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flat meaning and definition

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FLAT noun

Definition of flat (noun)

  1. a level tract of land
    • "the salt flats of Utah"
  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
  5. a deflated pneumatic 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

FLAT adjective

Definition of flat (adjective)

  1. having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another
    • "a flat desk"; "acres of level farmland"; "a plane surface"; "skirts sewn with fine flat seams"
    • synonyms: level, plane
  2. having a relatively broad surface in relation to depth or thickness
    • "flat computer monitors"
  3. not modified or restricted by reservations
  4. stretched out and lying at full length along the ground
    • "found himself lying flat on the floor"
    • synonyms: prostrate
  5. lacking contrast or shading between tones
  6. (of a musical note) lowered in pitch by one chromatic semitone
  7. flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes)
  8. lacking taste or flavor or tang
  9. lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting
    • "a bland little drama"; "a flat joke"
    • synonyms: bland
  10. having lost effervescence
    • "flat beer"; "a flat cola"
  11. sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch
  12. horizontally level
    • "a flat roof"
  13. lacking the expected range or depth; not designed to give an illusion or depth
  14. not reflecting light; not glossy
  15. commercially inactive
    • "flat sales for the month"; "prices remained flat"; "a flat market"

FLAT adverb

Definition of flat (adverb)

  1. with flat sails
    • "sail flat against the wind"
  2. 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"
    • synonyms: directly, straight
    • antonym: indirectly
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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