Crossword clues for fat
- Spare tire contents
- Budgetary excess
- Broad and then some
- Weight-watcher's worry
- Target of trimming
- See 33-Across
- Epithet for Louis VI, with "the"
- Kind of chance
- What beef marbling is
- What the "Gras" of Mardi Gras means
- Having a spare tire, maybe
- A soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides)
- Excess bodily weight
- Kind of cat
- Suet or lard
- ___ Albert
- Rounder than round
- Diet no-no
- Mrs. Sprat's fare
- Dieter's target
- Artery clogger
- Mrs. Sprat's diet
- Type of cat
- Word with chance
- Dieter's anathema
- Item to get out of the budget
- Favorite of Mrs. Spratt
- Type of cat or chance
- Item in the fire
- Sprat's no-no
- Pyknic (3)
- Bane of dieters
- Comical Albert
- Budget add-ons
- What Cassius lacked
- Like Roscoe Arbuckle
- " . . . a big ___ hen"
- ___ Albert of cartoons
- Like Falstaff
- The ____ of the land
- Skim milk extract
- More than hefty
- Excess amount
- The 2% of 2%
- Dieter's concern
- It may be burned
- Cause of some unwanted expansion
- Portly plus
- "Spare tire," essentially
- "___ chance!"
- ___ city
- Bacon feature
- "___ chance"
- Like some paychecks
- В В Corpulent
- Spare tire
- You can burn it
- Like Santa
- 500-pound, say
- Part of marbling
- Lard, essentially
- Unnecessary part
- ___ Tuesday (Mardi Gras)
- Like William Howard Taft
- Jack Sprat's taboo
- Round about the belly
- Too heavy
- See 5-Down
- Bacon runoff
- Butcher's trimmings
- See 136-Across
- Marbled meat feature
- Epithet for France's Louis VI, with "the"
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Fat \Fat\, n. [See Vat, n.]
A large tub, cistern, or vessel; a vat. [Obs.]
The fats shall overflow with wine and oil.
--Joel ii. 24.
A measure of quantity, differing for different commodities. [Obs.]
Fat \Fat\, a. [Compar. Fatter; superl. Fattest.] [AS. f[=ae]tt; akin to D. vet, G. fett, feist, Icel. feitr, Sw. fet, Dan. fed, and perh. to Gr. pi^dax spring, fountain, pidy`ein to gush forth, pi`wn fat, Skr. pi to swell.]
Abounding with fat; as:
Fleshy; characterized by fatness; plump; corpulent; not lean; as, a fat man; a fat ox.
Oily; greasy; unctuous; rich; -- said of food.
Exhibiting the qualities of a fat animal; coarse; heavy; gross; dull; stupid.
Making our western wits fat and mean.
Make the heart of this people fat.
--Is. vi. 10.
Fertile; productive; as, a fat soil; a fat pasture.
Rich; producing a large income; desirable; as, a fat benefice; a fat office; a fat job.
Now parson of Troston, a fat living in Suffolk.
Abounding in riches; affluent; fortunate. [Obs.]
Persons grown fat and wealthy by long impostures.
(Typog.) 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.
Fat lute, a mixture of pipe clay and oil for filling joints.
Fat \Fat\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fatted; p. pr. & vb. n. atting.] [OE. fatten, AS. f[=ae]ttian. See Fat,
, and cf. Fatten.] To make fat; to fatten; to make plump and fleshy with abundant food; as, to fat fowls or sheep.
We fat all creatures else to fat us.
Fat \Fat\, v. i. To grow fat, plump, and fleshy.
An old ox fats as well, and is as good, as a young one.
Fat \Fat\, n.
(Physiol. Chem.) 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.
Note: Animal fats are composed mainly of three distinct fats, tristearin, tripalmitin, and triolein, mixed in varying proportions. As olein is liquid at ordinary temperatures, while the other two fats are solid, it follows that the consistency or hardness of fats depends upon the relative proportion of the three individual fats. During the life of an animal, the fat is mainly in a liquid state in the fat cells, owing to the solubility of the two solid fats in the more liquid olein at the body temperature. Chemically, fats are composed of fatty acid, as stearic, palmitic, oleic, etc., united with glyceryl. In butter fat, olein and palmitin predominate, mixed with another fat characteristic of butter, butyrin. In the vegetable kingdom many other fats or glycerides are to be found, as myristin from nutmegs, a glyceride of lauric acid in the fat of the bay tree, etc.
The best or richest productions; the best part; as, to live on the fat of the land.
(Typog.) Work. containing much blank, or its equivalent, and, therefore, profitable to the compositor.
Fat acid. (Chem.) See Sebacic acid, under Sebacic.
Fat series, Fatty series (Chem.), the series of the paraffine hydrocarbons and their derivatives; the marsh gas or methane series.
