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Definition of Fat

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oily substance present in the bodies of animals and in some plants
fatten, make fat; gain weight, become fat
overweight; containing fat; thick; sleek; rich; fertile; good (Slang)
area of a disk in which the location of each file is recorded (Computers)
Fat Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
The Harry Potter Glossary
Resident ghost of Hufflepuff.
Woman in a pink silk dress who sits in a portrait and protects the entrance to Gryffindor.
Fat Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
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\fat\ (?), n. [see vat, n.]
1. a large tub, cistern, or vessel; a vat. [obs.] the fats shall overflow with wine and oil. ii. 24.
2. a measure of quantity, differing for different commodities. [obs.] ebert.
\fat\, a. [compar. fatter (?); superl. fattest (?).] [as. f&aemacr;tt; akin to d. vet, g. fett, feist, icel. feitr, sw. fet, dan. fed, and perh. to gr. pi^dax spring, fountain, pidy`ein to gush forth, pi`wn fat, skr. pi to swell.] 1. abounding with fat; as: (a) fleshy; characterized by fatness; plump; corpulent; not lean; as, a fat man; a fat ox. (b) oily; greasy; unctuous; rich; -- said of food.
2. exhibiting the qualities of a fat animal; coarse; heavy; gross; dull; stupid. making our western wits fat and mean. make the heart of this people fat. vi. 10.
3. fertile; productive; as, a fat soil; a fat pasture.
4. rich; producing a large income; desirable; as, a fat benefice; a fat office; a fat job. now parson of troston, a fat living in suffolk. arlyle.
5. abounding in riches; affluent; fortunate. [obs.] persons grown fat and wealthy by long impostures.
6. (typog.) 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.
lute, a mixture of pipe clay and oil for filling joints.
\fat\, v. i. to grow fat, plump, and fleshy. an old ox fats as well, and is as good, as a young one.
\fat\ (?), n. 1. (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.
note: animal fats are composed mainly of three distinct fats, tristearin, tripalmitin, and triolein, mixed in varying proportions. as olein is liquid at ordinary temperatures, while the other two fats are solid, it follows that the consistency or hardness of fats depends upon the relative proportion of the three individual fats. during the life of an animal, the fat is mainly in a liquid state in the fat cells, owing to the solubility of the two solid fats in the more liquid olein at the body temperature. chemically, fats are composed of fatty acid, as stearic, palmitic, oleic, etc., united with glyceryl. in butter fat, olein and palmitin predominate, mixed with another fat characteristic of butter, butyrin. in the vegetable kingdom many other fats or glycerides are to be found, as myristin from nutmegs, a glyceride of lauric acid in the fat of the bay tree, etc.
2. the best or richest productions; the best part; as, to live on the fat of the land.
3. (typog.) work. containing much blank, or its equivalent, and, therefore, profitable to the compositor.
acid. (chem.) see sebacic acid, under sebacic.

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From The Bible, Genesis 45. 'And take your father and your households, and come unto me and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land.'
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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Bras = a. thick, fat; large; gross
Brasad = n. growing fat
Brasau = v. to grow fat
Godew = a. somewhat thick, or fat
Gorfras = a. over gross, over fat
Horen = n. a fat lazy one
Horgest = n. a fat paunch
Mehin = n. fat, fat flesh, grease
Mehinen = n. the leaf of fat
Pesgi = v. to feed, to fatten; to grow fat
Tew = a. thick, fat, plump
Shakespeare Words
Australian Slang
1. erect penis; 2. excellent; cool; unreal: "the fattest, funkiest soul" [originally US slang (1990s)]
a hat
couldn't care less
have a good talk together; gossip
get an erection, get a boner
yes; surely
person who expects special comforts and privileges because of their position or wealth: "the fat cats of the Public Service"
little to no chance of something happening
day on which a woman feels fatter than normal
resort where one goes to lose weight
type of marijuana
couldn't have any more food/drink
couldn't have any more food/drink
full up
outcome is unknown until the end; it's not over until it has finished (originally US slang; reputedly coined by San Antonio sports editor Dan Cook in 1978)
morning erection caused by a full bladder
exclamation of surprise, etc.
little or nothing
English Slang Dictionary v1.2
cool, nice
WordNet 2.0

