Last modified on 28 June 2014, at 15:48
See also: VAT, vát, and vât

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PronunciationEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English vat, a variant of fat (vat, vessel, cask), from Old English fæt (vat, vessel, jar, cup; casket; division ), from Proto-Germanic *fatą (vessel), from Proto-Indo-European *pod- (vessel). Cognate with Scots fat, vat, vautt (vat, cask, tub), West Frisian fet, Dutch vat (barrel, cask, vessel, vat), German Fass (barrel, keg, drum, cask, vat), Danish fad (saucer, dish), Swedish fat (dish, barrel, cask, vat), Icelandic fat (dish, saucer). See fat.

NounEdit

vat (plural vats)

  1. A large tub, such as is used for making wine or for tanning.
  2. A square, hollow place on the back of a calcining furnace, where tin ore is laid to dry.
  3. (Roman Catholic) A vessel for holding holy water.
  4. (dated) A liquid measure and dry measure; especially, a liquid measure in Belgium and Holland, corresponding to the hectolitre of the metric system, which contains 22.01 imperial gallons, or 26.4 standard gallons in the United States. (The old Dutch grain vat averaged 0.762 Winchester bushel. The old London coal vat contained 9 bushels. The solid-measurement vat of Amsterdam contains 40 cubic feet; the wine vat, 241.57 imperial gallons, and the vat for olive oil, 225.45 imperial gallons.)

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VerbEdit

vat (third-person singular simple present vats, present participle vatting, simple past and past participle vatted)

  1. (transitive) To blend (wines or spirits) in a vat.

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch vat, from Old Dutch *fat, from Proto-Germanic *fatą.

NounEdit

vat n (plural vaten, diminutive vatje n or vaatje n)

  1. barrel, tank
  2. (biology) vessel
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Dutch vat. Related to vatten.

NounEdit

vat m (uncountable)

  1. grip, both literal and figurative
    geen vat krijgen op ... — not being able to get a grip on ...
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VerbEdit

vat

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of vatten
  2. imperative of vatten



LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

vat

  1. rafsi of vamtu.

VolapükEdit

EtymologyEdit

German Wasser and English/Dutch water.

NounEdit

vat (plural vats)

  1. water

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