Definition of


  1. (noun, artifact) a large open vessel for holding or storing liquids
  2. (noun, possession) a tax levied on the difference between a commodity's price before taxes and its cost of production

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Alternate forms of Vat

Hyponyms: washtub

Hypernyms: excise, excise tax, vessel

Origin of the word Vat

  1. early 13c., southern variant (see V) of O.E. f?t "container, vat," from P.Gmc. *fatan (cf. O.S., O.N. fat, O.Fris. fet, M.Du., Du. vat, O.H.G. faz, Ger. fa?). more

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Words that sound like Vat

v-day, v-e day, vapid, vapidity, vat dye, vd, vdu, veda, vet, veto, video, vidua, vitiate, vitiated, vivid, void, voodoo, vote, vote out, vt

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