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  1. a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting; "a bland little drama"; "a flat joke" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. lacking taste or flavor or tang; "a bland diet"; "insipid hospital food"; "flavorless supermarket tomatoes"; "vapid beer"; "vapid tea" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. not modified or restricted by reservations; "a categorical denial"; "a flat refusal" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. not increasing as the amount taxed increases Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted canvas; part of a stage setting Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. a deflated pneumatic tire Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. a shallow box in which seedlings are started Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. freight car without permanent sides or roof Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. a musical notation indicating one half step lower than the note named Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. a level tract of land Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. wholly or completely; "He is flat broke" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. at full length; "he fell flat on his face" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. below the proper pitch; "she sang flat last night" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. having a horizontal surface in which no part is higher or lower than another; "a flat desk"; "acres of level farmland"; "a plane surface" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. not reflecting light; not glossy; "flat wall paint"; "a photograph with a matte finish" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. stretched out and lying at full length along the ground; "found himself lying flat on the floor" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  19. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  20. without pleats Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. not made with leavening; "most flat breads are made from unleavened dough" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. lacking variety in shading; "a flat unshaded painting" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  23. (of a tire) completely or partially deflated Wordnet Dictionary DB
  24. having no depth or thickness Wordnet Dictionary DB
  25. lacking contrast or shading between tones Wordnet Dictionary DB
  26. parallel to the ground; "a flat roof" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  27. lowered in pitch by one chromatic semitone; "B flat" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  28. having lost effervescence; "flat beer"; "a flat cola" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  29. flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  30. against a flat surface; "he lay flat on his back" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  31. with flat sails; "sail flat against the wind" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  32. Having an even and horizontal surface, or nearly so, without prominences or depressions; level without inclination; plane. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. Wanting relief; destitute of variety; without points of prominence and striking interest. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. Tasteless; stale; vapid; insipid; dead; as, fruit or drink flat to the taste. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. Unanimated; dull; uninteresting; without point or spirit; monotonous; as, a flat speech or composition. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. Lacking liveliness of commercial exchange and dealings; depressed; dull; as, the market is flat. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. Clear; unmistakable; peremptory; absolute; positive; downright. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. Below the true pitch; hence, as applied to intervals, minor, or lower by a half step; as, a flat seventh; A flat. Webster Dictionary DB
  40. Not sharp or shrill; not acute; as, a flat sound. Webster Dictionary DB
  41. In a flat manner; directly; flatly. Webster Dictionary DB
  42. Without allowance for accrued interest. Webster Dictionary DB
  43. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  45. Something broad and flat in form Webster Dictionary DB
  46. A flat-bottomed boat, without keel, and of small draught. Webster Dictionary DB
  47. A straw hat, broad-brimmed and low-crowned. Webster Dictionary DB
  48. A car without a roof, the body of which is a platform without sides; a platform car. Webster Dictionary DB
  49. A platform on wheel, upon which emblematic designs, etc., are carried in processions. Webster Dictionary DB
  50. The flat part, or side, of anything; as, the broad side of a blade, as distinguished from its edge. Webster Dictionary DB
  51. A floor, loft, or story in a building; especially, a floor of a house, which forms a complete residence in itself. Webster Dictionary DB
  52. A horizontal vein or ore deposit auxiliary to a main vein; also, any horizontal portion of a vein not elsewhere horizontal. Webster Dictionary DB
  53. A dull fellow; a simpleton; a numskull. Webster Dictionary DB
  54. A homaloid space or extension. Webster Dictionary DB
  55. To make flat; to flatten; to level. Webster Dictionary DB
  56. To render dull, insipid, or spiritless; to depress. Webster Dictionary DB
  57. To depress in tone, as a musical note; especially, to lower in pitch by half a tone. Webster Dictionary DB
  58. To become flat, or flattened; to sink or fall to an even surface. Webster Dictionary DB
  59. To fall form the pitch. Webster Dictionary DB
