The stomach, especially a fat one.
* Bible, Jer. i. 5
The lower fuselage of an airplane.
* 1994 , Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom , Abacus 2010, p. 454:
- Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee.
The part of anything which resembles the human belly in protuberance or in cavity; the innermost part.
- There was no heat, and we shivered in the belly of the plane.
* Bible, Jonah ii. 2
- the belly of a flask, muscle, sail, or ship
(architecture) The hollow part of a curved or bent timber, the convex part of which is the back.
- Out of the belly of hell cried I.
* beer belly
* belly button/belly-button
* belly dance/belly-dance
* belly dancer/belly-dancer
* belly dancing
* belly flop, bellyflop
* belly laugh/belly-laugh
* belly of the beast
* Delhi belly
* fire in the belly
* Formerly, all the splanchnic or visceral cavities were called bellies: the lower belly being the abdomen; the middle belly, the thorax; and the upper belly, the head.
* have eyes bigger than one's belly
To position one's belly.
To swell and become protuberant; to bulge.
To cause to swell out; to fill.
- The bellying canvas strutted with the gale.
- Your breath of full consent bellied his sails.
* belly up
From (etyl), from (etyl) . See (l).
(obsolete) A large tub or vessel for water, wine, or other liquids; a cistern.
* Bible, Joel ii. 24
* 1882 , James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England , volume 4, page 429:
- The fats shall overflow with wine[, strong drink] and oil.
(obsolete) A dry measure, generally equal to nine bushels.
- In 1431 New College purchases brewing vessels, under the names of a mash fat', for 6s. 10d., a wort ' fat for 2s., a 'Gilleding' tub for 2s. 6d., and two tunning barrels at 8d. each, a leaden boiler for 24s., another for 12s., and a great copper beer pot for 13s. 4d.
From (etyl), from (etyl) .
Carrying more fat than usual on one's body; plump; not lean or thin.
:The fat man had trouble getting through the door.
:The fattest pig should yield the most meat.
:The fat wallets of the men from the city brought joy to the peddlers.
*:So this was my future home, I thought!Backed by towering hills, the but faintly discernible purple line of the French boundary off to the southwest, a sky of palest Gobelin flecked with fat , fleecy little clouds, it in truth looked a dear little city; the city of one's dreams.
Oily; greasy; unctuous; rich; said of food.
(obsolete) Exhibiting the qualities of a fat animal; coarse; heavy; gross; dull; stupid.
*(Ralph Waldo Emerson) (1803-1882)
*:making our western wits fat and mean
*(Bible), (w) vi. 10
*:Make the heart of this people fat .
:a fat''' soil; a '''fat pasture
Rich; producing a large income; desirable.
:a fat''' benefice; a '''fat''' office; a '''fat job
*(Thomas Carlyle) (1795-1881)
*:now parson of Troston, a fat living in Suffolk
Abounding in riches; affluent; fortunate.
*(Jonathan Swift) (1667–1745)
*:persons grown fat and wealthy by long impostures
(dated, printing) Of a character which enables the compositor to make large wages; said of matter containing blank, cuts, or many leads, etc.
:a fat''' take; a '''fat page
* (carrying a larger than normal amount of fat) chubby, chunky, corpulent, lardy (slang), obese, overweight, plump, porky (slang), rotund, tubby, well-fed; see also
* (thick) thick
* (bountiful) bountiful, prosperous
* Of sense (carrying a larger than normal amount of fat) lean, skinny, slender, slim, thin
* (l), (l)
(uncountable) A specialized animal tissue with a high oil content, used for long-term storage of energy.
(countable) A refined substance chemically resembling the oils in animal fat.
That part of an organization deemed wasteful.
(slang) An erection.
- We need to trim the fat in this company
(golf) A poorly played shot where the ball is struck by the top part of the club head. (see also thin, shank, toe)
The best or richest productions; the best part.
- "I saw Daniel crack a fat ."
(dated, printing) Work containing much blank, or its equivalent, and therefore profitable to the compositor.
- to live on the fat of the land
* (animal tissue) adipose tissue, lard (in animals''; ''derogatory slang when used of human fat )
* (substance chemically resembling the oils in animal fat) grease, lard
* fat camp
* fat chance
(archaic) To make fat; to fatten.
(archaic) To become fat; to fatten.
- kill the fatted calf