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Fat vs. Thin

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Fatadjective

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.’;

Thinadjective

Having little thickness or extent from one surface to its opposite.

‘thin plate of metal;’; ‘thin paper;’; ‘thin board;’; ‘thin covering’;

Fatadjective

Thick.

‘The fat wallets of the men from the city brought joy to the peddlers.’;

Thinadjective

Very narrow in all diameters; having a cross section that is small in all directions.

‘thin wire;’; ‘thin string’;

Fatadjective

Bountiful.

Thinadjective

Having little body fat or flesh; slim; slender; lean; gaunt.

‘thin person’;

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Fatadjective

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

Thinadjective

Of low viscosity or low specific gravity, e.g., as is water compared to honey.

Fatadjective

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

Thinadjective

Scarce; not close, crowded, or numerous; not filling the space.

‘The trees of a forest are thin; the corn or grass is thin.’;

Fatadjective

Fertile; productive.

‘a fat soil;’; ‘a fat pasture’;

Thinadjective

(golf) Describing a poorly played golf shot where the ball is struck by the bottom part of the club head. See fat, shank, toe.

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Fatadjective

Rich; producing a large income; desirable.

‘a fat benefice;’; ‘a fat office;’; ‘a fat job’;

Thinadjective

Lacking body or volume; small; feeble; not full.

Fatadjective

Abounding in riches; affluent; fortunate.

Thinadjective

Slight; small; slender; flimsy; superficial; inadequate; not sufficient for a covering.

‘a thin disguise’;

Fatadjective

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’;

Thinnoun

(philately) A loss or tearing of paper from the back of a stamp, although not sufficient to create a complete hole.

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Fatadjective

alternative form of phat

Thinnoun

Any food produced or served in thin slices.

‘chocolate mint thins’; ‘potato thins’;

Fatnoun

(uncountable) A specialized animal tissue with a high oil content, used for long-term storage of energy.

Thinverb

(transitive) To make thin or thinner.

Fatnoun

(countable) A refined substance chemically resembling the oils in animal fat.

Thinverb

(intransitive) To become thin or thinner.

Fatnoun

That part of an organization deemed wasteful.

‘We need to trim the fat in this company’;

Thinverb

To dilute.

Fatnoun

(slang) An erection.

‘I saw Daniel crack a fat.’;

Thinverb

To remove some plants or parts of plants in order to improve the growth of what remains.

Fatnoun

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

Thinadverb

Not thickly or closely; in a scattered state.

‘seed sown thin’;

Fatnoun

The best or richest productions; the best part.

‘to live on the fat of the land’;

Thinadjective

Having little thickness or extent from one surface to its opposite; as, a thin plate of metal; thin paper; a thin board; a thin covering.

Fatnoun

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

Thinadjective

Rare; not dense or thick; - applied to fluids or soft mixtures; as, thin blood; thin broth; thin air.

‘In the day, when the air is more thin.’; ‘Satan, bowing lowHis gray dissimulation, disappeared,Into thin air diffused.’;

Fatnoun

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

Thinadjective

Not close; not crowded; not filling the space; not having the individuals of which the thing is composed in a close or compact state; hence, not abundant; as, the trees of a forest are thin; the corn or grass is thin.

‘Ferrara is very large, but extremely thin of people.’;

Fatnoun

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

Thinadjective

Not full or well grown; wanting in plumpness.

‘Seven thin ears . . . blasted with the east wind.’;

Fatverb

To make fat; to fatten.

‘kill the fatted calf’;

Thinadjective

Not stout; slim; slender; lean; gaunt; as, a person becomes thin by disease.

Fatverb

To become fat; to fatten.

Thinadjective

Wanting in body or volume; small; feeble; not full.

‘Thin, hollow sounds, and lamentable screams.’;

Fatnoun

A large tub, cistern, or vessel; a vat.

‘The fats shall overflow with wine and oil.’;

Thinadjective

Slight; small; slender; flimsy; wanting substance or depth or force; superficial; inadequate; not sufficient for a covering; as, a thin disguise.

‘My tale is done, for my wit is but thin.’;

Fatnoun

A measure of quantity, differing for different commodities.

Thinadverb

Not thickly or closely; in a seattered state; as, seed sown thin.

‘Spain is thin sown of people.’;

Fatnoun

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.

Thinverb

To make thin (in any of the senses of the adjective).

Fatnoun

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

Thinverb

To grow or become thin; - used with some adverbs, as out, away, etc.; as, geological strata thin out, i. e., gradually diminish in thickness until they disappear.

Fatnoun

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

Thinverb

lose thickness; become thin or thinner

Fatadjective

Abounding with fat

Thinverb

make thin or thinner;

‘Thin the solution’;

Fatadjective

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.’;

Thinverb

lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture;

‘cut bourbon’;

Fatadjective

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

Thinverb

take off weight

Fatadjective

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.’;

Thinadjective

of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section;

‘thin wire’; ‘a thin chiffon blouse’; ‘a thin book’; ‘a thin layer of paint’;

Fatadjective

Abounding in riches; affluent; fortunate.

