• WordNet 3.6
    • n vat a large open vessel for holding or storing liquids
    • n VAT a tax levied on the difference between a commodity's price before taxes and its cost of production
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Vat 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. "Let him produce his vats and tubs, in opposition to heaps of arms and standards."
    • Vat 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.
    • Vat (Metal) A square, hollow place on the back of a calcining furnace, where tin ore is laid to dry.
    • Vat (R. C. Ch) A vessel for holding holy water.
    • Vat (Metal) A wooden tub for washing ores and mineral substances in.
    • v. t Vat To put or transfer into a vat.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n vat An abbreviation of Vatican.
    • n vat A large tub, vessel, or cistern, especially one for holding liquors in an immature state, as chemical preparations for dyeing or for tanning leather.
    • n vat A liquid measure in the Netherlands, corresponding to the hectoliter—about 22 imperial gallons.
    • n vat In metallurgy: A vessel used in the wet treatment of ores, A square hollow place on the back of a calcining-furnace, in which tin ore is laid for the purpose of being dried
    • vat To put in a vat; treat in a vat.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Vat vat a large vessel or tank, esp. one for holding liquors
    • v.t Vat to put in a vat
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
A dialectic form for fat, OE. fat, AS. fæt,; akin to D. vat, OS. fat, G. fass, OHG. faz, Icel. & Sw. fat, Dan. fad, Lith. půdas, a pot, and probably to G. fassen, to seize, to contain, OHG. fazzōn, D. vatten,. Cf. Fat a vat


In literature:

The leather vats were examined and the skins found in excellent condition.
"The Wonder Island Boys: Exploring the Island" by Roger Thompson Finlay
The acid vats must be hidden.
"A Son of the City" by Herman Gastrell Seely
Every Viking ship had its own carniculture vats, but men tired of carniculture meat, and fresh meat was always in demand.
"Space Viking" by Henry Beam Piper
Its floor was water, flat water, subdivided into large rectangular vats.
"Rebels of the Red Planet" by Charles Louis Fontenay
Den it pe up to dem to say vat shall pe done.
"The Banner Boy Scouts on a Tour" by George A. Warren
I knows vat ees ze mattaire.
"She and I, Volume 2" by John Conroy Hutcheson
The cloth must be dipped into the dyer's vat, and lie there, if it is to be tinged with the colour.
"Expositions of Holy Scripture" by Alexander Maclaren
With this vat it is customary to prepare a strong stock solution of reduced indigo, and to add this to the dyeing vats as may be required.
"The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics" by Franklin Beech
For a few years past, too, slate has been used, in the manufacture of vats designed for breweries.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 1157, March 5, 1898" by Various
I make myself very glad of vat you call you compagnie.
"Cormorant Crag" by George Manville Fenn
Vat is ze mattaire vis ze young shipwrecked open boatman?
"Devon Boys" by George Manville Fenn
The fourth day the gates of heaven will be opened and he will approach the bridge of Chin-vat.
"Modern Persia" by Mooshie G. Daniel
These were carried by men, and emptied into the vat; where other men trod them down, and pressed out the juice.
"For the Temple" by G. A. Henty
Like a tremendous clock ticking, the water, momentarily dammed back, was released in a torrent to the electrolysis vats.
"Tarrano the Conqueror" by Raymond King Cummings
In the first vat, the fat or oil is prepared by boiling with 1 or 2 per cent.
"The Handbook of Soap Manufacture" by W. H. Simmons
China Aster, I am afraid that, in leaning over into your vats here, this, morning, you have spilled out your wisdom.
"The Confidence-Man" by Herman Melville
Vat do zis mean, madame?
"Americans All" by Various
Vat say you, Van der Kemp?
"Blown to Bits" by R.M. Ballantyne
Vat lack you, my young maids?
"The White Lady of Hazelwood" by Emily Sarah Holt
There was a hissing as of the plunging of a great red-hot bar into a vat.
"Aladdin & Co." by Herbert Quick

