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flat Explained

flat at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[flæt]

flat at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj comparative flatter superlative flattest // ----------//
1 surface:
2 money:
3 tyre/ball:
4 not deep:
5 drink:
6 not interesting:
7 battery:
8 business/trade:
9 E flat/B flat/A flat etc:
10 musical sound:
11 voice:
12 a flat refusal/denial etc:
13 be flat on your back:
14 shoes:
15 light:
16 and that's flat!: ----------// [Date: 1200-1300; Language: Old Norse; Origin: flatr]//
1 SURFACE: smooth and level, without raised or hollow areas, and not sloping or curving// --houses with flat roofs// --a perfectly flat sandy beach// --The countryside near there is flat as a pancake (=very flat) .// --Work on a clean, flat surface.//
2 MONEY: a flat rate, amount of money etc is fixed and does not change or have anything added to it// --Clients are charged a flat rate of [hA124]250 annually.// --We charge a flat fee for car hire.//
3 TYRE/BALL: a flat tyre or ball has no air or not enough air in it//
4 NOT DEEP: not very deep, thick, or high, especially in comparison to its width or length// --The cake came out of the oven flat, not fluffy.//
5 DRINK: a drink that is flat does not taste fresh because it has no more bubbles of gas in it// → fizzy//
6 NOT INTERESTING: [not before noun] a performance, book etc that is flat lacks interest, excitement, or energy// --Arsenal looked flat for large parts of the game.//
7 BATTERY: BrE a flat battery has lost its electrical power// American Equivalent: dead// --Have you checked that the batteries haven't gone flat (=become flat) ?//
8 BUSINESS/TRADE: if prices, economic conditions, trade etc are flat, they have not increased or improved over a period of time// --Analysts are expecting flat sales in the coming months.//
9 E flat/B flat/A flat etc: a musical note that is one semitone lower than the note E, B, A etc// sharp, natural//
10 MUSICAL SOUND: if a musical note is flat, it is played or sung slightly lower than it should be// → sharp//
11 VOICE: not showing much emotion, or not changing much in sound as you speak// --'He's dead,' she said in a flat voice.//
12 a flat refusal/denial etc: a refusal etc that is definite and which someone will not change// --Our requests were met with a flat refusal.//
13 be flat on your back: a) to be lying down so that all of your back is touching the floor// b) to be very ill so that you have to stay in bed for a period of time// --I've been flat on my back with the flu all week.//
14 SHOES: flat shoes have very low heels//
15 LIGHT: having little variety of light and dark// --Flat lighting is typical of Avedon's portraits.//
16 and that's flat!: BrE spoken old-fashioned used to say that you will definitely not change what you have just said// and that's that// --I won't go, and that's flat!// -- flatness n [U] // in/into a flat spin at spin2 (6), flat feet//
flat 2 W3S2 n [C] ----------//
1 place to live:
2 tyre:
3 music:
4 land:
5 shoes:
6 the flat of somebody's hand/a knife/a sword etc:
7 on the flat: ----------// [Sense: 1; Date: 1800-1900; Language: Scottish English; Origin: flet 'inside of a house' (14-19 centuries) (influenced by FLAT1)]// [Sense: 2-7; Date: 1200-1300; Origin: FLAT1]//
1 PLACE TO LIVE: especially BrE a place for people to live that consists of a set of rooms that are part of a larger building// apartment// --They have a flat in Crouch End.// --a two-bedroom flat// --The building was knocked down to make way for a block of flats (=a large building with many flats in it) .// granny flat//
2 TYRE: especially AmE a tyre that does not have enough air inside// flat tyre// --Damn, the car has a flat .// --He stopped to change a flat .//
3 MUSIC: a) a musical note that is one semitone lower than a particular note// b) the sign in written music that shows that a note is one semitone lower than a particular note// sharp, natural//
4 LAND: flats [plural] an area of land that is at a low level, especially near water// --mud flats//
5 SHOES: flats [plural] AmE a pair of women's shoes with very low heels//
6 the flat of sb's hand/a knife/a sword etc: the flat part or flat side of something//
7 on the flat: BrE on ground that is level and does not slope//
flat 3 adv ----------//
1 flat position:
2 three minutes/10 seconds etc flat:
3 fall flat:
4 music:
5 fall flat on your face:
6 flat out:
7 tell somebody flat: ----------//
1 FLAT POSITION: in a position in which the surface of something is against another surface without curving or sloping// --The bed can be folded flat for storage.// --He lay flat on the floor.// --That night I lay flat on my back and stared up at the ceiling.//
2 three minutes/10 seconds etc flat: informal in exactly three minutes, ten seconds etc - used to emphasize that something happens or is done very quickly// --I was dressed in five minutes flat.//
3 fall flat: informal if a joke, story etc falls flat, it does not achieve the effect that is intended// --Unfortunately, what could have been a powerful drama fell flat.//
4 MUSIC: if you sing or play music flat, you sing or play slightly lower than the correct note so that the sound is unpleasant// → sharp//
5 fall flat on your face: a) to fall so that you are lying on your chest on the ground// --Babe slipped and fell flat on her face.// b) informal to not have the result you want or expect, especially when this is embarrassing// --The theory falls flat on its face when put into practice.//
6 flat out: informal // a) as fast as possible// --Everyone's working flat out to finish on time.// b) AmE in a direct and complete way// straight out// ask/tell sb flat out // --She asked him flat out if he was seeing another woman.//
7 tell sb flat: BrE spoken to tell someone something directly and definitely// straight out// --I told him flat that I didn't want to see him again.// flat broke at broke2 (1)//