‘Persons grown fat and wealthy by long impostures.’;

Thinadjective

lacking excess flesh;

‘you can't be too rich or too thin’; ‘Yon Cassius has a lean and hungry look’;

Fatadjective

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.

Thinadjective

very narrow;

‘a thin line across the page’;

Fatverb

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.’;

Thinadjective

having little substance or significance;

‘a flimsy excuse’; ‘slight evidence’; ‘a tenuous argument’; ‘a thin plot’;

Fatverb

To grow fat, plump, and fleshy.

‘An old ox fats as well, and is as good, as a young one.’;

Thinadjective

not dense;

‘a thin beard’; ‘trees were sparse’;

Fatnoun

a soft greasy substance occurring in organic tissue and consisting of a mixture of lipids (mostly triglycerides);

‘pizza has too much fat’;

Thinadjective

relatively thin in consistency or low in density; not viscous;

‘air is thin at high altitudes’; ‘a thin soup’; ‘skimmed milk is much thinner than whole milk’; ‘thin oil’;

Fatnoun

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’;

Thinadjective

(of sound) lacking resonance or volume;

‘a thin feeble cry’;

Fatnoun

excess bodily weight;

‘she found fatness disgusting in herself as well as in others’;

Thinadjective

lacking spirit or sincere effort;

‘a thin smile’;

Fatverb

make fat or plump;

‘We will plump out that poor starving child’;

Thinadverb

without viscosity;

‘the blood was flowing thin’;

Fatadjective

having much flesh (especially fat);

‘he hadn't remembered how fat she was’;

Thinadjective

with opposite surfaces or sides that are close or relatively close together

‘a thin line of paint’; ‘thin slices of bread’;

Fatadjective

having a relatively large diameter;

‘a fat rope’;

Thinadjective

(of a garment or other knitted or woven item) made of light material

‘his thin jacket’;

Fatadjective

containing or composed of fat;

‘fatty food’; ‘fat tissue’;

Thinadjective

(of a garment or fabric) having become less thick as a result of wear

‘our clothing was getting thin’;

Fatadjective

lucrative;

‘a juicy contract’; ‘a nice fat job’;

Thinadjective

(of writing or printing) consisting of narrow lines

‘tall, thin lettering’;

Fatadjective

marked by great fruitfulness;

‘fertile farmland’; ‘a fat land’; ‘a productive vineyard’; ‘rich soil’;

Thinadjective

having little, or too little, flesh or fat on the body

‘a thin, gawky adolescent’;

Fatadjective

a chubby body;

‘the boy had a rounded face and fat cheeks’;

Thinadjective

having few parts or members relative to the area covered or filled; sparse

‘a depressingly thin crowd’; ‘his hair was going thin’;

Fatnoun

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’;

Thinadjective

(of the air or a substance in the air) not dense

‘the thin cold air of the mountains’;

Fatnoun

a fatty substance made from animal or plant products, used in cooking

‘a diet high in animal fats’; ‘sizzling fat’;

Thinadjective

denoting a route on which the holds are small or scarce.

Fatnoun

the presence of excess fat in a person or animal

‘he was a tall man, running to fat’;

Thinadjective

(of a liquid substance) not containing much solid; flowing freely

‘thin soup’;

Fatnoun

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’;

Thinadjective

lacking substance or quality; weak or inadequate

‘the evidence is rather thin’;

Fatadjective

(of a person or animal) having a large amount of excess flesh

‘the driver was a fat wheezing man’;

Thinadjective

(of a sound) faint and high-pitched

‘a thin, reedy little voice’;

Fatadjective

(of an animal bred for food) made plump for slaughter.

Thinadjective

(of a smile) weak and forced.

Fatadjective

containing much fat

‘fat bacon’;

Thinadverb

with little thickness or depth

‘a thin-sliced loaf’; ‘cut the ham as thin as possible’;

Fatadjective

(of coal) containing a high proportion of volatile oils.

Thinverb

make or become less dense, crowded, or numerous

‘the trees began to thin out’; ‘the remorseless fire of archers thinned their ranks’;

Fatadjective

large in bulk or circumference

‘a fat cigarette’;

Thinverb

remove some plants from (a row or area) to allow the others more room to grow

‘thin out the rows of peas’;

Fatadjective

(especially in the context of financial reward) substantial

‘a fat profit’; ‘a fat cheque’;

Thinverb

make or become more watery in consistency

‘if the soup is too thick, add a little water to thin it down’; ‘the blood thins’;

Fatadjective

used ironically to express the belief that something is unlikely or does not exist

‘fat chance she had of influencing Guy's decisions’;

Thinverb

make or become smaller in thickness

‘their effect in thinning the ozone layer is probably slowing the global warming trend’;

Fatverb

make or become fat

‘the hogs have been fatting’; ‘numbers of black cattle are fatted here’;

Thinverb

hit (a ball) above its centre.

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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