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
(informal) enjoyable, amusing
- We had a fun time at the party.
(informal) whimsical, flamboyant
- He is such a fun person to be with.
- This year's fashion style is much more fun than recent seasons.
* Note that the use of fun as an adjective is often considered unacceptable in formal contexts. For more on the slang comparative and superlative, the use of which is disputed, see
amusement, enjoyment or pleasure
* 2000 , Robert Stanley, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Adobe Photoshop 6 , Alpha Books, page 377
playful, often noisy, activity.
- Grafting your boss's face onto the hind end of a donkey is fun, but serious fun is when you create the impossible and it looks real.
* amusement, diversion, enjoyment, a laugh, pleasure
* boisterousness, horseplay, rough and tumble
* for the fun of it
* fun and games
* fun bags
* fun run, fun runner, fun running
* good fun
* great fun
* have fun
* have fun with
* in fun
* like fun
* make fun of
* poke fun at
(colloquial) To tease, kid, poke fun at, make fun of.
- Hey, don't get bent out of shape over it; I was just funning you.