Adjective "fat" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


A natural oily substance occurring in animal bodies, especially when deposited as a layer under the skin or around certain organs.
  1. 'At the same time, it stalls the metabolic processes that burn fat for fuel.'
  2. 'Insulin resistance correlates with visceral fat measured by waist circumference or waist to hip ratio.'
  3. 'But a friend said I would burn more fat by doing strength training before cardio.'
  4. 'Just beneath the surface of the skin is a thin layer of subcutaneous fat.'
  5. 'This outer layer of body fat provides insulation from low temperatures.'
  6. 'Your body has learned to use it sparingly as it relies heavily on fat for fuel.'
  7. 'Hydroxycut can also help you burn stored fat for energy while sparing your precious muscle.'
  8. 'One simple rule is to trim all excess fat from meat.'
  9. 'Not much hair, we don't hibernate, and only in the age of super-sizing have we learned to put on a truly impressive layer of body fat.'
  10. 'By late adolescence, girls have twice the body fat of boys, and boys have one-third greater muscle mass than girls.'
  11. 'sizzling fat'
  12. 'Whenever possible I cook from scratch, using fresh and organic ingredients, keeping animal fat, sugar and salt to a minimum'
  13. 'Most high-fat equine foods use an animal fat high in saturated fats rather than vegetable oils.'
  14. 'Butter has a lower melting point than hard white fats such as lard and hardened vegetable cooking fat.'
  15. 'Two pieces of unrecognisable chicken coated in artificial breadcrumbs and deep fried in greasy fat coming up.'
  16. 'I took no sugar, no butter and no other cooking fat of any sort because to get these rare commodities I would have had to ask Stewart to give me some.'
  17. 'Cheaper chocolate contains some animal or vegetable fat.'
  18. 'He placed the meat in the bottom of the pot along with a little bit of cooking fat.'
  19. 'Instead, I just soaked fruits directly in liquors, without adding sugar or fat, which is what I used to do before.'
  20. 'When the skillet is hot, add enough oil or other cooking fat to thinly coat the bottom of the pan.'
  21. 'Tesco and Waitrose have also promised to cut the use of such fats in own-brand food.'
  22. 'he was a tall man, running to fat'
  23. 'People who carry more weight around their waistlines are at greater health risks than individuals who carry their excess fat in the hips and thighs.'
  24. 'You decided to get healthy, put on muscle and maybe lose a few pounds of excess fat.'
  25. 'Many active people are curious about their body composition and wonder what percent of their weight is excess fat.'
  26. 'Losing just a few pounds of excess fat will go a long way toward improving your health.'
  27. 'He was one of those fortunate athletes who, although very strongly built, never tended to run to fat.'
  28. 'The presence of excess fat in the abdomen is an independent predictor of risk factors and mortality.'
  29. 'Researchers say those with excess fat around the stomach - the so-called apple shape - are also less healthy than full-figured women.'
  30. 'I could hear the hard breathing of Senor Nunez across from me and could almost see in my mind's eye his nasal passages, suffocated by the large amounts of unnecessary fat in his face and throat.'
  31. 'You don't necessarily lose your powers if you're grey or turning to fat.'
  32. 'I can even afford to carry excess fat, having had more than enough to eat in recent months and years.'
Any of a group of natural esters of glycerol and various fatty acids, which are solid at room temperature and are the main constituents of animal and vegetable fat.
  1. 'The 12-ounce bowl contains 25 g protein and only 7 g fat.'
  2. 'Olive oil is very low in saturated fats and loaded with healthy monounsaturated fats, so choose it over others.'
  3. 'Sucrose is also the basic plant biochemical building block, and can be converted to proteins, fats, and organic acids.'
  4. 'I thought triglycerides were fats, so shouldn't he avoid fats?'
  5. 'In an effort to be just a little healthier, we're opting for a peanut butter without hydrogenated fat.'


