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fat

 
 
pronunciation:
faet
parts of speech:
noun, adjective, transitive verb
phrases:
fat chance
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: animal or plant substance that is composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, is greasy to the touch, and is white or yellowish in color.
Butter and lard are fats.
synonyms:
adipose, sebum
similar words:
glyceride, grease, stearin
definition 2: animal or plant tissue that contains such a substance.
Recent research says that excess abdominal fat is particularly unhealthy.
synonyms:
flesh, meat
similar words:
blubber, butterfat, grease, lard, suet, tallow
definition 3: the best or richest part of something.
synonyms:
cream, pith
similar words:
best, kernel, meat, nugget
definition 4: the state of being obese; plumpness.
She is worried about what her fat means to her health.
synonyms:
corpulence, flesh, obesity
similar words:
overweight
definition 5: useless excess.
The new director wants to cut the fat of the organization.
synonyms:
excess, overhead, superfluity, surfeit, waste
similar words:
overabundance, oversupply, redundancy, surplus
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: fatter, fattest
definition 1: having excessive nonmuscular flesh; plump; obese.
The vet said that our dog was too fat.
synonyms:
corpulent, fleshy, heavy, obese, overweight
antonyms:
emaciated, lean, meager, skinny, slim, thin, trim
similar words:
chubby, gross, heavyset, plump, portly, pudgy, rotund, stout, tubby
definition 2: thick.
She always bring a fat book with her on vacation.
synonyms:
thick
antonyms:
slender, thin
similar words:
ample, big, heavy, prodigious
definition 3: bountiful; fertile.
fat land
synonyms:
abundant, ample, bountiful, lush, plenteous, rich
antonyms:
infertile
similar words:
copious, fertile, flush
definition 4: wealthy; rich.
synonyms:
affluent, loaded, moneyed, prosperous, rich, wealthy, well-heeled, well-off, well-to-do
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phrase: fat chance
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: fats, fatting, fatted
definition: to make fat.
synonyms:
batten, fatten
similar words:
feed
derivation: fatness (n.)
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