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Fat vs. Big — What's the Difference?

Fat vs. Big — What's the Difference?

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Fat

In nutrition, biology, and chemistry, fat usually means any ester of fatty acids, or a mixture of such compounds, most commonly those that occur in living beings or in food.The term often refers specifically to triglycerides (triple esters of glycerol), that are the main components of vegetable oils and of fatty tissue in animals; or, even more narrowly, to triglycerides that are solid or semisolid at room temperature, thus excluding oils. The term may also be used more broadly as a synonym of lipid—any substance of biological relevance, composed of carbon, hydrogen, or oxygen, that is insoluble in water but soluble in non-polar solvents.
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Big

Of considerable size or extent
Big staff cuts
Big buildings
Her big hazel eyes
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Fat

A natural oily substance occurring in animal bodies, especially when deposited as a layer under the skin or around certain organs
Whales and seals insulate themselves with layers of fat
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Big

Of considerable importance or seriousness
It's a big decision
His biggest problem is money
He made a big mistake
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Fat

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
Some 40 per cent of our daily calories are derived from dietary fats
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Big

Generous
‘I'm inclined to take pity on you.’ ‘That's big of you!’
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Fat

(of a person or animal) having a large amount of excess flesh
The driver was a fat wheezing man
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Big

Praise or recommend something highly
The record's been on the streets a while now, but it's still worth bigging up
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Fat

Large in bulk or circumference
A fat cigarette
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Big

The major league in a professional sport
The day he made it to the bigs, he forgot every minor league ballpark he ever played in
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Fat

Make or become fat
The hogs have been fatting
Numbers of black cattle are fatted here
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Big

Of considerable size, number, quantity, magnitude, or extent; large.
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Fat

The ester of glycerol and one, two, or three fatty acids.
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Big

Having great strength or force
A big wind.
In a big rage.
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Fat

Any of various soft, solid, or semisolid organic compounds constituting the esters of glycerol and fatty acids and their associated organic groups.
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Big

Of great significance; momentous
A big decision.
A big victory.
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Fat

A mixture of such compounds occurring widely in organic tissue, especially in the adipose tissue of animals and in the seeds, nuts, and fruits of plants.
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Big

Mature or grown-up
Big enough to take the bus by herself.
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Fat

Animal tissue containing such substances.
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Big

Older or eldest. Used especially of a sibling
My big brother is leaving for college next week.
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Fat

A solidified animal or vegetable oil.
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Big

Filled up; brimming over
Felt big with love.
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Fat

Obesity; corpulence
Health risks associated with fat.
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Big

Bountiful; generous
Had a big heart.
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Fat

Unnecessary excess
"would drain the appropriation's fat without cutting into education's muscle" (New York Times).
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Big

Pregnant
Big with child.
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Fat

Having much or too much fat or flesh; plump or obese.
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Big

Having or exercising considerable authority, control, or influence
A big official.
A big chief.
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Fat

Full of fat or oil; greasy.
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Big

Conspicuous in position, wealth, or importance; prominent
A big figure in the peace movement.
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Fat

Abounding in desirable elements
A paycheck fat with bonus money.
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Big

Loud and firm; resounding
A big voice.
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Fat

Fertile or productive; rich
"It was a fine, green, fat landscape" (Robert Louis Stevenson).
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Big

(Informal) Widely liked, used, or practiced; popular
"The Minneapolis indie-rock band was big in the blogosphere, beloved by hipsters, and unknown to pretty much everyone else" (Robert Levine).
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Fat

Having an abundance or amplitude; well-stocked
A fat larder.
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Big

(Informal) Self-important; cocky
You're too big for your own good.
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Fat

Yielding profit or plenty; lucrative or rewarding
A fat promotion.
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Big

In a pretentious or boastful way
Talked big about the new job.
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Fat

Prosperous; wealthy
Grew fat on illegal profits.
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Big

With considerable success
Made it big with their recent best-selling album.
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Fat

Thick; large
A fat book.
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Big

In a thorough or unmistakable way; emphatically
Failed big at the box office.
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Fat

Puffed up; swollen
A fat lip.
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Big

Of great size, large.
Elephants are big animals, and they eat a lot.
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Fat

To make or become fat; fatten.
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Big

(informal) Fat.
Gosh, she is big!
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Fat

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.
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Big

Large with young; pregnant; swelling; ready to give birth or produce.
She was big with child.
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Fat

Thick; large.
The fat wallets of the men from the city brought joy to the peddlers.
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Big

