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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.



3. fat containing or composed of fat

SamplesFatty food.
Fat tissue.


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

Antonymsfat-free, fatless, nonfat

4. fat lucrative

SamplesA juicy contract.
A nice fat job.



Domain usagecolloquialism


5. fat marked by great fruitfulness

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

Synonymsfertile, productive, rich



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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