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English adjective: fat

1. fat having an (over)abundance of flesh


SamplesHe hadn't remembered how fat she was.


Similarabdominous, blubbery, buxom, chubby, corpulent, double-chinned, dumpy, embonpoint, fattish, fleshy, gross, heavy, jowly, loose-jowled, obese, overweight, paunchy, plump, podgy, porcine, portly, potbellied, pudgy, roly-poly, rotund, stout, tubby, weighty, zaftig, zoftig


See alsoendomorphic, pyknic, rounded, thick


Attributebody weight


Antonymslean, thin

2. fat having a relatively large diameter


SamplesA fat rope.


Similarthick


Antonymsthin

3. fat containing or composed of fat


SamplesFatty food.
Fat tissue.


Synonymsfatty


Similaradipose, buttery, greasy, oily, oleaginous, sebaceous, suety, superfatted


Antonymsfat-free, fatless, nonfat

4. fat lucrative


SamplesA juicy contract.
A nice fat job.


Synonymsjuicy


Similarprofitable


Domain usagecolloquialism


Antonymsunprofitable

5. fat marked by great fruitfulness


SamplesFertile farmland.
A fat land.
A productive vineyard.
Rich soil.


Synonymsfertile, productive, rich


Similarfruitful


Antonymsunfruitful


English noun: fat

1. fat (substance) a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides)


SamplesPizza has too much fat.


Broader (hypernym)lipid, lipide, lipoid


Narrower (hyponym)animal fat, cocoa butter, edible fat, leaf fat, leaf lard, medulla, myelin, myeline, polyunsaturated fat


Part holonymacylglycerol, glyceride


Substance holonymtriglyceride


Substance meronymadipose cell, fat cell

2. fat (body) a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs


SamplesFatty tissue protected them from the severe cold.


Synonymsadipose tissue, fatty tissue


Broader (hypernym)animal tissue


Narrower (hyponym)atheroma, belly, cellulite, flab, love handle, mons, mons pubis, mons veneris, paunch, puppy fat, spare tire

3. fat (attribute) excess bodily weight


SamplesShe disliked fatness in herself as well as in others.


Synonymsavoirdupois, blubber, fatness


Broader (hypernym)bodily property


Narrower (hyponym)abdominousness, adiposeness, adiposity, corpulency, fattiness, fleshiness, greasiness, obesity, oiliness, oleaginousness, paunchiness, steatopygia


Antonymsleanness, spareness, thinness


English verb: fat

1. fat (consumption) make fat or plump


SamplesWe will plump out that poor starving child.


Synonymsfatten, fatten out, fatten up, fill out, flesh out, plump, plump out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Entailfeed, give









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