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Flat meaning

flat - 43 dictionary results

  1. 1. lacking variety in shading; " a flat unshaded painting"
  2. 2. ( of a tire) completely or partially deflated
  3. 3. having no depth or thickness
  4. 4. lacking contrast or shading between tones
  5. 5. parallel to the ground; " a flat roof"
  6. 6. lowered in pitch by one chromatic semitone; " B flat"
  7. 7. having lost effervescence; " flat beer"; " a flat cola"
  8. 8. flattened laterally along the whole length ( e. g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes)
  9. 9. against a flat surface; " he lay flat on his back"
  10. 10. with flat sails; " sail flat against the wind"
  11. 11. Having an even and horizontal surface, or nearly so, without prominences or depressions; level without inclination; plane.
  12. 12. Wanting relief; destitute of variety; without points of prominence and striking interest.
  13. 13. Tasteless; stale; vapid; insipid; dead; as, fruit or drink flat to the taste.
  14. 14. Unanimated; dull; uninteresting; without point or spirit; monotonous; as, a flat speech or composition.
  15. 15. Lacking liveliness of commercial exchange and dealings; depressed; dull; as, the market is flat.
  16. 16. Clear; unmistakable; peremptory; absolute; positive; downright.
  17. 17. Below the true pitch; hence, as applied to intervals, minor, or lower by a half step; as, a flat seventh; A flat.
  18. 18. Not sharp or shrill; not acute; as, a flat sound.
  19. 19. In a flat manner; directly; flatly.
  20. 20. Without allowance for accrued interest.
  21. 21. A level surface, without elevation, relief, or prominences; an extended plain; specifically, in the United States, a level tract along the along the banks of a river; as, the Mohawk Flats.
  22. 22. A level tract lying at little depth below the surface of water, or alternately covered and left bare by the tide; a shoal; a shallow; a strand.
  23. 23. Something broad and flat in form
  24. 24. A flat- bottomed boat, without keel, and of small draught.
  25. 25. A straw hat, broad- brimmed and low- crowned.
  26. 26. A car without a roof, the body of which is a platform without sides; a platform car.
  27. 27. A platform on wheel, upon which emblematic designs, etc., are carried in processions.
  28. 28. The flat part, or side, of anything; as, the broad side of a blade, as distinguished from its edge.
  29. 29. A floor, loft, or story in a building; especially, a floor of a house, which forms a complete residence in itself.
  30. 30. A dull fellow; a simpleton; a numskull.
  31. 31. A homaloid space or extension.
  32. 32. To make flat; to flatten; to level.
  33. 33. To render dull, insipid, or spiritless; to depress.
  34. 34. To depress in tone, as a musical note; especially, to lower in pitch by half a tone.
  35. 35. To become flat, or flattened; to sink or fall to an even surface.
  36. 36. To fall form the pitch.
  37. 37. Not having an inflectional ending or sign, as a noun used as an adjective, or an adjective as an adverb, without the addition of a formative suffix, or an infinitive without the sign to. Many flat adverbs, as in run fast, buy cheap, are from AS. adverbs in - e, the loss of this ending having made them like the adjectives. Some having forms in ly, such as exceeding, wonderful, true, are now archaic.
  38. 38. Sonant; vocal; - applied to any one of the sonant or vocal consonants, as distinguished from a nonsonant ( or sharp) consonant.
  39. 39. A character [] before a note, indicating a tone which is a half step or semitone lower.
  40. 40. Having a head at a very obtuse angle to the shaft; - said of a club.
  41. 41. Flattening at the ends; - said of certain fruits.
  42. 42. A level expanse; story of a house; in mus., a note lowered a semitone; the sign ( b) indicating this depression.
  43. 43. Level; monotonous; dull; spiritless; positive; in mus., lowered a semitone.

flat - examples of usage

  1. On such occasions I have often dropped flat in my tracks. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. He ran up the stairs leading to her flat two steps at a time, and it never crossed his mind that she might not be at home. - "Night and Day", Virginia Woolf.
  3. Peter dropped flat in the grass and kept perfectly still, and little Miss Fuzzytail did just as he did, as she had promised she would. - "Mrs. Peter Rabbit", Thornton W. Burgess.
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