1. a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides); "pizza has too much fat"
(hypernym) lipid, lipide, lipoid
(hyponym) edible fat
(substance-holonym) fat cell, adipose cell
(substance-meronym) triglyceride
(part-meronym) glyceride, acylglycerol
2. a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; adipose tissue also cushions and insulates vital organs; "fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold"
(synonym) adipose tissue, fatty tissue
(hypernym) animal tissue
(hyponym) flab
(derivation) fatten, flesh out, fill out, plump, plump out, fatten out, fatten up
3. excess bodily weight; "she found fatness disgusting in herself as well as in others"
(synonym) fatness, blubber, avoirdupois
(hypernym) bodily property
(hyponym) adiposity, adiposeness, fattiness
(derivation) fatten, flesh out, fill out, plump, plump out, fatten out, fatten up

1. make fat or plump; "We will plump out that poor starving child"
(synonym) fatten, flesh out, fill out, plump, plump out, fatten out, fatten up
(hypernym) change, alter, modify
(entail) feed, give
(derivation) adipose tissue, fatty tissue

1. having much flesh (especially fat); "he hadn't remembered how fat she was"
(antonym) thin, lean
(similar) abdominous, paunchy, potbellied
(see-also) endomorphic, pyknic
(attribute) body weight
2. having a relatively large diameter; "a fat rope"
(similar) thick
3. containing or composed of fat; "fatty food"; "fat tissue"
(synonym) fatty
(similar) adipose
4. lucrative; "a juicy contract"; "a nice fat job"
(synonym) juicy
(similar) profitable
(classification) colloquialism
5. marked by great fruitfulness; "fertile farmland"; "a fat land"; "a productive vineyard"; "rich soil"
(synonym) fertile, productive, rich
(similar) fruitful
6. a chubby body; "the boy had a rounded face and fat cheeks"
(synonym) rounded
(similar) endomorphic, pyknic
Fat Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
NCTS Glossary v.1.0
Factory Acceptance Test (NCTS); File Allocation Table
Fat Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
International Relations and Security Acronyms
First Article Testing; Factory Acceptance Test
Fat Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream that you are getting fat, denotes that you are about to make a fortunate change in your life.

To see others fat, signifies prosperity.

See Corpulent.
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Fat Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Hill Associates Acronym List
File Allocation Table (Operating Systems)
File Allocation Table (DOS)
Telecom Terms
Factory Acceptance Test
Fat Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
Computer Abbreviations v1.5
File Allocation Table
9300+ Computer Acronyms
File Allocation Table
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File Allocation Table
A Glossary of Internet & PC Terminology
File Allocation Table. A table stored on a hard disk which identifies the physical location of each every file on the disk.
FAT (File Allocation Table )
The FAT is the special area on a disk which keeps track of where clusters of data have been written for retrieval later.
Fat Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
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.

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Fat is a group of compounds that are generally soluble in organic solvents and largely insoluble in water. Another common meaning is a person or animal afflicted with obesity.

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Fat Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
Bodybuilding Jargon
tissue made up of cells that contains fat, especially the layer of cells under the skin.
Fat Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
Guitar Glossary
A sound which has been slightly distorted by means of analog tape saturation or tube distortion, yielding a warm, full sound. Also, a sound which is spatially diffuse, accomplished by panning a signal hard left in the stereo spectrum, then delaying the signal slightly and panning the delayed signal hard right.
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The DJ Glossary
Having unusually rich signal strength, especially at low frequencies or having more sound than normal as with the use of signal processing.
Stanton Magnetics
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
thel-, thelik (adj.); -- thel'a (n., anc.)
English - Klingon
n. tlhagh - of animal
v. pI', ror
Fat Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
(Heb. heleb) denotes the richest part of the animal, or the fattest of the flock, in the account of Abel's sacrifice (Gen. 4:4). It sometimes denotes the best of any production (Gen. 45:18; Num. 18:12; Ps. 81:16; 147:47). The fat of sacrifices was to be burned (Lev. 3:9-11; 4:8; 7:3; 8:25; Num. 18:17. Comp. Ex. 29:13-22; Lev. 3:3-5). It is used figuratively for a dull, stupid state of mind (Ps 17:10). In Joel 2:24 the word is equivalent to "vat," a vessel. The hebrew word here thus rendered is elsewhere rendered "wine-fat" and "press-fat" (Hag. 2:16; Isa. 63:2).
Smith's Bible Dictionary

