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Definitions of flat:

  • noun:   scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted canvas; part of a stage setting
  • noun:   a deflated pneumatic tire
  • noun:   a shallow box in which seedlings are started
  • noun:   a musical notation indicating one half step lower than the note named
  • noun:   a level tract of land
  • noun:   a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house
  • noun:   freight car without permanent sides or roof
  • adjective:   parallel to the ground
    Example: "A flat roof"
  • adjective:   stretched out and lying at full length along the ground
    Example: "Found himself lying flat on the floor"
  • adjective:   not made with leavening
    Example: "Most flat breads are made from unleavened dough"
  • adjective:   lowered in pitch by one chromatic semitone
    Example: "B flat"
  • adjective:   not increasing as the amount taxed increases
  • adjective:   having lost effervescence
    Example: "Flat beer"
  • adjective:   lacking variety in shading
    Example: "A flat unshaded painting"
  • adjective:   not reflecting light; not glossy
    Example: "Flat wall paint"
  • adjective:   (of a tire) completely or partially deflated
  • adjective:   having no depth or thickness
  • adjective:   having a horizontal surface in which no part is higher or lower than another
    Example: "A flat desk"
  • adjective:   lacking contrast or shading between tones
  • adjective:   without pleats
  • adjective:   lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting
    Example: "A flat joke"
  • adjective:   lacking taste or flavor or tang
  • adjective:   flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes)
  • adjective:   lacking the expected range or depth; not designed to give an illusion or depth
    Example: "A flat two-dimensional painting"
  • adjective:   not modified or restricted by reservations
    Example: "A flat refusal"
  • adverb:   wholly or completely
    Example: "He is flat broke"
  • adverb:   at full length
    Example: "He fell flat on his face"
  • adverb:   against a flat surface
    Example: "He lay flat on his back"
  • adverb:   below the proper pitch
    Example: "She sang flat last night"
  • adverb:   with flat sails
    Example: "Sail flat against the wind"
  • adverb:   in a forthright manner; candidly or frankly
    Example: "Came out flat for less work and more pay"


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