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“… mixes with grease and fat it transforms …”

meanings of fat


  1. Any of a series of genes and their equivalent proteins that are associated with cell proliferation.
  2. A dry measure, generally equal to nine bushels.
  3. Acronym of File Allocation Table.
  4. An erection.
  5. A fat person.
  6. A specialized animal tissue with a high oil content, used for long-term storage of energy.
  7. That part of an organization deemed wasteful.
  8. A refined substance chemically resembling the oils in animal fat.
  9. The best or richest productions; the best part.
  10. Work containing much blank, or its equivalent, and therefore profitable to the compositor.
  11. A poorly played shot where the ball is struck by the top part of the club head. (see also thin, shank, toe).
  12. A large tub or vessel for water, wine, or other liquids; a cistern.
  13. A beef cattle fattened for sale.


  1. Of a character which enables the compositor to make large wages; said of matter containing blank, cuts, or many leads, etc.
  2. Thick.
  3. Exhibiting the qualities of a fat animal; coarse; heavy; gross; dull; stupid.
  4. Alternative form of phat.
  5. Fertile; productive.
  6. Carrying more fat than usual on one's body; plump; not lean or thin.
  7. Bountiful.
  8. Of a role: significant; major; meaty.
  9. Being a shot in which the ground is struck before the ball.
  10. Abounding in riches; affluent; fortunate.
  11. Oily; greasy; unctuous; rich (said of food).
  12. Rich; producing a large income; desirable.


  1. To make fat; to fatten.
  2. To become fat; to fatten.

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