flat at Dutch => English Of Explained:

apartment, flat

flat at Indonesian => English Of Explained:

apartment

flat at Norwegian => English Of Explained:

panied, following

flat at Swedish => english Of Explained:

flat

Flat at English => English (GNU/Linux) Of Explained:

Lacking elaborate structure. A file system withoug subdirectories in which you can group files is said to be flat. Such systems have not been used since the earliest days of personal computing. From QUECID http://www.tldp.org/LDP/Linux-Dictionary/

flat at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

892 Moby Thesaurus words for "flat":
3-D, Pullman, Pullman car, abeyant, absolute, absolutely, absonant,
accented, accidental, accommodation, accordant, accumbent,
achromatic, achromic, act drop, admitting no exception, alabaster,
alike, alkali flat, all-out, alluvial plain, alveolar, anemic,
apace, apartment, apathetic, apical, apico-alveolar, apico-dental,
arid, arrowlike, articulated, asbestos, asbestos board, ashen,
ashy, assimilated, at full length, at full speed, at once, atonal,
automatic, back, backdrop, baggage car, balanced, baldly, bank,
bar, barren, barytone, basin, bated, batten, beat, betting house,
betting parlor, bilabial, billiard table, blah, bland, blank,
bled white, bloodless, bog, bony, border, boring, bottomland,
bowling alley, bowling green, boxcar, brashly, brazenly, breve,
broad, broke, bushveld, busted, caboose, cacophonous, cacuminal,
cadaverous, campestral, campestrian, campo, car, carriage, casino,
cataleptic, catatonic, categorical, categorically, central,
cerebral, certain, chair car, chambers, champaign,
champaign country, characterless, checked, chloranemic, clear,
clerestory, close, cloth, coach, coal car, coastal plain, cold,
cold-water flat, collapsed, colorless, common, commonplace,
complete, completely, conclusive, consistent, consonant,
consonantal, constant, continuant, continuous, coral reef,
couchant, couche, coulisse, counterweight, covered waggon, cracked,
crawling, creamy, crib, crotchet, crouched, cubic, curtain,
curtain board, cyclorama, damped, dampened, day coach, dead,
dead flat, dead level, dead straight, deadened, deadly pale,
deathly pale, debased, decided, decisive, decor, decumbent,
definite, definitely, definitive, deflated, delicate, delta,
demisemiquaver, dental, depressed, desert, determinate, diaphonic,
digs, dilute, diluted, dim, dimensional, dimmed, diner, dinghy,
dingy, dining car, direct, directly, discolored, disconsonant,
discordant, disharmonic, disharmonious, dismal, dissimilated,
dissonant, dominant, dominant note, dopey, dormant, dorsal,
double whole note, down, downright, downs, downy, drab, draggy,
draped, drawing room, drearisome, dreary, drop, drop curtain, dry,
dryasdust, dull, dulled, duplex, duplex apartment, dusty, earth,
effete, eggshell, eighth note, elephantine, empty, enharmonic,
enharmonic note, entire, entresol, equable, equal, esplanade,
etiolated, even, evenly, exact, exactly, explicit, express,
