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flat - Dictionary definition and meaning for word flat

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(noun) a level tract of land
Example Sentence
  • the salt flats of Utah

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(noun) a shallow box in which seedlings are started
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(noun) a musical notation indicating one half step lower than the note named
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(noun) freight car without permanent sides or roof
Synonyms : flatbed , flatcar

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(noun) a deflated pneumatic tire
Synonyms : flat tire

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(noun) scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted canvas; part of a stage setting
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(noun) a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house
Synonyms : apartment

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(adj) having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another
Synonyms : level , plane
Example Sentence
  • a flat desk
  • acres of level farmland
  • a plane surface
  • skirts sewn with fine flat seams

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(adj) having a relatively broad surface in relation to depth or thickness
Example Sentence
  • flat computer monitors

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(adj) not modified or restricted by reservations
Example Sentence
  • a categorical denial
  • a flat refusal

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(adj) stretched out and lying at full length along the ground
Synonyms : prostrate
Example Sentence
  • found himself lying flat on the floor

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(adj) lacking contrast or shading between tones
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(adj) (of a musical note) lowered in pitch by one chromatic semitone
Example Sentence
  • B flat

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(adj) flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes)
Synonyms : compressed

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(adj) lacking taste or flavor or tang
Example Sentence
  • a bland diet
  • insipid hospital food
  • flavorless supermarket tomatoes
  • vapid beer
  • vapid tea

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(adj) lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting
Synonyms : bland
Example Sentence
  • a bland little drama
  • a flat joke

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(adj) having lost effervescence
Example Sentence
  • flat beer
  • a flat cola

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(adj) sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch
Synonyms : monotone , monotonic , monotonous
Example Sentence
  • the owl's faint monotonous hooting

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(adj) horizontally level
Example Sentence
  • a flat roof

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(adj) lacking the expected range or depth; not designed to give an illusion or depth
Example Sentence
  • a film with two-dimensional characters
  • a flat two-dimensional painting

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(adj) not reflecting light; not glossy
Synonyms : mat , matt , matte , matted
Example Sentence
  • flat wall paint
  • a photograph with a matte finish

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(adj) commercially inactive
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  • flat sales for the month
  • prices remained flat
  • a flat market

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(adv) with flat sails
Example Sentence
  • sail flat against the wind

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(adv) in a forthright manner; candidly or frankly
Synonyms : directly , straight
Example Sentence
  • he didn't answer directly
  • told me straight out
  • came out flat for less work and more pay

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