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Definitions of flat

  1. 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.
  2. To lower; flatten. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  3. To make flat; to flatten; to level. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To depress in tone, as a musical note; especially, to lower in pitch by half a tone. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. 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.
  6. To become flat, or flattened; to sink or fall to an even surface. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To fall form the pitch. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Having an even and horizontal surface, or nearly so, without prominences or depressions; level without inclination; plane. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. 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
  12. Wanting relief; destitute of variety; without points of prominence and striking interest. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Tasteless; stale; vapid; insipid; dead; as, fruit or drink flat to the taste. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. Unanimated; dull; uninteresting; without point or spirit; monotonous; as, a flat speech or composition. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Lacking liveliness of commercial exchange and dealings; depressed; dull; as, the market is flat. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. Clear; unmistakable; peremptory; absolute; positive; downright. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. 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
  18. Not sharp or shrill; not acute; as, a flat sound. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Sonant; vocal; - applied to any one of the sonant or vocal consonants, as distinguished from a nonsonant (or sharp) consonant. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  21. scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted canvas; part of a stage setting Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. a deflated pneumatic tire Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  23. a shallow box in which seedlings are started Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  24. a musical notation indicating one half step lower than the note named Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  25. a level tract of land Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. Something broad and flat in form Webster Dictionary DB
  29. A flat-bottomed boat, without keel, and of small draught. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. A straw hat, broad-brimmed and low-crowned. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. A car without a roof, the body of which is a platform without sides; a platform car. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. A platform on wheel, upon which emblematic designs, etc., are carried in processions. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. The flat part, or side, of anything; as, the broad side of a blade, as distinguished from its edge. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. A floor, loft, or story in a building; especially, a floor of a house, which forms a complete residence in itself. Webster Dictionary DB
  35. A horizontal vein or ore deposit auxiliary to a main vein; also, any horizontal portion of a vein not elsewhere horizontal. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. A dull fellow; a simpleton; a numskull. Webster Dictionary DB
  37. A homaloid space or extension. Webster Dictionary DB
  38. A character [] before a note, indicating a tone which is a half step or semitone lower. Webster Dictionary DB
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. A level; low land washed by the tide; shoal. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  43. Anything that is flat; the flat side of a thing. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. 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.
  45. A set of rooms on one floor; apartment. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  46. 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.
  47. wholly or completely; "He is flat broke" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  48. at full length; "he fell flat on his face" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  49. below the proper pitch; "she sang flat last night" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  50. In a flat manner; directly; flatly. Webster Dictionary DB
  51. Without allowance for accrued interest. Webster Dictionary DB
  52. 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.
  53. Flatly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  54. In a level position; so as to be flat; flatly. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  55. lacking taste or flavor or tang; "a bland diet"; "insipid hospital food"; "flavorless supermarket tomatoes"; "vapid beer"; "vapid tea" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  56. not increasing as the amount taxed increases Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  57. 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
  58. not reflecting light; not glossy; "flat wall paint"; "a photograph with a matte finish" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  59. stretched out and lying at full length along the ground; "found himself lying flat on the floor" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  60. 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
  61. without pleats Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  62. not made with leavening; "most flat breads are made from unleavened dough" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  63. lacking variety in shading; "a flat unshaded painting" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  64. (of a tire) completely or partially deflated Wordnet Dictionary DB
  65. having no depth or thickness Wordnet Dictionary DB
  66. lacking contrast or shading between tones Wordnet Dictionary DB
  67. parallel to the ground; "a flat roof" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  68. lowered in pitch by one chromatic semitone; "B flat" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  69. having lost effervescence; "flat beer"; "a flat cola" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  70. flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  71. against a flat surface; "he lay flat on his back" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  72. with flat sails; "sail flat against the wind" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  73. 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
  74. Having a head at a very obtuse angle to the shaft; - said of a club. Webster Dictionary DB
  75. Flattening at the ends; - said of certain fruits. Webster Dictionary DB
  76. 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.
  77. 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.
  78. Positive; absolute. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  79. Level; monotonous; dull; spiritless; positive; in mus., lowered a semitone. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  80. Level; prostrate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  81. Monotonous; dull. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  82. Below pitch. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  83. 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.

Usage examples for flat

  1. Then we need not expect another- in the flat just yet? – Man and Maid by Elinor Glyn
  2. The thought of the funeral in the early evening in the flat below ours, and Jim's innocent inquiry concerning it, had flashed upon me. – Cupid's Middleman by Edward B. Lent
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