exsanguinated, exsanguine, exsanguineous, fade, faded, faint,
fallow, featureless, fell, fen, final, fire curtain, firm,
first floor, fixed, flat, flat broke, flat country, flat out,
flat-chested, flat-out, flatcar, flatland, flatly, flats,
flattened, flatways, flatwise, flavorless, fleshless, flipper,
floor, flush, ford, forthwith, foul, fourth-dimensional, front,
gambling den, gambling hall, gambling hell, gambling house,
gaming house, gangling, gangly, garden apartment, gaunt, gawky,
ghastly, glabrate, glabrescent, glabrous, glass, glide, global,
gloss, glossal, glottal, gondola, grass veld, grassland, grating,
gray, groggy, ground, ground floor, groveling, gruelly, guttural,
haggard, half note, hanging, hard, harsh, heath, heavy, hell,
hell for leather, hemidemisemiquaver, high, ho-hum, hollow,
homaloid, homaloidal, homogeneous, horizontal, horizontal axis,
horizontal fault, horizontal line, horizontal parallax,
horizontal plane, horizontal projection, horizontally, hueless,
humdrum, hypochromic, ice, immediately, immelodious, immutable,
implicit, in a line, in abeyance, in suspense, inactive, inane,
inappealable, indifferent, indisputable, indubitable, inert,
inexcitable, inharmonic, inharmonious, insipid, intonated,
invariable, iridescent, irrevocable, irrevocably, ivory, jejune,
joint, knee-high, knocked flat, labial, labiodental, labiovelar,
lackluster, laid low, lande, languid, languorous, lank, lanky,
latent, lateral, lax, leaden, lean, lean-fleshed, lean-looking,
ledge, leiotrichous, lengthways, lengthwise, level, level line,
level plane, lifeless, light, like a shot, like greased lightning,
lineal, linear, lingual, liquid, livid, living quarters, llano,
local, lodgings, logy, lolling, lounging, low, low-built, low-hung,
low-level, low-leveled, low-lying, low-set, low-spirited,
low-statured, lowland, lowlands, luggage van, lunar mare, lurid,
lusterless, lying, lying down, mahogany, mail car, mail van,
marble, mare, marsh, mat, matte, matter-of-fact, meager, mealy,
mean sea level, measured, mechanical, mellow, mesa, mesilla,
methodic, mezzanine, mezzanine floor, mid, mild, milk-and-water,
minim, monolithic, monophthongal, monotonous, moor, moorland,
mother-of-pearl, muddy, muffled, mundane, musical note, musicless,
muted, nacreous, narrow, nasal, nasalized, natural, neap, neutral,
nonmelodious, note, occlusive, of a piece, off, off-key, off-tone,
on a level, on the run, oofless, opalescent, open, open country,
openly, ordered, orderly, ordinary, out of pitch, out of tone,
out of tune, out-and-out, outright, outspread, outstretched,
overthrown, oxytone, palace car, palatal, palatalized, pale,
pale as death, pale-faced, pallid, pampa, pampas, pappy,
parlor car, parterre, passenger car, passive, pastel, pasty,
patent note, patinaed, pearly, pedestrian, peneplain, penthouse,
peremptory, perfect, persistent, pharyngeal, pharyngealized,
phlegmatic, phonemic, phonetic, phonic, pitch, pitched, plain,
plainly, plains, plane, plateau, platform, playa, plodding,
