(fӕt) noun
1. an oily substance made by the bodies of animals and by some plants. This meat has got a lot of fat on it.
2. a kind of such substance, used especially for cooking. There are several good cooking fats on the market.
adjective
1. having a lot of fat on one's body; large, heavy and round in shape. He was a very fat child.
2. large or abundant. Her business made a fat profit; A fat lot of good that is! (= That is no good at all)
ˈfatness noun
ˈfatten verb
(often with up) to make or become fat. They are fattening up a turkey to eat at Christmas.
ˈfatty adjective
containing, or like, fat. This meat is very fatty.
ˈfattiness noun
ˈfat-head noun
a stupid person.

fat

دَسَم, سَمِيـن tlustý, tuk fed, fedt dick, Fett λίπος, χοντρός gordo, grasa lihava, rasva graisse, gros debeo, masnoća grasso 太った, 脂肪 살찐, 지방 dik, vet fett, tykk gruby, sadło gordo, gordura жир, толстый fett, tjock ไขมัน, อ้วน şişman, yağ béo, mỡ 肥的, 脂肪

fat

n. [grease] grasa;
v.
to get ___engordar;
a. gordo-a, grueso-a, obeso-a; [greasy] grasoso-a;
___ embolismembolia grasosa.

fat

adj (comp fatter; super fattest) gordo; to get — engordar(se); n grasa; animal — grasa animal; milk — grasa de leche; saturated — grasa saturada; trans — grasa trans; unsaturated — grasa insaturada
References in classic literature ?
Jo liked his good breeding, and didn't mind having a laugh at Aunt March, so she gave him a lively description of the fidgety old lady, her fat poodle, the parrot that talked Spanish, and the library where she reveled.
UPON THE HALF decayed veranda of a small frame house that stood near the edge of a ravine near the town of Winesburg, Ohio, a fat little old man walked nervously up and down.
Peter, his companion, was a very different sort of fellow; short, bow-legged, and as fat as butter.
She was fat, and walked heavily and clumsily across the floor.
The sounds of the battle were over, and they had fed fat their ancient grudge, and had avenged their recent quarrel with the Mengwe, by the destruction of a whole community.
With energetic raps at the shop-window, Hepzibah summoned the man in, and made purchase of what he warranted as the finest mackerel in his cart, and as fat a one as ever he felt with his finger so early in the season.
As the enraptured Ichabod fancied all this, and as he rolled his great green eyes over the fat meadow lands, the rich fields of wheat, of rye, of buckwheat, and Indian corn, and the orchards burdened with ruddy fruit, which surrounded the warm tenement of Van Tassel, his heart yearned after the damsel who was to inherit these domains, and his imagination expanded with the idea, how they might be readily turned into cash, and the money invested in immense tracts of wild land, and shingle palaces in the wilderness.
It is very fat and tender, and apt to tear in pieces in hoisting it on deck.
In the stall next to mine stood a little fat gray pony, with a thick mane and tail, a very pretty head, and a pert little nose.
The spirit of the occasion takes hold of the stately bartender, who condescends to a plate of stewed duck; even the fat policeman--whose duty it will be, later in the evening, to break up the fights--draws up a chair to the foot of the table.
To celebrate it I ordered my steward to bring me a very fat cow to sacrifice.
This good counsel was followed, and a little pot of fat was bought.