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flat adj
1 having a horizontal surface in which no part is higher or lower than another; "a flat desk"; "acres of level farmland"; "a plane surface" [syn: level, plane]
2 having no depth or thickness
3 not modified or restricted by reservations; "a categorical denial"; "a flat refusal" [syn: categoric, categorical, unconditional]
4 stretched out and lying at full length along the ground; "found himself lying flat on the floor" [syn: prostrate]
5 lacking contrast or shading between tones [ant: contrasty]
6 lowered in pitch by one chromatic semitone; "B flat" [ant: natural, sharp]
7 flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes) [syn: compressed]
8 lacking taste or flavor or tang; "a bland diet"; "insipid hospital food"; "flavorless supermarket tomatoes"; "vapid beer"; "vapid tea" [syn: bland, flavorless, flavourless, insipid, savorless, savourless, vapid]
9 lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting; "a bland little drama"; "a flat joke" [syn: bland]
10 having lost effervescence; "flat beer"; "a flat cola"
11 not increasing as the amount taxed increases [syn: fixed]
12 not made with leavening; "most flat breads are made from unleavened dough" [syn: unraised]
13 parallel to the ground; "a flat roof"
14 without pleats [syn: unpleated]
15 lacking the expected range or depth; not designed to give an illusion or depth; "a film with two-dimensional characters"; "a flat two-dimensional painting" [syn: two-dimensional]
16 (of a tire) completely or partially deflated
17 not reflecting light; not glossy; "flat wall paint"; "a photograph with a matte finish" [syn: mat, matt, matte, matted]
18 lacking variety in shading; "a flat unshaded painting"

Noun

1 a level tract of land
2 a shallow box in which seedlings are started
3 a musical notation indicating one half step lower than the note named
4 freight car without permanent sides or roof [syn: flatcar, flatbed]
5 a deflated pneumatic tire [syn: flat tire]
6 scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted canvas; part of a stage setting
7 a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house [syn: apartment] adv
1 at full length; "he fell flat on his face"
2 with flat sails; "sail flat against the wind"
3 below the proper pitch; "she sang flat last night"
4 against a flat surface; "he lay flat on his back"
5 in a forthright manner; candidly or frankly; "he didn't answer directly"; "told me straight out"; "came out flat for less work and more pay" [syn: directly, straight] [ant: indirectly]
6 wholly or completely; "He is flat broke" [also: flatting, flatted, flattest, flatter]

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English

Pronunciation

  • , /flæt/, /fl

Extensive Definition

Flat or flats may refer to:

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See also

flat in Japanese: フラット
flat in Thai: แฟลต
flat in Volapük: Flat

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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shot, like greased lightning, lineal, linear, lingual, liquid, livid, living quarters, llano, local, lodgings, logy, lolling, lounging, low, low-built, low-hung, low-level, low-leveled, low-lying, low-set, low-spirited, low-statured, lowland, lowlands, luggage van, lunar mare, lurid, lusterless, lying, lying down, mahogany, mail car, mail van, marble, mare, marsh, mat, matte, matter-of-fact, meager, mealy, mean sea level, measured, mechanical, mellow, mesa, mesilla, methodic, mezzanine, mezzanine floor, mid, mild, milk-and-water, minim, monolithic, monophthongal, monotonous, moor, moorland, mother-of-pearl, muddy, muffled, mundane, musical note, musicless, muted, nacreous, narrow, nasal, nasalized, natural, neap, neutral, nonmelodious, note, occlusive, of a piece, off, off-key, off-tone, on a level, on the run, oofless, opalescent, open, open country, openly, ordered, orderly, ordinary, out of pitch, out of tone, out of tune, out-and-out, outright, outspread, outstretched, overthrown, oxytone, palace car, palatal, palatalized, pale, pale as death, pale-faced, pallid, pampa, pampas, pappy, parlor car, parterre, passenger car, passive, pastel, pasty, patent note, patinaed, pearly, pedestrian, peneplain, penthouse, peremptory, perfect, persistent, pharyngeal, pharyngealized, phlegmatic, phonemic, phonetic, phonic, pitch, pitched, plain, plainly, plains, plane, plateau, platform, playa, plodding, poetryless, pointless, poky, ponderous, poolroom, positive, positively, posttonic, prairie, prairies, precise, precisely, procumbent, prone, proportional, prosaic, prosing, prostrate, prosy, pulpy, punctured, quarter note, quaver, quickly, quiet, rag, railroad flat, railway car, rapidly, raucous, rawboned, reclining, rectilineal, rectilinear, recumbent, reef, reefer, refrigerator car, regular, rental, report, reposing, responding note, resupine, retroflex, rez-de-chaussee, right, robotlike, rolled, roomette, rooms, round, rounded, ruler-straight, runty, ruptured, sad, sallow, 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