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Meaning & Definition of Flat in English

English

Flat

/flæt/

noun

1. A level tract of land

  • "The salt flats of utah"
    synonym:
  • flat

2. A shallow box in which seedlings are started

    synonym:
  • flat

3. A musical notation indicating one half step lower than the note named

    synonym:
  • flat

4. Freight car without permanent sides or roof

    synonym:
  • flatcar
  • ,
  • flatbed
  • ,
  • flat

5. A deflated pneumatic tire

    synonym:
  • flat
  • ,
  • flat tire

6. Scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted canvas

  • Part of a stage setting
    synonym:
  • flat

7. A suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house

    synonym:
  • apartment
  • ,
  • flat

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • flat
  • ,
  • level
  • ,
  • plane

2. Having a relatively broad surface in relation to depth or thickness

  • "Flat computer monitors"
    synonym:
  • flat

3. Not modified or restricted by reservations

  • "A categorical denial"
  • "A flat refusal"
    synonym:
  • categoric
  • ,
  • categorical
  • ,
  • flat
  • ,
  • unconditional

4. Stretched out and lying at full length along the ground

  • "Found himself lying flat on the floor"
    synonym:
  • flat
  • ,
  • prostrate

5. Lacking contrast or shading between tones

    synonym:
  • flat

6. (of a musical note) lowered in pitch by one chromatic semitone

  • "B flat"
    synonym:
  • flat

7. Flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes)

    synonym:
  • compressed
  • ,
  • flat

8. Lacking taste or flavor or tang

  • "A bland diet"
  • "Insipid hospital food"
  • "Flavorless supermarket tomatoes"
  • "Vapid beer"
  • "Vapid tea"
    synonym:
  • bland
  • ,
  • flat
  • ,
  • flavorless
  • ,
  • flavourless
  • ,
  • insipid
  • ,
  • savorless
  • ,
  • savourless
  • ,
  • vapid

9. Lacking stimulating characteristics

  • Uninteresting
  • "A bland little drama"
  • "A flat joke"
    synonym:
  • bland
  • ,
  • flat

10. Having lost effervescence

  • "Flat beer"
  • "A flat cola"
    synonym:
  • flat

11. Sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch

  • "The owl's faint monotonous hooting"
    synonym:
  • flat
  • ,
  • monotone
  • ,
  • monotonic
  • ,
  • monotonous

12. Horizontally level

  • "A flat roof"
    synonym:
  • flat

13. 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"
    synonym:
  • two-dimensional
  • ,
  • 2-dimensional
  • ,
  • flat

14. Not reflecting light

  • Not glossy
  • "Flat wall paint"
  • "A photograph with a matte finish"
    synonym:
  • flat
  • ,
  • mat
  • ,
  • matt
  • ,
  • matte
  • ,
  • matted

15. Commercially inactive

  • "Flat sales for the month"
  • "Prices remained flat"
  • "A flat market"
    synonym:
  • flat

adverb

1. With flat sails

  • "Sail flat against the wind"
    synonym:
  • flat

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • directly
  • ,
  • flat
  • ,
  • straight

Examples of using

My flat is located on the first floor.
My flat is located on the first floor.
Isn't it flat?