Meaning of FAT in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ fæt ]

( fatter, fattest, fats)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.


If you say that a person or animal is fat , you mean that they have a lot of flesh on their body and that they weigh too much. You usually use the word fat when you think that this is a bad thing.

I could eat what I liked without getting fat...

After five minutes, the fat woman in the seat in front of me was asleep.

= overweight

≠ thin

ADJ [ disapproval ]

• fat‧ness

No one knows whether a child’s tendency towards fatness is inherited or due to the food he eats.



Fat is the extra flesh that animals and humans have under their skin, which is used to store energy and to help keep them warm.

Because you’re not burning calories, everything you eat turns to fat.



Fat is a solid or liquid substance obtained from animals or vegetables, which is used in cooking.

When you use oil or fat for cooking, use as little as possible.

...vegetable fats, such as coconut oil and palm oil.



Fat is a substance contained in foods such as meat, cheese, and butter which forms an energy store in your body.

An easy way to cut the amount of fat in your diet is to avoid eating red meats...

Most low-fat yogurts are about 40 calories per 100g.



A fat object, especially a book, is very thick or wide.

...’Europe in Figures’, a fat book published on September 22nd...

= thick

≠ thin, slim



A fat profit or fee is a large one. ( INFORMAL )

They are set to make a big fat profit.



If you say that there is fat chance of something happening, you mean that you do not believe that it will happen. ( INFORMAL, mainly SPOKEN )

‘Would your car be easy to steal?’—‘Fat chance. I’ve got a device that shuts down the gas and ignition.’

PHRASE : oft PHR of n [ feelings ]

Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне.