Fat en


Fat meaning

Fat is one of the three main macronutrients: fat, carbohydrate, and protein. Fats, also known as triglycerides, are esters of three fatty acid chains and the alcohol glycerol. The terms "oil", "fat", and "lipid" are often confused. "Oil" normally refers to a fat with short or unsaturated fatty acid chains that is liquid at room temperature, while "fat" may specifically refer to fats that are solids at room temperature. "Lipid" is the general term, as a lipid is not necessarily a triglyceride.


  1. (noun) A large tub, cistern, or vessel; a vat.
  2. (a.) To make fat; to fatten; to make plump and fleshy with abundant food; as, to fat fowls or sheep.
  3. (superl.) Fleshy; characterized by fatness; plump; corpulent; not lean; as, a fat man; a fat ox.
  4. (superl.) Oily; greasy; unctuous; rich; -- said of food.
  5. (superl.) Abounding with fat
  6. (noun) A measure of quantity, differing for different commodities.
  7. (superl.) Fertile; productive; as, a fat soil; a fat pasture.
  8. (noun) Work. containing much blank, or its equivalent, and, therefore, profitable to the compositor.
  9. (superl.) Exhibiting the qualities of a fat animal; coarse; heavy; gross; dull; stupid.
  10. (v. i.) To grow fat, plump, and fleshy.
  11. (noun) The best or richest productions; the best part; as, to live on the fat of the land.
  12. (noun) 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.
  13. (superl.) Abounding in riches; affluent; fortunate.
  14. (superl.) Rich; producing a large income; desirable; as, a fat benefice; a fat office; a fat job.
  15. (superl.) Of a character which enables the compositor to make large wages; -- said of matter containing blank, cuts, or many leads, etc.; as, a fat take; a fat page.
Word: fat
Pronunciation of fat: 'fat
Function of fat: adjective
Other forms of fat: fat·ter; fat·test
Origin of fat: Middle English, from Old English f[AE]tt, past participle of f[AE]tan to cram; akin to Old High German feizit fat
1 : notable for having an unusual amount of fat: a : PLUMP b : OBESE c of a meat animal : fattened for market d of food : OILY, GREASY
2 a : well filled out : THICK, BIG <a fat book> b : full in tone and quality : RICH <a gorgeous fat bass voice -- Irish Digest> c : well stocked <a fat larder> d : PROSPEROUS, WEALTHY <grew fat on the war -- Time> e : being substantial and impressive <a fat bank account>
3 a : richly rewarding or profitable <a fat part in a movie> <a fat contract> b : practically nonexistent <a fat chance>
4 : PRODUCTIVE, FERTILE <a fat year for crops>
6 : being swollen <got a fat lip from the fight>
7 of a baseball pitch : easy to hit
- fat·ness noun

Synonyms of fat

Avoirdupois, Fatness, Fatten, Fatty, Fertile, Juicy, Plump, Productive, Rich, Rounded,

Antonyms of fat

Lean, Leanness, Thin, Thinness,