(noun, adjective, verb)


1. having an (over)abundance of flesh

- the fattest pig should yield the most meat

Similar word(s): endomorphic, pyknic, abdominous, paunchy, potbellied, blubbery, chubby, embonpoint, plump, buxom, zaftig, zoftig, corpulent, obese, rotund, weighty, jowly, dumpy, podgy, pudgy, tubby, fattish, fleshy, heavy, overweight, gross, porcine, portly, stout, rounded, thick

2. having a relatively large diameter

- a fat rope

Similar word(s): thick

3. containing or composed of fat

- fatty food

- fat tissue

Similar word(s): adipose, buttery, greasy, oily, oleaginous, sebaceous, suety, superfatted, fatty

4. lucrative

- a nice fat job

Similar word(s): profitable, juicy

5. marked by great fruitfulness

- a fat land

Similar word(s): fruitful, fertile, productive, rich

Sentences with fat as an adjective:

- The fat wallets of the men from the city brought joy to the peddlers.

- a fat soil;  a fat pasture

- a fat benefice;  a fat office;  a fat job

- a fat take;  a fat page


1. a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides)

- pizza has too much fat

Definition categories: substance, lipid, lipide, lipoid

2. a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; it also cushions and insulates vital organs

- fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold

Definition categories: body

3. excess bodily weight

- she disliked fatness in herself as well as in others

Similar word(s): avoirdupois, blubber, fatness

Definition categories: attribute

Sentences with fat as a noun:

- We need to trim the fat in this company

- "I saw Daniel crack a fat."

- to live on the fat of the land


1. make fat or plump

Similar word(s): fatten, plump

Definition categories: consumption, alter, change, modify

Sentences with fat as a verb:

- kill the fatted calf