  60. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  61. Flatness. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  62. Sonant; vocal; - applied to any one of the sonant or vocal consonants, as distinguished from a nonsonant (or sharp) consonant. Webster Dictionary DB
  63. A character [] before a note, indicating a tone which is a half step or semitone lower. Webster Dictionary DB
  64. Having a head at a very obtuse angle to the shaft; - said of a club. Webster Dictionary DB
  65. Flattening at the ends; - said of certain fruits. Webster Dictionary DB
  66. Level; even; smooth; horizontal; insipid; as, a flat taste; positive; downright; low; said of prices; dull; said of sales; without interest; sounded below the true pitch. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  67. A level or extended plain; a shallow; shoal; story or floor of a house; the broad or plane part of a thing, as of a sword; surface without relief or prominence; a musical sign which lowers the succeeding note half a tone; the tone so lowered. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  68. In a level or prostrate position; exactly; used of amounts, etc.; as, he ran the race in three minutes flat. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  69. Flatly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  70. 1. Of even plane surface. 2. Without resonance and of low pitch, said of a percussion note. 3. Insipid, without flavor; not effervescent. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  71. Having an even and horizontal, or nearly horizontal surface, without elevations or depressions, hills or valleys; level without inclination; as, flat land, a flat roof; prostrate; lying the whole length on the ground; level with the ground; fallen; laid low; ruined; in the fine arts, wanting relief or prominence of the figures; tasteless; state; vapid; insipid; dead; as, fruit flat to the taste; dull; unanimated; frigid; without point or spirit; that can give no relish or interese; brought to an end; brought to nought; caused to collapse; ruined; not relieved, broken, or softened; peremptory; absolute; positive; downright; as, he gave the petitioner a flat denial; in music, below the natural or the true pitch; hence, as applied to intervals, indicating a note half a tone below its natural; minor; a flat fifth is an interval of a fifth diminished by a flat; not sharp or shrill; not acute; as, a flat sound; in gram. applied to one of that division of consonants, in the enunciation of which voice (in contradistinction to breath) is heard-opposed to sharp; as, b, d, g, z, v; lacking briskness of commercial exchange or dealings; depressed; dull; as, the market was very flat. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  72. A surface without relief or prominences; a level or extended plain; a low tract of land; a level ground lying at a small depth under the surface of water; a shoal; a shallow; a strand; a sandbank under water; something broad and flat in form; as, (a) a broad, flat-bottomed boat without a keel, generally used in river navigation; (b) a broad-brimmed, low-crowned straw hat; (c) a railway car without a roof; the flat part or side of anything; as, the upper extended surface of the hand, the broad side of a sword or knife, and the like; in music, a mark of depression in sound, marked thus, and used to lower or depress, by the degree of a semitone, any note in the natural scale; an accidental flat is one which does not occurin the signature, and which affects only the bar in which it is placed; a double flat depresses a note two semitones below its natural pitch; in arch. that part of the covering of a house laid horizontal, and covered with lead or other material; a story or floor of a building, especially when fitted up for a single family; a foolish fellow; a simpleton; one who is easily duped; a gull; in ship-building, one of the timbers in midships; in theatres, one of the halves of such scenes or parts of scenes as are formed by two equal portions pushed from the sides of the stage and meeting in the centre. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  73. To level; to lay smooth or even; to make broad and smooth; to flatten; to make vapid or tasteless; to make dull or unanimated; to depress; in music, to reduce below the true pitch, as a note, by depressing it half a tone. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  74. To grow flat; to fall to an even surface; to become insipid, or dull and unanimated; in music, to depress the voice; to render a sound less sharp; to fall below the true pitch. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  75. Positive; absolute. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  76. A level expanse; story of a house; in mus., a note lowered a semitone; the sign (b) indicating this depression. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  77. Level; monotonous; dull; spiritless; positive; in mus., lowered a semitone. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  78. To lower; flatten. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  79. Level; prostrate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  80. Monotonous; dull. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  81. Below pitch. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  82. A level; low land washed by the tide; shoal. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  83. Anything that is flat; the flat side of a thing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  84. A tone a half step lower than a tone from which it is named, represented by the character b. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  85. A set of rooms on one floor; apartment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  86. In a level position; so as to be flat; flatly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  87. Having an even surface; level; without, or with but a moderate, inclination; prostrate; laid low; ruined; wanting relief or prominence of the figures; insipid; dull; without point or spirit; depressed; dejected; unpleasing; peremptory; absolute; not sharp; low, as the prices of goods, or dull, as sales. