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    flat - Dictionary definition and meaning for word flat

    Definition
    (noun) a level tract of land
    Example Sentence
    • the salt flats of Utah
    Definition
    (noun) a shallow box in which seedlings are started Definition
    (noun) a musical notation indicating one half step lower than the note named Definition
    (noun) freight car without permanent sides or roof
    Synonyms : flatbed , flatcar
    Definition
    (noun) a deflated pneumatic tire
    Synonyms : flat tire
    Definition
    (noun) scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted canvas; part of a stage setting Definition
    (noun) a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house
    Synonyms : apartment
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (adj) having a relatively broad surface in relation to depth or thickness
    Example Sentence
    • flat computer monitors
    Definition
    (adj) not modified or restricted by reservations
    Example Sentence
    • a categorical denial
    • a flat refusal
    Definition
    (adj) stretched out and lying at full length along the ground
    Synonyms : prostrate
    Example Sentence
    • found himself lying flat on the floor
    Definition
    (adj) lacking contrast or shading between tones Definition
    (adj) (of a musical note) lowered in pitch by one chromatic semitone
    Example Sentence
    • B flat
    Definition
    (adj) flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes)
    Synonyms : compressed
    Definition
    (adj) lacking taste or flavor or tang
    Example Sentence
    • a bland diet
    • insipid hospital food
    • flavorless supermarket tomatoes
    • vapid beer
    • vapid tea
    Definition
    (adj) lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting
    Synonyms : bland
    Example Sentence
    • a bland little drama
    • a flat joke
    Definition
    (adj) having lost effervescence
    Example Sentence
    • flat beer
    • a flat cola
    Definition
    (adj) sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch
    Synonyms : monotone , monotonic , monotonous
    Example Sentence
    • the owl's faint monotonous hooting
    Definition
    (adj) horizontally level
    Example Sentence
    • a flat roof
    Definition
    (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
    Definition
    (adj) not reflecting light; not glossy
    Synonyms : mat , matt , matte , matted
    Example Sentence
    • flat wall paint
    • a photograph with a matte finish
    Definition
    (adj) commercially inactive
    Example Sentence
    • flat sales for the month
    • prices remained flat
    • a flat market
    Definition
    (adv) with flat sails
    Example Sentence
    • sail flat against the wind
    Definition
    (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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