Fat Fat, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fatted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {atting}.] [OE. fatten, AS. f[=ae]ttian. See {Fat}, a., and cf. {Fatten}.] To make fat; to fatten; to make plump and fleshy with abundant food; as, to fat fowls or sheep. [1913 Webster]

We fat all creatures else to fat us. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • fatted — fat|ted [ˈfætıd] adj →kill the fatted calf at ↑kill1 (15) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fatted — adjective see kill the fatted calf kill 1 (14) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • fatted — /ˈfætəd/ (say fatuhd) adjective 1. fattened. –phrase 2. kill the fatted calf, to make lavish preparation, especially of food, for a guest. {fat + t + ed2} …   Australian English dictionary

  • fatted — adjective Etymology: from past participle of fat (III) : fattened, fat killed for him the fatted calf Lk 15:30 (Revised Standard Version) …   Useful english dictionary

  • fatted — adjective Made fat; fattened …   Wiktionary

  • fatted — adj. fattened, fatty, containing fat fæt n. oily substance present in the bodies of animals and in some plants v. fatten, make fat; gain weight, become fat adj. overweight; containing fat; thick; sleek; rich; fertile; good (Slang) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Fatted calf — is a metaphor or symbol of festive celebration and rejoicing for someone s long awaited return. It derives from the parable of the prodigal son in the New Testament. In biblical times, people would often keep at least one piece of livestock that… …   Wikipedia

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  • kill the fatted calf — If you kill the fatted calf, you have a celebration, usually to welcome someone who s been away a long time …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • kill the fatted calf — to celebrate in order to welcome a friend or relative that you have not seen for a long time. Annie s coming home, let s kill the fatted calf! …   New idioms dictionary

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