Natural fats (Chem.), the group of oily substances of natural occurrence, as butter, lard, tallow, etc., as distinguished from certain fatlike substance of artificial production, as paraffin. Most natural fats are essentially mixtures of triglycerides of fatty acids.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"fat part of anything," mid-14c., from fat (v.). Cognate with Dutch vet, German Fett, Swedish fett, Danish fedt. As a component of animal bodies, 1530s. Figurative sense of "best or most rewarding part" is from 1560s. Expression the fat is in the fire originally meant "the plan has failed" (1560s).
Old English fætt "fat, fatted, plump, obese," originally a contracted past participle of fættian "to cram, stuff," from Proto-Germanic *faitida "fatted," from verb *faitjan "to fatten," from *faita- "plump, fat" (cognates: Old Frisian fatt, Old Norse feitr, Dutch vet, German feist "fat"), from PIE *poid- "to abound in water, milk, fat, etc." (source also of Greek piduein "to gush forth"), from root *peie- "to be fat, swell" (cognates: Sanskrit payate "swells, exuberates," pituh "juice, sap, resin;" Lithuanian pienas "milk;" Greek pion "fat; wealthy;" Latin pinguis "fat").\n
\nMeaning "abounding in comforts, prosperous" is late 14c. Teen slang meaning "attractive, up to date" (also later phat) is attested from 1951. Fat cat "privileged and rich person" is from 1928; fat chance "no chance at all" attested from 1905, perhaps ironic (the expression is found earlier in the sense "good opportunity"). Fathead is from 1842; fat-witted is from 1590s; fatso is first recorded 1943. Expression the fat is in the fire originally meant "the plan has failed" (1560s).
1 Carrying more fat than usual on one's body; plump; not lean or thin. 2 thick. 3 bountiful. 4 Oily; greasy; unctuous; rich; said of food. 5 (context obsolete English) Exhibiting the qualities of a fat animal; coarse; heavy; gross; dull; stupid. 6 fertile; productive. 7 Rich; producing a large income; desirable. 8 Abounding in riches; affluent; fortunate. 9 (context dated printing English) Of a character which enables the compositor to make large wages; said of matter containing blank, cuts, or many leads, etc. 10 (alternative form of phat English) n. 1 (context uncountable English) A specialized animal tissue with a high oil content, used for long-term storage of energy. 2 (context countable English) A refined substance chemically resembling the oils in animal fat. 3 That part of an organization deemed wasteful. 4 (context slang English) An erection. 5 (context golf English) A poorly played shot where the ball is struck by the top part of the club head. (see also thin, shank, toe) 6 The best or richest productions; the best part. 7 (context dated printing English) Work containing much blank, or its equivalent, and therefore profitable to the compositor. v
1 (context transitive archaic English) To make fat; to fatten. 2 (context intransitive archaic English) To become fat; to fatten. Etymology 2
n. 1 (context obsolete English) A large tub or vessel for water, wine, or other liquids; a cistern. 2 (context obsolete English) A dry measure, generally equal to nine bushels.
n. a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides); "pizza has too much fat"
a kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; adipose tissue also cushions and insulates vital organs; "fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold" [syn: adipose tissue, fatty tissue]
adj. having much flesh (especially fat); "he hadn't remembered how fat she was" [ant: thin]
having a relatively large diameter; "a fat rope"
lucrative; "a juicy contract"; "a nice fat job" [syn: juicy]
a chubby body; "the boy had a rounded face and fat cheeks" [syn: rounded]
The Fat EP is an EP by the American punk rock band the Descendents, released in 1981 through New Alliance Records. It was the band's first recording with singer Milo Aukerman and established their presence in the southern California hardcore punk movement, with short, aggressive songs that represented a shift in style from their previous new wave and surf sound. The EP was re-released in later years as part of several compilation albums.
"Fat" is a song by "Weird Al" Yankovic. It is a parody of " Bad" by Michael Jackson. It is Yankovic's second parody of a Jackson song, the first being " Eat It", a parody of Jackson's " Beat It". "Fat" is the first song on Yankovic's Even Worse album.
The video won a Grammy Award for Best Concept Music Video in 1988.
Fat is a group of compounds that are generally soluble in organic solvents and largely insoluble in water. Another common meaning is a person or animal afflicted with obesity.
Fat or FAT may also refer to:
Fat (2006) is a comedy novel by Red Dwarf co-creator Rob Grant, satirising attitudes towards dieting and obesity. During the course of the book, various other themes are also satirised, including health and safety regulations, manufactured pop (including a parody of Girls Aloud, called Gurlz Banned) and lawyers. The book follows the lives of three somewhat unusual individuals over a period spanning a few days, in which their stories eventually interact to varying extents.
- redirect What's That Noise?#1989 UK release
The terms " oil", "fat", and " lipid" are often confused. "Oil" normally refers to a fat with short or unsaturated fatty acid chains that is liquid at room temperature, while "fat" may specifically refer to fats that are solids at room temperature. "Lipid" is the general term, as a lipid is not necessarily a triglyceride. Fats, like other lipids, are generally hydrophobic, and are soluble in organic solvents and insoluble in water.
