- 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.
A man measures his fat belly.
fat definition by Webster's New World
- containing or full of fat; oily; greasy
- 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 the bat
- containing something valuable in great quantity; fertile; productive: fat land
- profitable; lucrative: a fat job
- supplied plentifully; ample
- stupid; dull
- Slang desirable because large or important: a fat role for an actor
Origin: Middle 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 pimelē, lard, Sanskrit pīná-, 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
fat definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- 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.
- The best or richest part: living off the fat of the land.
- 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.
- 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.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English fǣtt, fatted; see peiə- in Indo-European roots.
- fatˈly adverb
- fatˈness noun
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.
fat - Medical Definition
- Any of various soft, solid, or semisolid organic compounds constituting the esters of glycerol and fatty acids and their associated organic groups.
- 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.
- Adipose tissue.
- Obesity; corpulence.
- fat adjective
fat - Phrases/Idioms
a fat chanceâ
a fat lot
chew the fat
live off (or on) the fat of the land
Etymology: after LL(Ec) medulla terrae, Gen. 45:18
the fat is in the fire
a fat lot
fat - Science Definition