a level tract of land
"the salt flats of Utah"
a shallow box in which seedlings are started
a musical notation indicating one half step lower than the note named
flatcar, flatbed, flat(noun)
freight car without permanent sides or roof
flat, flat tire(noun)
a deflated pneumatic tire
scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted canvas; part of a stage setting
a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house
flat, level, plane(adj)
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"
having a relatively broad surface in relation to depth or thickness
"flat computer monitors"
categoric, categorical, flat, unconditional(adj)
not modified or restricted by reservations
"a categorical denial"; "a flat refusal"
stretched out and lying at full length along the ground
"found himself lying flat on the floor"
lacking contrast or shading between tones
(of a musical note) lowered in pitch by one chromatic semitone
flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes)
bland, flat, flavorless, flavourless, insipid, savorless, savourless, vapid(adj)
lacking taste or flavor or tang
"a bland diet"; "insipid hospital food"; "flavorless supermarket tomatoes"; "vapid beer"; "vapid tea"
lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting
"a bland little drama"; "a flat joke"
having lost effervescence
"flat beer"; "a flat cola"
flat, monotone, monotonic, monotonous(adj)
sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch
"the owl's faint monotonous hooting"
"a flat roof"
two-dimensional, 2-dimensional, flat(adj)
lacking the expected range or depth; not designed to give an illusion or depth
"a film with two-dimensional characters"; "a flat two-dimensional painting"
flat, mat, matt, matte, matted(adj)
not reflecting light; not glossy
"flat wall paint"; "a photograph with a matte finish"
"flat sales for the month"; "prices remained flat"; "a flat market"
with flat sails
"sail flat against the wind"
directly, flat, straight(adverb)
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"
(Arch.) A floor, loft, or story in a building; especially, a floor of a house, which forms a complete residence in itself; an apartment taking up a whole floor. In this latter sense, the usage is more common in British English.
having an even and horizontal surface, or nearly so, without prominences or depressions; level without inclination; plane
lying at full length, or spread out, upon the ground; level with the ground or earth; prostrate; as, to lie flat on the ground; hence, fallen; laid low; ruined; destroyed
wanting relief; destitute of variety; without points of prominence and striking interest
tasteless; stale; vapid; insipid; dead; as, fruit or drink flat to the taste
unanimated; dull; uninteresting; without point or spirit; monotonous; as, a flat speech or composition
lacking liveliness of commercial exchange and dealings; depressed; dull; as, the market is flat
clear; unmistakable; peremptory; absolute; positive; downright
below the true pitch; hence, as applied to intervals, minor, or lower by a half step; as, a flat seventh; A flat
not sharp or shrill; not acute; as, a flat sound
sonant; vocal; -- applied to any one of the sonant or vocal consonants, as distinguished from a nonsonant (or sharp) consonant
in a flat manner; directly; flatly
without allowance for accrued interest
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
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
something broad and flat in form
a flat-bottomed boat, without keel, and of small draught
a straw hat, broad-brimmed and low-crowned
a car without a roof, the body of which is a platform without sides; a platform car
a platform on wheel, upon which emblematic designs, etc., are carried in processions
the flat part, or side, of anything; as, the broad side of a blade, as distinguished from its edge
a floor, loft, or story in a building; especially, a floor of a house, which forms a complete residence in itself
a horizontal vein or ore deposit auxiliary to a main vein; also, any horizontal portion of a vein not elsewhere horizontal
a dull fellow; a simpleton; a numskull
a character [/] before a note, indicating a tone which is a half step or semitone lower
a homaloid space or extension
to make flat; to flatten; to level
to render dull, insipid, or spiritless; to depress
to depress in tone, as a musical note; especially, to lower in pitch by half a tone
to become flat, or flattened; to sink or fall to an even surface
to fall form the pitch
In music, flat, or Bemolle, means "lower in pitch"; the flat symbol lowers a note by a half step. Intonation may be flat, sharp, or both, successively or simultaneously. More specifically, in music notation, flat means, "lower in pitch by a semitone," and has an associated symbol, which is a stylised lowercase "b" that may be found in key signatures or as an accidental, as may sharps. The Unicode character ♭ is the flat sign. Its HTML entity is ♭. Under twelve tone equal temperament, C flat for instance is the same as, or enharmonically equivalent to, B natural, and G flat is the same as F sharp. In any other tuning system, such enharmonic equivalences in general do not exist. To allow extended just intonation, composer Ben Johnston uses a sharp as an accidental to indicate a note is raised 70.6 cents, or a flat to indicate a note is lowered 70.6 cents. Double flats also exist, which look like and lower a note by two semitones, or a whole step. Less often one will encounter half, or three-quarter, or otherwise altered flats. The Unicode character '
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
flat, adj. smooth: level: wanting points of prominence and interest: monotonous: vapid, insipid: dejected: unqualified, positive: (mus.) opposite of sharp.—n. a level plain: a tract covered by shallow water: something broad: a story or floor of a house, esp. when fitted up as a separate residence for a family: a simpleton, a gull: (mus.) a character (♭) which lowers a note a semitone.—ns. Flat′boat, a large flat-bottomed boat for floating goods down the Mississippi, &c.; Flat′-fish, a name applied to marine bony fishes that have a flat body, such as the flounder, turbot, &c.—adj. Flat′-foot′ed, having flat feet: resolute.—adj. and n. Flat′-head, having an artificially flattened head, as some American Indians of the Chinooks—the name is officially but incorrectly applied to the Selish Indians in particular.—n. Flat′-ī′ron, an iron for smoothing cloth.—advs. Flat′ling, Flat′long (Spens., Shak.), with the flat side down: not edgewise; Flat′ly.—ns. Flat′ness; Flat′-race, a race over open or clear ground.—v.t. Flat′ten, to make flat.—v.i. to become flat.—n. Flat′ting, a mode of house-painting in which the paint is left without gloss.—adj. Flat′tish, somewhat flat.—adj. or adv. Flat′wise, flatways, or with the flat side downward.—n. Flat′-worm, a tapeworm. [From a Teut. root found in Ice. flatr, flat, Sw. flat, Dan. flad, Old High Ger. flaz.]
