|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"
|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|
"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"
|6.||[ adjective ] a chubby body|
"the boy had a rounded face and fat cheeks"
|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|
"a juicy contract" "a nice fat job"
|Related terms:||colloquialism profitable|
|9.||[ adjective ] containing or composed of fat|
"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|