fat

n.

  1. A large tub, cistern, or vessel; a vat.
  2. A measure of quantity, differing for different commodities.
  3. An oily liquid or greasy substance making up the main bulk of the adipose tissue of animals, and widely distributed in the seeds of plants. See Adipose tissue, under Adipose.
  4. The best or richest productions; the best part; as, to live on the fat of the land.
  5. Work. containing much blank, or its equivalent, and, therefore, profitable to the compositor.

superl.

  1. Abounding with fat
  2. Fleshy; characterized by fatness; plump; corpulent; not lean; as, a fat man; a fat ox.
  3. Oily; greasy; unctuous; rich; -- said of food.
  4. Exhibiting the qualities of a fat animal; coarse; heavy; gross; dull; stupid.
  5. Fertile; productive; as, a fat soil; a fat pasture.
  6. Rich; producing a large income; desirable; as, a fat benefice; a fat office; a fat job.
  7. Abounding in riches; affluent; fortunate.
  8. Of a character which enables the compositor to make large wages; -- said of matter containing blank, cuts, or many leads, etc.; as, a fat take; a fat page.

a.

  1. To make fat; to fatten; to make plump and fleshy with abundant food; as, to fat fowls or sheep.

v. i.

  1. To grow fat, plump, and fleshy.