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Meaning & Definition of Fat in English

English

Fat

/fæt/

noun

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

  • "Pizza has too much fat"
    synonym:
  • fat

2. A kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy

  • It also cushions and insulates vital organs
  • "Fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold"
    synonym:
  • adipose tissue
  • ,
  • fat
  • ,
  • fatty tissue

3. Excess bodily weight

  • "She disliked fatness in herself as well as in others"
    synonym:
  • fatness
  • ,
  • fat
  • ,
  • blubber
  • ,
  • avoirdupois

verb

1. Make fat or plump

  • "We will plump out that poor starving child"
    synonym:
  • fatten
  • ,
  • fat
  • ,
  • flesh out
  • ,
  • fill out
  • ,
  • plump
  • ,
  • plump out
  • ,
  • fatten out
  • ,
  • fatten up

adjective

1. Having an (over)abundance of flesh

  • "He hadn't remembered how fat she was"
    synonym:
  • fat

2. Having a relatively large diameter

  • "A fat rope"
    synonym:
  • fat

3. Containing or composed of fat

  • "Fatty food"
  • "Fat tissue"
    synonym:
  • fatty
  • ,
  • fat

4. Lucrative

  • "A juicy contract"
  • "A nice fat job"
    synonym:
  • fat
  • ,
  • juicy

5. Marked by great fruitfulness

  • "Fertile farmland"
  • "A fat land"
  • "A productive vineyard"
  • "Rich soil"
    synonym:
  • fat
  • ,
  • fertile
  • ,
  • productive
  • ,
  • rich

Examples of using

Tom said I was fat.
I'm not fat.
They're fat.