fat

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

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.

Noun[edit]

fat (plural fats)

  1. (obsolete) A large tub or vessel for water, wine, or other liquids; a cistern.
    • Bible, Joel ii. 24
      The fats shall overflow with wine[, strong drink] and oil.
    • 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.
  2. (obsolete) A dry measure, generally equal to nine bushels.
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Etymology 2[edit]

A fat cat

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).

Adjective[edit]

fat (comparative fatter, superlative fattest)

  1. 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.
  2. Thick.
    The fat wallets of the men from the city brought joy to the peddlers.
  3. Bountiful.
  4. Oily; greasy; unctuous; rich; said of food.
  5. (obsolete) Exhibiting the qualities of a fat animal; coarse; heavy; gross; dull; stupid.
    • Emerson
      making our western wits fat and mean
    • Bible, Is. vi. 10
      Make the heart of this people fat.
  6. Fertile; productive.
    a fat soil; a fat pasture
  7. Rich; producing a large income; desirable.
    a fat benefice; a fat office; a fat job
    • Carlyle
      now parson of Troston, a fat living in Suffolk
  8. Abounding in riches; affluent; fortunate.
    • Jonathan Swift
      persons grown fat and wealthy by long impostures
  9. (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
  10. Alternative form of phat.
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Noun[edit]

fat (usually uncountable, plural fats)

  1. (uncountable) A specialized animal tissue with a high oil content, used for long-term storage of energy.
  2. (countable) A refined substance chemically resembling the oils in animal fat.
  3. That part of an organization deemed wasteful.
    We need to trim the fat in this company
  4. (slang) An erection.
    "I saw Daniel crack a fat."
  5. (golf) A poorly played shot where the ball is struck by the top part of the club head. (see also thin, shank, toe)
  6. The best or richest productions; the best part.
    to live on the fat of the land
  7. (dated, printing) Work containing much blank, or its equivalent, and therefore profitable to the compositor.
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  • (animal tissue): adipose tissue, lard (in animals; derogatory slang when used of human fat)
  • (substance chemically resembling the oils in animal fat): grease, lard
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Verb[edit]

fat (third-person singular simple present fats, present participle fatting, simple past and past participle fatted)

  1. (transitive, archaic) To make fat; to fatten.
    kill the fatted calf
  2. (intransitive, archaic) To become fat; to fatten.
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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps related to Latin fatum.

Noun[edit]

fat ?

  1. luck
  2. chance
  3. destiny

Buli (Indonesia)[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Halmahera-Cenderawasih *pat, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *pat, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Numeral[edit]

fat

  1. (cardinal) four

Catalan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fātum.

Noun[edit]

fat m (uncountable)

  1. fate

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Provençal fat, from Latin fatuus.

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fat m (feminine fate, masculine plural fats, feminine plural fates)

  1. conceited

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Friulian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin factus.

Verb[edit]

fat

  1. past participle of

Adjective[edit]

fat

  1. done, made
  2. ripe

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin factum.

Noun[edit]

fat m (plural fats)

  1. fact, deed

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse fat.

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Noun[edit]

fat n (genitive singular fats, nominative plural föt)

  1. vat
  2. item of clothing

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Kowiai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Numeral[edit]

fat

  1. (cardinal) four

Ladin[edit]

Noun[edit]

fat m (plural fac)

  1. fact

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Adjective[edit]

fat m (plural fats, feminine fata, feminine plural fates)

  1. done

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

fat

  1. rafsi of fatne.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

fat n (definite singular fatet, indefinite plural fat, definite plural fata or fatene)

  1. plate
  2. vat
  3. barrel

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Germanic *fatą

Noun[edit]

fat n

  1. vessel, cup

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Swedish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

fat n

  1. saucer; a small dish
  2. plate (serving dish)
  3. barrel (oil or wine), cask, keg (beer)
  4. barrel; a unit of volume. Usually referring to the oil barrel of 158.9873 liters

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Tboli[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Philippine *əpat, from Proto-Western Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

Numeral[edit]

fat

  1. (cardinal) four

Volapük[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from German Vater or English father.

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Noun[edit]

fat (plural fats)

  1. father

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Yamdena[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *əpat, from Proto-Austronesian *Səpat.

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Numeral[edit]

fat

  1. (cardinal) four