(informal) Well-endowed, possessing large breasts in the case of a woman or a large penis in the case of a man.
Whoa, Nadia has gotten pretty big since she hit puberty.
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Fat

Bulbous; rotund.
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Big

(informal) Adult; (of a child) older.
Kids should get help from big people if they want to use the kitchen.
We were just playing, and then some big kids came and chased us away.
She did it all on her own like a big girl.
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Fat

Bountiful.
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Big

Old, mature. Used to imply that somebody is too old for something, or acting immaturely.
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Fat

Oily; greasy; unctuous; rich said of food.
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Big

.informal Mature, conscientious, principled; generous.
That's very big of you; thank you!
I tried to be the bigger person and just let it go, but I couldn't help myself.
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Fat

(obsolete) Exhibiting the qualities of a fat animal; coarse; heavy; gross; dull; stupid.
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Big

(informal) Important or significant.
What's so big about that? I do it all the time.
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Fat

Fertile; productive.
A fat soil; a fat pasture
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Big

Popular.
That style is very big right now in Europe, especially among teenagers.
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Fat

Rich; producing a large income; desirable.
A fat benefice; a fat office;
A fat job
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Big

(of a city) Populous.
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Fat

Abounding in riches; affluent; fortunate.
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Big

(informal) Used as an intensifier, especially of negative-valence nouns
You are a big liar.
Why are you in such a big hurry?
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Fat

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
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Big

Operating on a large scale, especially if therefore having undue or sinister influence.
There were concerns about the ethics of big pharma.
Big money
Big Tech, Big Steel (large or influential tech or steel companies)
Big Science (science performed by large terms, of large scope, with government or corporate funding)
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Fat

(golf) Being a shot in which the ground is struck before the ball.
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Big

Enthusiastic (about).
I'm not big on the idea, but if you want to go ahead with it, I won't stop you.
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Fat

(theatre) Of a role: significant; major; meaty.
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Big

In a loud manner.
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Fat

Alternative form of phat
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Big

In a boasting manner.
He's always talking big, but he never delivers.
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Fat

(uncountable) A specialized animal tissue with high lipid content, used for long-term storage of energy: fat tissue.
Mammals that hibernate have plenty of fat to keep them warm during the winter.
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Big

In a large amount or to a large extent.
He won big betting on the croquet championship.
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Fat

Such tissue as food: the fatty portion of (or trimmings from) meat cuts.
Ask the butcher for a few pounds of fat for our greens.
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Big

On a large scale, expansively.
You've got to think big to succeed at Amalgamated Plumbing.
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Fat

(countable) A lipid that is solid at room temperature, which fat tissue contains and which is also found in the blood circulation; sometimes, a refined substance chemically resembling such naturally occurring lipids.
Dietary fat is not the evil that it was once misapprehended to be; carbs are increasingly recognized as a bigger driver of atherosclerosis via chronic insulin resistance and the vascular processes that cascade from it.
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Big

Hard.
He hit him big and the guy just crumpled.
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Fat

That part of an organization deemed wasteful.
We need to trim the fat in this company
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Big

An important or powerful person; a celebrity; a big name.
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Fat

(slang) An erection.
I saw Daniel crack a fat.
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Big

(in the plural) The big leagues, big time.
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Fat

(golf) A poorly played shot where the ball is struck by the top part of the club head. (see also thin, shank, toe)
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Big

(university slang) A initiated member of a sorority who acts as a mentor to a new member (the little).
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Fat

The best or richest productions; the best part.
To live on the fat of the land
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Big

(BDSM) The participant in ageplay who acts out the older role.
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Fat

Work containing much blank, or its equivalent, and therefore profitable to the compositor.
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Big

One or more kinds of barley, especially six-rowed barley.
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Fat

A fat person.
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Big

To inhabit; occupy.
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Fat

A beef cattle fattened for sale.
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Big

To locate oneself.
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Fat

(obsolete) A large tub or vessel for water, wine, or other liquids; a cistern.
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Big

To build; erect; fashion.
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Fat

(obsolete) A dry measure, generally equal to nine bushels.
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Big

To dwell; have a dwelling.
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Fat

To make fat; to fatten.
Kill the fatted calf
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Big

Having largeness of size; of much bulk or magnitude; of great size; large.
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Fat

To become fat; to fatten.
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Big

Great with young; pregnant; swelling; ready to give birth or produce; - often figuratively.
[Day] big with the fate of Cato and of Rome.
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Fat

