Associations to the word «Vat»


VAT, noun. A large tub, such as is used for making wine or for tanning.
VAT, noun. A square, hollow place on the back of a calcining furnace, where tin ore is laid to dry.
VAT, noun. (Roman Catholic) A vessel for holding holy water.
VAT, noun. (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.)
VAT, verb. (transitive) To blend (wines or spirits) in a vat; figuratively, to mix or blend elements as if with wines or spirits.
VAT, symbol. The ISO 3166-1 three-letter (alpha-3) code for Holy See.
VAT, abbreviation. Value-added tax.
VAT, abbreviation. Vigilance awareness training.
VAT DYE, noun. Any of a type of dye, many based on indigo, in which a soluble form is used to impregnate a fibre or fabric and is then converted to an insoluble form
VAT DYES, noun. Plural of vat dye

Dictionary definition

VAT, noun. A tax levied on the difference between a commodity's price before taxes and its cost of production.
VAT, noun. A large open vessel for holding or storing liquids.

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