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  88. A level plain; a tract lying at a small depth under water; a shoal or shallow; the broad flat side of anything; depression of thought or language; a boat, broad and flat-bottomed; a hat made of straw braid with a low crown and broad brim; one who is easily duped; a mark of depression in sound, thus which lowers a note a semitone; that part of the covering of a house which is laid horizontally and usually covered with lead or other material; in building, a floor in a house. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  89. To flatten; to make vapid or tasteless; to make dull or unammated; to depress. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  90. To grow flat; to become insipid or dull; to depress the voice. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  91. Smooth; even; level; tasteless; insipid; depressed; unanimated; positive or downright. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  92. A level or extended plain; a shoal or shallow; an even surface; a story or floor of a house; a sign in music which lowers the following note half a tone. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  93. A place covered with water too shallow for navigation with vessels ordinarilyused for commercial purposes. The space between high and low water mark along theedge of an arm of the sea, bay, tidal river, etc. Thomas v. Hatch, 23 Fed. Cas. 040;Church v. Meeker, 34 Conn. 421; Jones v. Janney, 8 Watts & S. (Pa.) 443, 42 Am. Dec.30!). thelawdictionary.org
  94. Sonant; vocal; -- applied to any one of the sonant or vocal consonants, as distinguished from a nonsonant or sharp consonant. mso.anu.edu.au
  95. 1. Lacking any complex internal structure. "That bitty boxhas only a flat file system, not a hierarchical one." The verbform is flatten. Usually used pejoratively (at least withrespect to file systems).2. Said of a memory architecture like that of the VAX orMotorola 680x0 that is one big linear address space(typically with each possible value of a processor registercorresponding to a unique address). This is a Good Thing.The opposite is a "segmented" architecture like that of theIntel 80x86 in which addresses are composed from abase-register/offset pair. Segmented designs are generallyconsidered cretinous.3. A flat domain is one where all elements except bottomare incomparable (equally well defined). E.g. the integers. foldoc_fs
  96. 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 (b) 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'-[=I]'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.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  97. Level or even; extended in two dimensions so as to form a plane. F. bones, see Bone. F. foot, see Club-foot. na
  98. Of water, tasteless and unaerated. na
  99. Of a percussion sound, indicative of the absence of air. See Resonance (2). na
  100. Storey; suite of rooms on one floor as residence. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  101. Horizontal, level; spread out, lying at full length, (fell f.; f. against the wall; with the f. hand); even, smooth, unbroken, without projection, (f. tint, uniform); with broad level surface& little depth; unqualified, plain, downright, (f. denial, refusal; f. nonsense, blasphemy; that\'s f., let there be no doubt about it); dull, lifeless, monotonous, (fall f., prove a failure, not win applause; market is, prices are, f., inactive, sluggish); slow-witted; dejected, without energy, (f. beer, that has lost its effervescence); (Mus.) below the true pitch (B, D, &c., f., a semitone lower than B, D, &c.; sings f.); f.-boat, with f. bottom for transport in shallow water; f. candlestick, with broad base& short stem for carrying about; f.-fish, family including sole, turbot, plaice, &c.; f.-foot (ed), (having) foot not normally arched; f.-iron, for ironing linen &c.; f. race, over level ground (opp. hurdle-race or steeplechase); hence flatly adv., flatness n., flatten v.t. & i., flattish (2) a., flatways, flatwise, advv. (N.) what is f. (on, from, the f., of drawings &c. as opposed to sculpture), f. part of anything (the f. of the hand, with the f. of his sword); level ground, plain, low land, swamp; f.-bottomed boat; shallow basket; (Theatr.) part of scene mounted on frame& pushed in; (slang) duffer, dupe (Mus.) note lowered a semitone below natural pitch, sign indicating this lowering, sharps& ff., black notes on piano. (Vb) make f. (chiefly in manufacturing processes; elsewhere flatten). [old Norse] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  102. (Theatr. slang), make a thing into a coherent whole, preserve appearance of a consistent attitude &c. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  103. n. A level surface without elevation, relief, or prominences;—a low, level tract of ground; a shoal; a shallow; a strand;—the flat part or side of any thing;—a dull fellow; a simpleton;—a character before a note, indicating a tone which is a half-step or semitone lower. Cabinet Dictionary
  104. Horizontally level; smooth, without protuberances; without elevation; level with the ground; lying horizontally prostrate, lying along ; in painting, without relief, without prominence of the figures; tasteless, insipid; dull, unanimated; spiritless, dejected; peremptory, absolute, down right; not sharp in found. Complete Dictionary
  105. A level, an extended plane; even ground, not mountainous; a smooth low ground exposed to inundations; shallow, strand, place in the sea where the water is not deep; the broad side of a blade; depression of thought or language; a mark or character in musick. Complete Dictionary

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