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Definition of VAT

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Vat \Vat\ (v[a^]t), n. [A dialectic form for fat, OE. fat, AS. f[ae]t; akin to D. vat, OS. fat, G. fass, OHG. faz, Icel. & Sw. fat, Dan. fad, Lith. p[*u]das a pot, and probably to G. fassen to seize, to contain, OHG. fazz[=o]n, D. vatten. Cf. {Fat} a vat.] [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]
     1. A large vessel, cistern, or tub, especially one used for holding liquors in an immature state, chemical preparations for dyeing, or for tanning, or for tanning leather, or the like. [1913 Webster]

              Let him produce his vats and tubs, in opposition to heaps of arms and standards.          --Addison. [1913 Webster]

     2. A measure for liquids, and also a dry measure; especially, a liquid measure in Belgium and Holland, corresponding to the hectoliter of the metric system, which contains 22.01 imperial gallons, or 26.4 standard gallons in the United States. [1913 Webster]

     Note: 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. [1913 Webster]

     3. (Metal.)
        (a) A wooden tub for washing ores and mineral substances in. (b) A square, hollow place on the back of a calcining furnace, where tin ore is laid to dry. [1913 Webster]

     4. (R. C. Ch.) A vessel for holding holy water. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Vat \Vat\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Vatted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vatting}.] To put or transfer into a vat. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

VAT
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V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

59 Moby Thesaurus words for "vat":
     archives, armory, arsenal, attic, bank, basement, bay, bin, bonded warehouse, bookcase, box, bunker, buttery, cargo dock, cellar, chest, closet, conservatory, crate, crib, cupboard, depository, depot, dock, drawer, dump, exchequer, glory hole, godown, hold, hutch, library, locker, lumber room, lumberyard, magasin, magazine, rack, repertory, repository, reservoir, rick, shelf, stack, stack room, stock room, storage, store, storehouse, storeroom, supply base, supply depot, tank, treasure house, treasure room, treasury, vault, warehouse, wine cellar


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