1. [ adjective ] having much flesh (especially fat)

"he hadn't remembered how fat she was"

Related terms: thin portly buxom fleshy compact gross double-chinned fattish dumpy abdominous corpulent blubber thick rounded endomorphic body_weight
2. [ noun ] (chemistry,food) a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides)

"pizza has too much fat"

Related terms: lipid edible_fat cocoa_butter leaf_fat animal_fat polyunsaturated_fat myelin glyceride fat_cell triglyceride
3. [ adjective ] having a relatively large diameter

"a fat rope"

Related terms: thick
4. [ noun ] (zoology) a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; adipose tissue also cushions and insulates vital organs
Synonyms: fatty_tissue adipose_tissue

"fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold"

Related terms: animal_tissue belly puppy_fat cellulite flab spare-tire atheroma love_handle atheroma mons fatten
5. [ adjective ] (agriculture) marked by great fruitfulness
Synonyms: rich productive fertile

"fertile farmland" "a fat land" "a productive vineyard" "rich soil"

Related terms: fruitful
6. [ adjective ] a chubby body
Synonyms: rounded

"the boy had a rounded face and fat cheeks"

Related terms: endomorphic
7. [ verb ] make fat or plump
Synonyms: fatten plump fill_out plump_out fatten_out fatten_up flesh_out

"We will plump out that poor starving child"

Related terms: change feed
8. [ adjective ] (informal) lucrative
Synonyms: juicy

"a juicy contract" "a nice fat job"

Related terms: colloquialism profitable
9. [ adjective ] containing or composed of fat
Synonyms: fatty

"fatty food" "fat tissue"

Related terms: nonfat greasy suety superfatted buttery adipose
10. [ noun ] excess bodily weight
Synonyms: avoirdupois blubber fatness

"she found fatness disgusting in herself as well as in others"

Related terms: leanness bodily_property greasiness fleshiness adiposity abdominousness fatten
Similar spelling:   Fath