(of a person or animal) having a large amount of excess flesh.
  1. 'I've been visiting a few suburban areas in our country over the last month and have to say that I'm shocked at how disgustingly fat people have become.'
  2. 'Your eyes flash all round the platform to see if there are any hugely fat people you can hide behind - has he seen you yet?'
  3. 'The same white-and-orange hamster, named Honey, resided in a small cage cleaned out once a week and had grown so fat that she could hardly squeeze through cardboard tubes.'
  4. 'Cue whinge after whinge after pitiful whinge about how fat she thinks she is, and how much weight she must have put on since entering the house.'
  5. 'The link between the daily traffic jams outside schools and the bored, fat teenagers in the people carriers seemed to escape the members of the obesity taskforce.'
  6. 'She was only plump, not fat, but in those girls' eyes, she was a whale.'
  7. 'Go on a diet with your pet - if you have a fat dog at home, like we do.'
  8. 'She was about Hanna's age and looked nice and friendly: short, a little plump but not fat, with long red hair and freckled face.'
  9. 'Despite the ‘real’ people portrayed, I've yet to see a fat person on board or someone with bad hygiene.'
  10. 'I ate 20 nuggets and a chicken sandwich meal and Rob kept on throwing things at me and calling me a fat pig.'
  11. 'The market re-opened for the sale of fat cattle and sheep.'
  12. 'We had 2,225 fat sheep on Tuesday and the best lambs made up to 145p/kilo.'
  13. 'While fat cow and bull prices are still weak, feeder cattle prices are strong.'
  14. 'Use 3 rashers of smoked, fat, streaky bacon with the rind taken off.'
  15. 'The stuffing was seasoned with salt and the bird coated with flour and strips of fat bacon and then roasted in the black oven pot with coals on the lid to maintain an even temperature.'
Large in bulk or circumference.
  1. 'But you don't need to be a criminal mastermind to target our rather fat and sluggish financial institutions.'
  2. 'The risotto turned out to be excellent and very well seasoned, with its fat grains of al dente rice and its large chunks of tasty mushrooms.'
  3. 'She then turned back and a female friend leaned down, took what appeared to be a fat, hand-rolled cigarette and lit it.'
  4. 'And then there is a guy smoking a fat cigarette that surely contains less tobacco than greenery.'
  5. 'She selected a very fat cigarette which she lit with a petrol lighter, and grinned as it issued a rich sweet-smelling odour.'
  6. 'Yet the questions remain: Are clean lungs and a fatter wallet worth my sanity?'
  7. 'Peer over your plate to see the deft hands of prep chef Samuel Ramirez shape cornmeal-molasses dough into fat hamburger buns.'
  8. 'In order to attend you need not just a fat wallet but the right connections.'
  9. 'a fat cheque'
  10. 'And even if they do not form the next Government, they stand to receive fat pension cheques whilst they continue to work and earn.'
  11. 'For the rest, entering the entertainment world means having a colourful lifestyle, fat monetary rewards and an enviable social status.'
  12. 'He might have assumed a lower profile, but he didn't disappear like many others with a fat cheque, a set of golf clubs and a one-way ticket to Florida.'
  13. 'And when the great boom began and the country's cities began to develop, there was a rush to profit from the fat contracts on offer.'
  14. 'The press has done a public service exposing this government's fondness for spin, rich businessmen and fat donation cheques.'
  15. 'So what happens to your big fat pension fund in these circumstances?'
  16. 'The country's attempts since the 1970s to build a diversified economy from the fat profits of higher oil process have failed miserably.'
  17. 'All my children have spent time in excellent examples of both, but I have to say I find nothing concentrates head teachers' minds more than the termly handing over of the fat cheque.'
  18. 'A company making big league profits and paying fat dividends to shareholders should be ashamed of its insulting pay offer to the people who actually do the work.'
  19. 'While they are buying well-known brand names and waiting for prestige and fat profits to result, they tend to forget the major difference between home and abroad.'
  20. 'A fat lot of good that is to a traveller who would be many miles away by the time it got there.'
  21. 'There is fat chance of Tosh forgetting about this season, which surely has the makings of a magical 30-goal one.'
  22. 'I gave up - there wasn't a fat lot of difference anyway.'
  23. 'For the first year I raved and plotted revenge, and a fat lot of good it did me.'
  24. 'Ideally, Heaney's talk would be broadcast on the radio but there is fat chance of that.'
  25. 'On the other hand, you be nice to me… and a fat lot of good it'll do you.'
  26. 'The situation requires strong political leadership all round - fat chance.'
  27. 'There is a similarly fat chance of us accepting the other unquestioned assumptions underpinning misanthropic doom-mongering about health.'
  28. 'Ah well, it gives them something to write about, I suppose not a fat lot happens in Solihull at the best of times.'
  29. 'In any case, there is fat chance of finding alternative employment in this area, which to an untutored eye looks rich in natural assets.'


Make or become fat.
  1. 'We were compelled to eat rotten biscuits and stinking decaying meat while our officers fatted themselves with the best food and drank the most expensive wines.'
  2. 'We're like a prodigal son but we want to come back and get some fatted calf,’ she said.'


1. having too much flabby tissue; corpulent; obese: a fat person.

2. plump; well-fed: a good, fat chicken.

3. consisting of or containing fat; greasy; oily: fat gravy; fat meat.

4. profitable, as an office: a fat job on the city commission.

5. affording good opportunities, especially for gain: a fat business contract.

6. wealthy; prosperous; rich: He grew fat on dishonest profits.

7. big, broad, or extended; thick: a fat sheaf of bills.

More examples(as adjective)

"states can be fat over years."

"people can be fat at alls."

"people can be fat in stomachs."

"models can be fat over years."

"somes can be fat in seconds."

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Old English fǣtt ‘well fed, plump’, also ‘fatty, oily’, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch vet and German feist.


the fat is in the fire
kill the fatted calf
live off (or on) the fat of the land