To hit a golf ball with a fat shot.
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Big

Having greatness, fullness, importance, inflation, distention, etc., whether in a good or a bad sense; as, a big heart; a big voice; big looks; to look big. As applied to looks, it indicates haughtiness or pride.
God hath not in heaven a bigger argument.
I talked big to them at first.
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Fat

A large tub, cistern, or vessel; a vat.
The fats shall overflow with wine and oil.
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Big

Barley, especially the hardy four-rowed kind.
"Bear interchanges in local use, now with barley, now with bigg."
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Fat

A measure of quantity, differing for different commodities.
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Big

To build.
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Fat

An oily liquid or greasy substance making up the main bulk of the adipose tissue of animals, and widely distributed in the seeds of plants. See Adipose tissue, under Adipose.
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Big

Above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent;
A large city
Set out for the big city
A large sum
A big (or large) barn
A large family
Big businesses
A big expenditure
A large number of newspapers
A big group of scientists
Large areas of the world
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Fat

The best or richest productions; the best part; as, to live on the fat of the land.
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Big

Significant;
Graduation was a big day in his life
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Fat

Work. containing much blank, or its equivalent, and, therefore, profitable to the compositor.
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Big

Of very great significance;
Deciding to drop the atom bomb was a very big decision
A momentous event
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Fat

Abounding with fat
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Big

Conspicuous in position or importance;
A big figure in the movement
Big man on campus
He's very large in financial circles
A prominent citizen
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Fat

Exhibiting the qualities of a fat animal; coarse; heavy; gross; dull; stupid.
Making our western wits fat and mean.
Make the heart of this people fat.
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Big

Very intense;
A bad headache
In a big rage
Had a big (or bad) shock
A bad earthquake
A bad storm
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Fat

Fertile; productive; as, a fat soil; a fat pasture.
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Big

Loud and firm;
A big voice
Big bold piano sounds
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Fat

Rich; producing a large income; desirable; as, a fat benefice; a fat office; a fat job.
Now parson of Troston, a fat living in Suffolk.
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Big

Prodigious;
Big spender
Big eater
Heavy investor
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Fat

Abounding in riches; affluent; fortunate.
Persons grown fat and wealthy by long impostures.
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Big

(of animals) fully developed;
An adult animal
A grown woman
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Fat

Of a character which enables the compositor to make large wages; - said of matter containing blank, cuts, or many leads, etc.; as, a fat take; a fat page.
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Big

Marked by intense physical force;
A big wind
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Fat

To make fat; to fatten; to make plump and fleshy with abundant food; as, to fat fowls or sheep.
We fat all creatures else to fat us.
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Big

Feeling self-importance;
Too big for his britches
Had a swelled head
He was swelled with pride
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Fat

To grow fat, plump, and fleshy.
An old ox fats as well, and is as good, as a young one.
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Big

Older brother or sister;
Big sister
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Fat

A soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides);
Pizza has too much fat
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Big

Exhibiting self-importance;
Big talk
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Fat

A kind of body tissue containing stored fat that serves as a source of energy; adipose tissue also cushions and insulates vital organs;
Fatty tissue protected them from the severe cold
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Big

Generous and understanding and tolerant;
A heart big enough to hold no grudges
That's very big of you to be so forgiving
A large and generous spirit
A large heart
Magnanimous toward his enemies
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Fat

Excess bodily weight;
She found fatness disgusting in herself as well as in others
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Big

Given or giving freely;
Was a big tipper
The bounteous goodness of God
Bountiful compliments
A freehanded host
A handsome allowance
Saturday's child is loving and giving
A liberal backer of the arts
A munificent gift
Her fond and openhanded grandfather
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Fat

Make fat or plump;
We will plump out that poor starving child
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Big

In an advanced stage of pregnancy;
Was big with child
Was great with child
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Fat

Having much flesh (especially fat);
He hadn't remembered how fat she was
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Big

Extremely well;
His performance went over big
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Fat

Having a relatively large diameter;
A fat rope
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Big

In a boastful manner;
He talked big all evening
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Fat

Containing or composed of fat;
Fatty food
Fat tissue
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Big

On a grand scale;
Think big
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Fat

Lucrative;
A juicy contract
A nice fat job
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Big

In a major way;
The play failed big at the box office
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Fat

Marked by great fruitfulness;
Fertile farmland
A fat land
A productive vineyard
Rich soil
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Fat

A chubby body;
The boy had a rounded face and fat cheeks
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