In poetry:

Life - Pent, overflowing
Stoops and façades,
Jostling, pushing, contriving,
Seething as in a great vat…
"The Ghetto" by Lola Ridge
His face was as the must that lies upon a vat of
new-made wine:
The seas could not insapphirine the perfect azure
of his eyes.
"The Sphinx" by Oscar Wilde
Sparkling as a son of Phoebus,
As the fiery source of light,
From the vat it bubbling springeth,
Purple, and as crystal bright;
"Punch Song (To be sung in the Northern Countries)" by Friedrich von Schiller
Folks look'd right solemn when they heard
The hull ov thet thar story,
An' sed, "It might be plainly seen
Twas clar agin the glory
Of Pruvidence to use a vat
Thet Satan in had boldly sat"!
"Old Spense" by Isabella Valancy Crawford
My poetry’s well is a winemaker’s vat.
As if into golden must I pour my soul into poison.
Rimbaud’s twin, I love the comedy of dangerous passions.
My forefathers were Chavchavadze, Teimuraz.
"Self-Portrait" by Giorgi Leonidze
Mrs. Roney's best linning, gownds, petticoats, and close,
Her children's little coats and things, her boots, and her hose,
She packed them, and she stole 'em, and avay vith them did flee.
Mrs. Roney's situation—you may think vat it vould be!
"The Wolfe New Ballad Of Jane Roney And Mary Brown" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

From VAT to Exchange Rates.
Worker's Acid Vat Rescue Was Team Effort.
Why a VAT Is Distributionally Fair.
Here's a brief example of how a VAT tax might work.
Will Republicans Hand the Left a VAT Victory.
Imports of business aircraft into the UK have ground to a halt since tax authorities there scrapped its zero- VAT rating in January, according to Gama Aviation CEO Marwan Khalek.
Going to Bat for a VAT .
Out of the Beer Vat into the Big Apple.
Food in France Stays Pricey Despite a VAT Cut.
The VAT may resolve debt crisis, but for politicians it's too soon to be right.
Don't Give Obama a VAT .
The Case Against The VAT .
The VAT isn't an easy fix for budget woes.
Read somebody's lips – the VAT tax is on the table.
Obamacare's next trick: the VAT .

In science:

Telescoping Recursive Representations and Estimation of Gauss-Markov Random Fields Divyanshu Vats, Student Member, IEEE, and Jos ´e M. F.
Telescoping Recursive Representations and Estimation of Gauss-Markov Random Fields
Divyanshu Vats (S’03) received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering and mathematics from The University of Texas at Austin in 2006.
Telescoping Recursive Representations and Estimation of Gauss-Markov Random Fields
Hier geef ik een wat algemenere inleiding en vat ik de belangr ijkste resultaten samen.
Radio Pulsars
Ik heb onze resultaten gebundeld in dit proefschr ift en vat ze hieronder samen.
Radio Pulsars
SKILLICORN, D. B. & VATS, N. (2004) Novel information discovery for intelligence and counterterrorism.
An Anthological Review of Research Utilizing MontyLingua, a Python-Based End-to-End Text Processor
Elsasser potential is simply a fluctuation of arbitrary shape and magnitude propagating along the mean field at the Alfvén speed vA : ζ ± = f ± (x, y, z ∓ vAt ).
Astrophysical gyrokinetics: kinetic and fluid turbulent cascades in magnetized weakly collisional plasmas
Producing a good quality liquid mirror involves more than just spinning a vat filled with mercury.
Optical Tests of a 2.5-m diameter Liquid Mirror: Behavior under External Perturbations and Scattered Light Measurements
However, as discussed in paper 2, the displacement current drives a polarization current that is a factor c2/v2 A larger, and the condition for the neglect of this current, (Lx /vAT )2 ≪ 1, is not well justified.
Generic model for magnetic explosions applied to solar flares