noun (uncountable and countable; pluralfats)
(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.
adjective (fatt, er)
We need to trim the fat in this company
(context, countable, obsolete) A large tub, cistern, or vessel; a vat.
- A person or animal that is overweight or obese.
- Carrying a larger than normal amount of fat on one's body.
The man had trouble getting through the door.
- thick, Thick.
The wallets of the men from the city brought joy to the peddlers.
- bountiful, Bountiful.
Variant form of phat.
(rfv-sense) (sports) A poorly played golf shot where the ball is struck by the top part of the club head. (See Thin,Shank,Toe)
- A state of proper physical condition; kilter or trim.
- One's mental state; spirits.
- sand, Sand used to line a furnace.
(Geordie) A persons mood or state, often assuming the worst.
verb (fettles, fettling, fettled, fettled)
Whats yer marra?
- In ceramics, a seam line left by the meeting of mold pieces.
(context, UK) To sort out, to fix.
(transitive) To line the hearth of a furnace with sand prior to pouring molten metal.
(context, transitive, Geordie) To be upset or in bad mood.
Divint yersel ower that!
- In ceramics, to remove (as by sanding) the seam lines left by the meeting of two molds.
(context, UK, cycling, slang) To repair or tune a bicycle.
- The process of applying heat or fire, especially to clay etc to produce pottery.
- The fuel for a fire.
- The discharge of a gun or other weapon.
- The dismissal of someone from a job.
(present participle of, fire)
- A small simple aquarium.
- A term describing a place or event of intense scrutiny. Enthusiastic sports cities are often said to place the players on their team in a "fishbowl" atmosphere.
(context, musical instruments) A woodwind instrument consisting of a metal, wood or bamboo tube with a row of circular holes and played by blowing across a hole in the side of one end or through a narrow channel at one end against a sharp edge, while covering none, some or all of the holes with the fingers to vary the note played.
- A glass with a long, narrow bowl and a long stem, used for drinking wine, especially champagne.
- A helical groove going up a drill bit which allows the drilled out material to come up out of the hole as it's drilled.
(architecture) A semicylindrical vertical groove in a pillar.
(flutes, fluting, fluted)
- To cut a semicylindrical vertical groove in a pillar.
- To make cloth denser and firmer by soaking, beating and pressing, to waulk, walk
- Containing the maximum possible amount of that which can fit in the space available.
The jugs were to the point of overflowing.
- Complete; with nothing omitted.
Our book gives treatment to the subject of angling. She had tattoos the length of her arms.
- Total, entire.
He was prosecuted to the extent of the law.
(informal) satisfied, especially in relation to eating.
"I'm ", he said, pushing back from the table.
- Of a garment, of a size that is ample, wide, or having ample folds or pleats to be comfortable.
She needed her clothing during her pregnancy.
- Having depth and body; rich.