fats

[ fats ]
/ fæts /

noun

(used with a plural verb) cattle fattened and ready for market.

Origin of fats

plural of fat

Definition for fats (2 of 4)

fat

[ fat ]
/ fæt /

adjective, fat·ter, fat·test.

noun

verb (used with or without object), fat·ted, fat·ting.

to make or become fat.

Origin of fat

before 1000; Middle English; Old English fǣtt, orig. past participle of fǣtan to cram, load, adorn; cognate with Gothic fētjan to adorn; akin to vat

SYNONYMS FOR fat

3 unctuous, fatty.
4 lucrative, remunerative.
8 copious.
10 sluggish.
15 rich, fruitful, productive.

Related forms

Can be confused

fat phat

Definition for fats (3 of 4)

Waller

[ wol-er, waw-ler ]
/ ˈwɒl ər, ˈwɔ lər /

noun

Edmund,1607–87, English poet.
ThomasFats, 1904–43, U.S. jazz pianist and songwriter.

Definition for fats (4 of 4)

Domino

[ dom-uh-noh ]
/ ˈdɒm əˌnoʊ /

noun

AntoineFats, born 1928, U.S. rhythm-and-blues pianist, singer, and composer.
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British Dictionary definitions for fats (1 of 5)

domino

1
/ (ˈdɒmɪˌnəʊ) /

noun plural -noes

a small rectangular block used in dominoes, divided on one side into two equal areas, each of which is either blank or marked with from one to six dots
(modifier) exhibiting the domino effecta domino pattern of takeovers
See also dominoes

Word Origin for domino

C19: from French, from Italian, perhaps from domino! master, said by the winner

British Dictionary definitions for fats (2 of 5)

domino

2
/ (ˈdɒmɪˌnəʊ) /

noun plural -noes or -nos

a large hooded cloak worn with an eye mask at a masquerade
the eye mask worn with such a cloak

Word Origin for domino

C18: from French or Italian, probably from Latin dominus lord, master

British Dictionary definitions for fats (3 of 5)

Domino

/ (ˈdɒmɪnəʊ) /

noun

Fats. real name Antoine Domino born 1928, US rhythm-and-blues and rock-and-roll pianist, singer, and songwriter. His singles include "Ain't that a Shame" (1955) and "Blueberry Hill" (1956)

British Dictionary definitions for fats (4 of 5)

fat

/ (fæt) /

noun

adjective fatter or fattest

verb fats, fatting or fatted

to make or become fat; fatten

Derived Forms

Word Origin for fat

Old English fǣtt, past participle of fǣtan to cram; related to Old Norse feita, Old High German feizen to fatten; compare Gothic fētjan to adorn

British Dictionary definitions for fats (5 of 5)

Waller

/ (ˈwɒlə) /

noun

Edmund. 1606–87, English poet and politician, famous for his poem "Go, Lovely Rose"
Fats, real name Thomas Waller. 1904–43, US jazz pianist and singer
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Medicine definitions for fats

fat

[ făt ]

n.

Any of various soft, solid, or semisolid organic compounds constituting the esters of glycerol and fatty acids and their associated organic groups.
A mixture of such compounds occurring widely in organic tissue, especially in the adipose tissue of animals and in the seeds, nuts, and fruits of plants.
Adipose tissue.
Obesity; corpulence.

Related forms

fat adj.
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Science definitions for fats

fat

[ făt ]

Any of a large number of oily compounds that are widely found in plant and animal tissues and serve mainly as a reserve source of energy. In mammals, fat, or adipose tissue, is deposited beneath the skin and around the internal organs, where it also protects and insulates against heat loss. Fat is a necessary, efficient source of energy. An ounce of fat contains more than twice as much stored energy as does an ounce of protein or carbohydrates and is digested more slowly, resulting in the sensation of satiety after eating. It also enhances the taste, aroma, and texture of food. Fats are made chiefly of triglycerides, each molecule of which contains three fatty acids. Dietary fat supplies humans with essential fatty acids, such as linoleic acid and linolenic acid. Fat also regulates cholesterol metabolism and is a precursor of prostaglandins. See more at saturated fat unsaturated fat.
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Culture definitions for fats

fats


Organic compounds that serve as a reserve of energy for the body. Fat is stored in the body's fat tissues, which provide support, protection, and insulation for the body and its organs. A balanced diet must include some fats because, in addition to providing energy for the body, they are necessary for the absorption of certain vitamins.

Note

Many people consume too much fat in their diet; this imbalance can contribute to various diseases (such as disorders of the heart). Some fats, called saturated fats, have been found to raise the level of cholesterol in the blood, whereas other fats, called unsaturated fats, may help reduce blood cholesterol levels.
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Idioms and Phrases with fats

fat


In addition to the idioms beginning with fat

  • fat cat
  • fat chance
  • fat city
  • fate worse than death, a
  • fat farm
  • fat is in the fire, the
  • fat lot
  • fat of the land, the

also see:

  • chew the fat
  • kill the fatted calf
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