Fat
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.] 1. Abounding with fat; as: (a) Fleshy; characterized by fatness; plump; corpulent; not lean; as, a fat man; a fat ox. (b) Oily; greasy; unctuous; rich; -- said of food. [1913 Webster]

2. Exhibiting the qualities of a fat animal; coarse; heavy; gross; dull; stupid. [1913 Webster]

Making our western wits fat and mean. --Emerson. [1913 Webster]

Make the heart of this people fat. --Is. vi. 10. [1913 Webster]

3. Fertile; productive; as, a fat soil; a fat pasture. [1913 Webster]

4. Rich; producing a large income; desirable; as, a fat benefice; a fat office; a fat job. [1913 Webster]

Now parson of Troston, a fat living in Suffolk. --Carlyle. [1913 Webster]

5. Abounding in riches; affluent; fortunate. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Persons grown fat and wealthy by long impostures. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

6. (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. [1913 Webster]

{Fat lute}, a mixture of pipe clay and oil for filling joints. [1913 Webster]


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