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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
vat
noun
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Along the wall in the back, pickle vats and ceramic elephants rested in crates.
▪ Clarets are aged in stainless steel vats or oak casks, and are bottled only when they are considered ready for sale.
▪ It was as if Lucie's pride had been purged away by standing in that vat of swirling morning mist.
▪ Mixing was done in open vats like large domestic food mixers.
▪ Riini who police say strangles his victims and dissolves their corpses in vats of acid.
▪ She was denied food and sleep, shocked with electricity and dunked into vats of water until she nearly drowned.
▪ The filter was constructed as shown in the diagram and then stood on the wooden crosspieces on top of the vat.
▪ There was an earth floor and two old wooden vats.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Vat

Vat \Vat\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Vatted; p. pr. & vb. n. Vatting.] To put or transfer into a vat.

Vat

Vat \Vat\, n. [A dialectic form for fat, OE. fat, AS. f[ae]t; akin to D. vat, OS. fat, G. fass, OHG. faz, Icel. & Sw. fat, Dan. fad, Lith. p?das a pot, and probably to G. fassen to seize, to contain, OHG. fazz?n, D. vatten. Cf. Fat a vat.]

  1. A large vessel, cistern, or tub, especially one used for holding in an immature state, chemical preparations for dyeing, or for tanning, or for tanning leather, or the like.

    Let him produce his vase and tubs, in opposition to heaps of arms and standards.
    --Addison.

  2. A measure for liquids, and also a dry measure; especially, a liquid measure in Belgium and Holland, corresponding to the hectoliter of the metric system, which contains 22.01 imperial gallons, or 26.4 standard gallons in the United States. Note: The old Dutch grain vat averaged 0.762 Winchester bushel. The old London coal vat contained 9 bushels. The solid-measurement vat of Amsterdam contains 40 cubic feet; the wine vat, 24

    1. 57 imperial gallons, and the vat for olive oil, 225.45 imperial gallons.

  3. (Metal.)

    1. A wooden tub for washing ores and mineral substances in.

    2. A square, hollow place on the back of a calcining furnace, where tin ore is laid to dry.

  4. (R. C. Ch.) A vessel for holding holy water.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
vat

c.1200, large tub or cistern, "especially one for holding liquors in an immature state" [Century Dictionary], southern variant (see V) of Old English fæt "container, vat," from Proto-Germanic *fatan (cognates: Old Saxon, Old Norse fat, Old Frisian fet, Middle Dutch, Dutch vat, Old High German faz, German faß), from PIE root *ped- (2) "container" (cognates: Lithuanian puodas "pot").

Wiktionary
vat

n. 1 A large tub, such as is used for making wine or for tanning. 2 A square, hollow place on the back of a calcining furnace, where tin ore is laid to dry. 3 (context Roman Catholic English) A vessel for holding holy water. 4 (context dated English) A liquid measure and dry measure; especially, a liquid measure in Belgium and Holland, corresponding to the hectolitre of the metric system, which contains 22.01 imperial gallons, or 26.4 standard gallons in the United States. (The old Dutch grain vat averaged 0.762 Winchester bushel. The old London coal vat contained 9 bushels. The solid-measurement vat of Amsterdam contains 40 cubic feet; the wine vat, 24

  1. 57 imperial gallons, and the vat for olive oil, 225.45 imperial gallons.) vb. (context transitive English) To blend (wines or spirits) in a vat; figuratively, to mix or blend elements as if with wines or spirits.

WordNet
Wikipedia
Vát

Vát is a village in Vas county, Hungary.

Vát

Vát is a village in Vas county, Hungary.

Usage examples of "vat".

If this is not noticed it indicates that the vat is deficient in alkalinity, and a little more lime should be added.

While still in their amniotic vats, the embryos hung in mechanical wombs, exposed to increasing doses of Veritas so that their immune systems became accustomed to the drug and did not purge it completely from their bodies.

Eustace picked up a net and went to the vat where the artesian water bubbled.

Paris, which is now more zealous in the study of antiquity than in the subtle investigation of truth, did English subtlety, which illumined by the lights of former times is always sending forth fresh rays of truth, produce anything to the advancement of science or the declaration of the faith, this was instantly poured still fresh into our ears, ungarbled by any babbler, unmutilated by any trifler, but passing straight from the purest of wine-presses into the vats of our memory to be clarified.

You but your hand in my bocket ven you takes my dinners, my lagers, and my brandies, but I no do vat no shentlemens does.

Near the vats were three cots, on which, under blankets, lay three bodies, spent in sleep.

Years before, at the beginning of the sixties, Buddy and I had been trying to grow psilocybin mushrooms in a cottage-cheese vat at the little creamery Daddy staked Buddy to after he got out of Oregon State.

Ed Sullivan into his cybersex fantasy that evening, and before he realized what had happened he felt his back foot catching on the edge of The Ramp: he could feel the steam from the vat thirty feet below rise up under his skirt, and without panicking, without thinking really, in a flash-moment of reflexive instinct, he spun around and leaped, hoping to hurl himself beyond the vat.

He could smell the woodsmoke from the Alengwyneh towns, and other familiar and disgusting odors: the body wastes, the sour, pulpy smell of garbage rotting outside their villages, the tangy stink of their tanneries, the rankling smell of their lime kilns and charcoal pits and the retting vats where they soaked flax and dogbane and heart-tree bark to make cloth fiber.

Allan Pogue remembers thinking at the time, All right then, this brown floor with the vats, the oven, and the embalming room are your kingdom at this minute.

Extending over the vat are a number of reels or bobbins, these are best made of wood or enamelled iron.

Quickly, she turned to hef right, eased around a line of vats and past the storage huts.

He sees their ghastly desperate motions everywhere he looks, and he feels suddenly removed, conscious not of men and women, khepri and cactacae and scabmettler and hotchi, but only of countless, mindlessly repetitive motions, winding slowly down, as if he stares into a vat of rainwater at slowly dying insects.

Mark Kemper, like the other captives, shuddered when he saw the acid vat.

Herren, ich kenne Sie nicht, und Sie kennen meinen Vater nicht, wissen Sie, denn er ist schon lange durchgebrannt, und geht nicht beim Tage in einen Laden hinein, wissen Sie--und ich habe keinen SchwiegerVater, Gott sei Dank, werde auch nie einen kriegen, werde uberhaupt, wissen Sie, ein solches Ding nie haben, nie dulden, nie ausstehen: warum greifen Sie ein Madchen an, das nur Unschuld kennt, das Ihnen nie Etwas zu Leide gethan hat?