- (adv. & a.) Near or towards the stern of a vessel; astern; abaft.
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Definitions of: FAT
- (a.) To make fat; to fatten; to make plump and fleshy with abundant food; as, to fat fowls or sheep.
- (n.) A large tub, cistern, or vessel; a vat.
- (n.) A measure of quantity, differing for different commodities.
- (n.) 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.
- (n.) The best or richest productions; the best part; as, to live on the fat of the land.
- (n.) Work. containing much blank, or its equivalent, and, therefore, profitable to the compositor.
- (superl.) Abounding with fat
- (superl.) Fleshy; characterized by fatness; plump; corpulent; not lean; as, a fat man; a fat ox.
- (superl.) Oily; greasy; unctuous; rich; -- said of food.
- (superl.) Exhibiting the qualities of a fat animal; coarse; heavy; gross; dull; stupid.
- (superl.) Fertile; productive; as, a fat soil; a fat pasture.
- (superl.) Rich; producing a large income; desirable; as, a fat benefice; a fat office; a fat job.
- (superl.) Abounding in riches; affluent; fortunate.
- (superl.) 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.
- (v. i.) To grow fat, plump, and fleshy.