The New Hacker's Dictionary
1. [common] Lacking any complex internal structure. “That bitty box has only a flat filesystem, not a hierarchical one.” The verb form is flatten. 2. Said of a memory architecture (like that of the VAX or 680x0) that is one big linear address space (typically with each possible value of a processor register corresponding to a unique core address), as opposed to a segmented architecture (like that of the 80x86) in which addresses are composed from a base-register/offset pair (segmented designs are generally considered cretinous).Note that sense 1 (at least with respect to filesystems) is usually used pejoratively, while sense 2 is a Good Thing.
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
A series of padded cells, commonly found in cities, in which are confined harmless monomaniacs who imagine Home to be a Sardine Box.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
In ship-building, a straight part in a curve. In hydrography, a shallow over which the tide flows, and over the whole extent of which there is little or no variation of soundings. If less than three fathoms, it is called shoal or shallow.
What does FLAT stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the FLAT acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'flat' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2329
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'flat' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1460
Rank popularity for the word 'flat' in Nouns Frequency: #715
Rank popularity for the word 'flat' in Adjectives Frequency: #356
The numerical value of flat in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of flat in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of flat in a Sentence
It's a natural environment, i am feeling well. I have run on the course and it is a good course. It is flat and very fast and in the park where we can enjoy the environment. I am ready for Saturday.
This was at best an error in judgment, and at worst flat-out dishonesty.
That's just a plain, false statement by the Attorney General. A flat-out false statement.
James Harden said. James Harden was then asked why The Rockets were flat through three quarters. Good question.
A lot of people are optimistic about $50 oil, no one wants to be caught flat-footed and miss the jump.
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Translations for flat
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- mol, platkant, plat, pap, eentonigAfrikaans
- роўны, плоскіBelarusian
- бемол, плоско, точно, равнина, изцяло, плоскост, спаднал, изветрял, плосък, равен, безинтересенBulgarian
- punxada, avaria, bemoll, pla, xatoCatalan, Valencian
- rovný, prasklý, plochýCzech
- jævnt, helt, flade, flad, dødDanish
- total, Platten, flach, völlig, eben, Reifenpanne, pauschal, vollkommen, direkt, platt, flau, glatt, schalGerman
- ύφεση, χωρίς τακούνι, νεκρός, επίπεδος, άτονος, ξεθυμασμένος, ισόπεδος, ξεφούσκωτος, ανούσιοςGreek
- llano, chato, plano, sin gasSpanish
- tühi, lapik, lameEstonian
- laun, lau, ordekaBasque
- هامون, هموار, صاف, پنچر, مسطحPersian
- tylysti, nuotti, lape, talttasivellin, täysin, tasaisesti, kokonaan, rengas, tasan, kengät, tasanko, täsmälleen, tasanne, ropponen, alavireinen, tasainen, lattea, monotoninen, litteä, tyhjä, väljähtynyt, laakea, tylsä, puhjennut, alennettuFinnish
- pile, bémol, plan, grave, plat, crevé, ennuyeux, dégonflé, bas, plate, à platFrench
- rodta, cothromIrish
- maolScottish Gaelic
- plano, chairo, chanGalician
- հարթ, տափակArmenian
- rata, pipih, datar, kempes, habisIndonesian
- scarpe senza tacco, ballerine, bemolle, a terra, sgasata, piano, bucata, monotòno, piatto, sgonfioItalian
- パンク, パンクする, 平らJapanese
- жазық, жалпак, жайпақKazakh
- រាបស្មើ, រាបទាបKhmer
- 평평, 하다, 판판하다, 平平Korean
- plokščias, lėkštasLithuanian
- plakana virsma, lēzeni, kurpes bez papēžiem, plakani, bemols, plakans, lēzensLatvian
- parahe, tūpā, pātiki, kenu, haukore, pongareMāori
- рамно, издишана, рамен, бемолMacedonian
- platte band, mol, bemol, lekke band, plat, verschaald, lek, vlakDutch
- monoton, dødt, doven, flat, -esNorwegian
- ditʼąhNavajo, Navaho
- bemol, but, płasko, flak, wyczerpany, wygazowany, za, zwietrzały, sflaczały, równy, monotonny, nijaki, flakowaty, niski, bezbarwny, płaski, odgazowanyPolish
- [[pneu]] [[murcho]], planura, diretamente, bemol, murcho, raso, plano, [[sem]] [[gás]], chato, monótono, descarregado, vazioPortuguese
- neted, monotonă, plat, monoton, șes, planRomanian
- бемоль, прокол, плоскость, пологий, ровный, плоскийRussian
- snizilica, раван, ravanSerbo-Croatian
- plochý, rovnýSlovak
- monoton, gorjenje, nezanimivo, raven, bemol, spuščena, basSlovene
- rrafshtë, rrafshët, bemolAlbanian
- jämnt, blankt, punka, helt, platt, helt och hållet, lågklackad, totalt, punktering, punkterad, sänkt, död, monoton, avslagen, plan, falsk, flatSwedish
- పెరగని, పూర్తిగా, మొద్దుబారిన, చదునైన, అరిగిన, బల్లపరుపు, ఆసక్తి లేని, అశక్తతTelugu
- плоский, рівний, пологийUkrainian
- silliq, sidirgʻa, tekisUzbek
- bằng, phẳngVietnamese
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