part of speech: noun

definition 1: a white or yellow oily substance found in some parts of animals or plants. Fat is made of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen.

  • Foods with fat, like bacon, often taste good but are not very healthy.
  • Butter and lard are fats.

definition 2: animal or plant tissue that contains such a substance.

  • She complains about having fat around her middle.

synonyms: flesh, meat\


part of speech: adjective

inflections: fatter, fattest

definition 1: having a lot of extra flesh that is not muscle; plump; overweight.

  • That cat is so fat that he can hardly jump.

synonyms: fleshy, heavy, obese, overweight

antonyms: lean, skinny, slim, thin, trim

definition 2: thick.

  • How many pages does that fat book have?

synonyms: thick

antonyms: slender, thin

phrase: fat chance

derivation: fatness (n.)