i.e. VAT, the word employed in the Authorized Version to translate the Hebrew term yekeb, in (Joel 2:24; 3:13) The word commonly used for yekeb is "winepress" or "winefat," and once "pressfat." (Haggai 2:16) The "vats" appear to have been excavated out of the native rock of the hills on which the vineyards lay. The Hebrews distinguished between the suet or pure fat of an animal and the fat which was intermixed with the lean. (Nehemiah 8:10) Certain restrictions were imposed upon them in reference to the former; some parts of the suet, viz., about the stomach, the entrails, the kidneys, and the tail of a sheep, which grows to an excessive size in many eastern countries, and produces a large quantity of rich fat, were forbidden to be eaten in the case of animals offered to Jehovah in sacrifice. (Leviticus 3:3,9,17; 7:3,23) The ground of the prohibition was that the fat was the richest part of the animal, and therefore belonged to him. (Leviticus 3:16) The burning of the fat of sacrifices was particularly specified in each kind of offering.
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Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
the heart of the sea; fat
that scatters abroad, or demolishes, the fat
fat; fattened; a quarrel appeased
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (1869) , by Roswell D. Hitchcock. About
Fat Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
EUFIC Nutrition Glossary
Triglycerides (triacylglycerol) that are either solid (e.g. in margarine, shortening, lard, etc.) or liquid (e.g. vegetable or fish oil) at room temperature (see also oil).
Copyright © 2006, EUFIC - European Food Information Council. All rights reserved.
High Blood Pressure
One of the nutrients that supply calories to the body. The body needs only small amounts of fat. Foods contain different types of fat. See also saturated fat.
Cholesterol Glossary
One of the nutrients that supply calories to the body. The body needs only small amount of fat. Foods contain different types of fat, which have different effect on blood cholesterol levels. These include:
Total fat The sum of the saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fats present in food. All foods have a varying mix of these three types.
Saturated fat A type of fat found in greatest amounts in the skin, whole-milk dairy products, lard, and in some vegetable oils, including coconut, palm kernel, and palm oils. Saturated fat raises blood cholesterol more than anything else eaten.
Unsaturated fat A type of fat that is usually liquid at refrigerator temperature. Monounsaturate fat and polyunsaturated fat are two kinds of unsaturated fat. When used in place of saturated fat, monunsaturated and polyunsaturated fats help to lower blood cholesterol levels.
Monounsaturated fat An unsaturated fat that is found in greatest amount in food from plants, including olive and canola oil.
Polyunsaturated fat An unsaturated fat found in greatest amounts in foods from plants, including safflower, sunflower, corn, and soybean oils.
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
Comes from the Old English faett meaning to cram or adorn. A slang term for obese or adipose. In chemistry, fats are compounds formed from chemicals called fatty acids. These fats compose a greasy, solid material found in animal tissues and in some plants. Fats are the major component of flabby material of our bodies, commonly known as blubber.
The Glossary of the American Council on Science and Health
A chemical compound, or a mixture of such compounds, that is not water-soluble but dissolves in organic solvents (e.g., chloroform and gasoline). Fats include oils, phospholipids (e.g., cholesterol and vitamin D), terpenes, (e.g., beta-carotene), triglycerides, and waxes (e.g., beeswax). Triglycerides, which yield glycerol (glycerin) and fatty acids, constitute most of the fat in food and in the human body. The main types of dietary fat are saturated fats, polyunsaturated fats, and monounsaturated fats. All three types of dietary fat occur in all natural food sources of fat.
A Basic Guide to ASL
The cheeks are puffed out and the open 'C' hands, positioned at either cheek, move away to their respective sides.
Hepatitis Central (TM) Liver Disease Medical Glossary
One of the three nutrients that supply calories to our bodies. Fat provides 9 calories per gram, more than twice the number provided by protein or carbohydrates. Along with providing calories, fat helps in absorption of certain vitamins. Small amounts of fat are necessary to keep our bodies functioning normally
NDIC Diabetes Dictionary
1. One of the three main nutrients in food. Foods that provide fat are butter, margarine, salad dressing, oil, nuts, meat, poultry, fish, and some dairy products. 2. Excess calories are stored as body fat, providing the body with a reserve supply of energy and other functions.

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Sources of fat

Source: The National Diabetes Information Clearinghouse (NDIC), NIH Publication No. 07–3016, October 2006 (About)