Fat is an important foodstuff for many forms of life, and fats serve both structural and metabolic functions. They are a necessary part of the diet of most heterotrophs (including humans). Some fatty acids that are set free by the digestion of fats are called essential because they cannot be synthesized in the body from simpler constituents. There are two essential fatty acids (EFAs) in human nutrition: alpha-linolenic acid (an omega-3 fatty acid) and linoleic acid (an omega-6 fatty acid). Other lipids needed by the body can be synthesized from these and other fats. Fats and other lipids are broken down in the body by enzymes called lipases produced in the pancreas.
Fats and oils are categorized according to the number and bonding of the carbon atoms in the aliphatic chain. Fats that are saturated fats have no double bonds between the carbons in the chain. Unsaturated fats have one or more double bonded carbons in the chain. The nomenclature is based on the non-acid (non-carbonyl) end of the chain. This end is called the omega end or the n-end. Thus alpha-linolenic acid is called an omega-3 fatty acid because the 3rd carbon from that end is the first double bonded carbon in the chain counting from that end. Some oils and fats have multiple double bonds and are therefore called polyunsaturated fats. Unsaturated fats can be further divided into cis fats, which are the most common in nature, and trans fats, which are rare in nature. Unsaturated fats can be altered by reaction with hydrogen effected by a catalyst. This action, called hydrogenation, tends to break all the double bonds and makes a fully saturated fat. To make vegetable shortening, then, liquid cis-unsaturated fats such as vegetable oils are hydrogenated to produce saturated fats, which have more desirable physical properties e.g., they melt at a desirable temperature (30–40 °C), and store well, whereas polyunsaturated oils go rancid when they react with oxygen in the air. However, trans fats are generated during hydrogenation as contaminants created by an unwanted side reaction on the catalyst during partial hydrogenation. Consumption of such trans fats has shown to increase the risk of coronary heart disease
Saturated fats can stack themselves in a closely packed arrangement, so they can solidify easily and are typically solid at room temperature. For example, animal fats tallow and lard are high in saturated fatty acid content and are solids. Olive and linseed oils on the other hand are unsaturated and liquid.
Fats serve both as energy sources for the body, and as stores for energy in excess of what the body needs immediately. Each gram of fat when burned or metabolized releases about 9 food calories (37 kJ = 8.8 kcal). Fats are broken down in the healthy body to release their constituents, glycerol and fatty acids. Glycerol itself can be converted to glucose by the liver and so become a source of energy.
Usage examples of "fat".
Leaving the cripple ablaze, settling, and pouring volcanic black smoke from the flammable cargo, he swung around in a long approach to what looked like a big troop Carrier, by far the fattest target in sight.
A hogshead of ale was abroach under an oak, and a fire was blazing in an open space before the trees to roast the fat deer which the foresters brought.
I had all the clothing, body armor, abseil kit, the lot, and the weapons that any member of the assault group would be taking, and there was Fat Boy, who was dressed up in the kit.
Once the two-hundred-foot abseiling rope was on the ground, Joe and Fat Boy would start to ease themselves out of the heli so that their feet were on the deck and their bodies were at forty-five degrees to the ground.
And in that acoustically superb vaulted church -- cornerstone laid on March 28, 1343 -- a fat boy, supported by the main organ and the echo organ, sings a slender Credo.
What first called it to his attention was the unusual way in which it had taken up the bright acridine orange, a staining compound of zinc chloride that targeted the fats of bacterial cells and made them glow orange under the fluorescent light.
It will set afire any flammable material around the hole that it punches, including human fat.
Fat, heavily moving Chrys-anthe stayed at home, in the konak of Ali Aga which the captain had taken over, and prepared the baked meats for the great day when the Moslem woman was to become a Christian.
But the fat was still there, hiding, scrambled-egg agglutinations of cholesterol.
No food element has been more closely linked to arterial aging than these kinds of fats, found mostly in meats, full-fat dairy products, baked goods, fried fast foods, and palm and coconut oils.
Not getting enough sleep may be one of the reasons you can get addicted to many of those simple carbohydrates and sugars, as well as the aging fats that are impostors to real food.
There are groups of women of every age, decked out in their smartest clothes, crowds of mousmes with aigrettes of flowers in their hair, or little silver topknots like Oyouki--pretty little physiognomies, little, narrow eyes peeping between their slits like those of new-born kittens, fat, pale, little cheeks, round, puffed-out, half-opened lips.
One of the fat ugly Albacore sharks saw me as I slid down the dark cliff face, and he swerved towards me.
A fat old Albacore shark swam past us, blotched and piebald like a pig, but he paid us no attention and I lowered the spear as he drifted away into the hazy distance.
The chief chemical constituents of wholesome Mushrooms are albuminoids, carbo-hydrates, fat, mineral matters, and water.