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Definition 1: excess bodily weight - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where fat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she disliked fatness in herself as well as in others

Synonyms for fat in the sense of this definition

(fat is a kind of ...) an attribute of the body

(... is a kind of fat ) having the property of containing fat

"he recommended exercise to reduce my adiposity"

(... is a kind of fat ) the bodily property of a protruding belly

(... is a kind of fat ) consisting of or covered with oil

(... is a kind of fat ) more than average fatness

(... is a kind of fat ) an extreme accumulation of fat on the buttocks

Definition 2: a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs - [noun denoting body]

Samples where fat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold

Synonyms for fat in the sense of this definition

(fat is a kind of ...) the tissue in the bodies of animals

(... is a kind of fat ) loose or flaccid body fat

(... is a kind of fat ) a fatty deposit in the intima (inner lining) of an artery; can obstruct blood flow

(... is a kind of fat ) lumpy deposits of body fat especially on women's thighs etc.

(... is a kind of fat ) fat on the body of a baby or child; disappears at adolescence

(... is a kind of fat ) a mound of fatty tissue covering the pubic area in women

(... is a kind of fat ) a protruding abdomen

(... is a kind of fat ) excess fat around the waistline

Definition 3: a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides) - [noun denoting substance]

Samples where fat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pizza has too much fat

(fat is a kind of ...) an oily organic compound insoluble in water but soluble in organic solvents; essential structural component of living cells (along with proteins and carbohydrates)

(... is a kind of fat ) a class of fats having long carbon chains with many double bonds unsaturated with hydrogen atoms; used in some margarines; supposedly associated with low blood cholesterol

(... is a kind of fat ) oily or greasy matter making up the bulk of fatty tissue in animals and in seeds and other plant tissue

(... is a kind of fat ) any fat obtained from animals

"animal fat is high in saturated fatty acids"

(... is a kind of fat ) a yellow-white fat from cocoa beans

(... is a kind of fat ) fat lining the abdomen and kidneys in hogs which is used to make lard

(... is a kind of fat ) a white fatty substance that forms a medullary sheath around the axis cylinder of some nerve fibers

(fat is a part of ...) an ester of glycerol and fatty acids that occurs naturally as fats and fatty oils

"fresh fats contain glycerides of fatty acids and very little free acid"

(fat is made of the substance ...) glyceride occurring naturally in animal and vegetable tissues; it consists of three individual fatty acids bound together in a single large molecule; an important energy source forming much of the fat stored by the body

(... is made of the substance fat) cells composed of fat

Definition 4: make fat or plump - [verb of consumption]

Samples where fat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We will plump out that poor starving child

Synonyms for fat in the sense of this definition

(fat is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

(fat implies ...) give food to

"Feed the starving children in India" "don't give the child this tough meat"

Definition 5: having an (over)abundance of flesh - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where fat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he hadn't remembered how fat she was

(fat is similar to ...) having sagging folds of flesh beneath the chin or lower jaw

(fat is similar to ...) usually describes a large person who is fat but has a large frame to carry it

(fat is similar to ...) somewhat fat

(fat is similar to ...) short and plump

(fat is similar to ...) euphemisms for `fat'

"men are portly and women are stout"

(fat is similar to ...) excessively fat

"a weighty man"

(fat is similar to ...) (of a female body) healthily plump and vigorous

"a generation ago...buxom actresses were popular"

(fat is similar to ...) sufficiently fat so as to have a pleasing fullness of figure

"a chubby child" "pleasingly plump"

(fat is similar to ...) swollen with fat

"blubber cheeks" "blubber lips" "a coarse blubbery individual"

(fat is similar to ...) having a large belly

(fat is similar to ...) repellently fat

"a bald porcine old man"

(means also ...) curving and somewhat round in shape rather than jagged

"low rounded hills" "rounded shoulders"

(means also ...) not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions

"an inch thick" "a thick board" "a thick sandwich" "spread a thick layer of butter" "thick coating of dust" "thick warm blankets"

(means also ...) having a squat and fleshy build

"a pyknic practical joke"

(... are attributes of fat) the weight of a person's body

Definition 6: containing or composed of fat - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where fat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • fatty food
  • fat tissue

Synonyms for fat in the sense of this definition

(fat is similar to ...) composed of animal fat

"adipose tissue constitutes the fat of meat"

(fat is similar to ...) resembling or containing or spread with butter

"a rich buttery cake"

(fat is similar to ...) containing an unusual amount of grease or oil

"greasy hamburgers" "oily fried potatoes" "oleaginous seeds"

(fat is similar to ...) like or full of suet

"suety lamb chops"

(fat is similar to ...) (of soap) containing extra unsaponified fat

"superfatted toilet soaps"

Definition 7: marked by great fruitfulness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where fat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for fat in the sense of this definition

(fat is similar to ...) productive or conducive to producing in abundance

"be fruitful and multiply"

Definition 8: lucrative - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where fat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a juicy contract
  • a nice fat job

Synonyms for fat in the sense of this definition

(fat is similar to ...) yielding material gain or profit

"profitable speculation on the stock market"

(fat is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 9: having a relatively large diameter - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where fat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a fat rope

(fat is similar to ...) not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions

"an inch thick" "a thick board" "a thick sandwich" "spread a thick layer of butter" "thick coating of dust" "thick warm blankets"

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