"flat" in the noun sense
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
4. flatcar, flatbed, flat
freight car without permanent sides or roof
5. flat, flat tire
a deflated pneumatic tire
scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted canvas part of a stage setting
7. apartment, flat
a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house
"flat" in the adjective sense
1. flat, level, plane
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"
3. categoric, categorical, flat, unconditional
not modified or restricted by reservations
"a categorical denial"
"a flat refusal"
4. flat, prostrate
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
7. compressed, flat
flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes)
8. bland, flat, flavorless, flavourless, insipid, savorless, savourless, vapid
lacking taste or flavor or tang
"a bland diet"
"insipid hospital food"
"flavorless supermarket tomatoes"
9. bland, flat
lacking stimulating characteristics uninteresting
"a bland little drama"
"a flat joke"
having lost effervescence
"a flat cola"
11. flat, monotone, monotonic, monotonous
sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch
"the owl's faint monotonous hooting"
"a flat roof"
13. two-dimensional, 2-dimensional, flat
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"
14. flat, mat, matt, matte, matted
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"
"flat" in the adverb sense
with flat sails
"sail flat against the wind"
2. directly, flat, straight
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"
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