poetryless, pointless, poky, ponderous, poolroom, positive,
positively, posttonic, prairie, prairies, precise, precisely,
procumbent, prone, proportional, prosaic, prosing, prostrate,
prosy, pulpy, punctured, quarter note, quaver, quickly, quiet, rag,
railroad flat, railway car, rapidly, raucous, rawboned, reclining,
rectilineal, rectilinear, recumbent, reef, reefer,
refrigerator car, regular, rental, report, reposing,
responding note, resupine, retroflex, rez-de-chaussee, right,
robotlike, rolled, roomette, rooms, round, rounded, ruler-straight,
runty, ruptured, sad, sallow, salt flat, salt marsh, salt pan,
sandals, sandbank, sandbar, sapless, satin, savanna, savorless,
scene, scenery, scraggy, scrawny, screen, sea level, sea of grass,
sebkha, sedentary, semibreve, semigloss, semiquaver, semivowel,
set of rooms, shallow, shallows, shaped note, sharp, shelf, shoal,
shoal water, short, shrill, sickly, side scene, silk, simple,
sixteenth note, sixty-fourth note, skeletal, skinny, slack,
sleeper, sleeping, slide, slow, sluggish, slumbering, smoker,
smoking car, smoldering, smooth, smooth-shaven, smooth-textured,
smoothed out, smoothened, smothered, sober, soft, soft-colored,
soft-hued, softened, solemn, somber, sonant, sordo, sour, space,
space-time, spare, spatial, spatiotemporal, speedily, spherical,
spiccato, spiceless, spidery, spindling, spindly, spiritless,
sporting house, sprawled, sprawling, spread, spread out, squashed,
squashed flat, squat, squatty, stable, staccato, stage screw,
stagnant, stale, standard, standing, static, steadfast, steady,
steppe, steppes, stereoscopic, sterile, stiff, stifled, stockcar,
stodgy, stone-broke, stony, stooped, stopped, story, straight,
straight-cut, straight-front, straight-out, straight-side, strand,
strapped, streamlined, street floor, stressed, stretched out,
strident, strong, studio, stuffy, stumpy, suave, subdued, subtle,
suite, superficial, supine, surd, sure, surface, sustained note,
swamp, sweet, swiftly, syllabic, systematic, tab, table, tableau,
tableland, tabloid, tabular, tallow-faced, tame, tank, tasteless,
teaser, tedious, tender, tenement, tennis court, tense, tercet,
terrace, thick, thin, thin-bellied, thin-fleshed,
thirty-second note, three-dimensional, throaty, tidal flats, tired,
tiresome, tonal, tone, toneless, tonic, tormentor, torpid, total,
transformation, transformation scene, tree veld, triplet, triplex,
trodden, trodden flat, truck, true, tundra, tuneless, twangy,
twiggy, two-dimensional, unaccented, unambiguous, unaroused,
unbending, unbent, unbowed, unbroken, unchangeable, unchanged,
unchanging, uncircumscribed, uncolored, uncompromisingly,
unconditional, unconditioned, uncurved, undeflected, undersized,
underweight, undeviating, undifferentiated, undistorted,
undiversified, undoubting, unelevated, unembellished, unequivocal,
unexciting, unflavored, unhampered, unharmonious, unhesitating,
unidealistic, uniform, unimaginative, unimpassioned, uninteresting,
uninterrupted, unlimited, unlively, unmelodious, unmistakable,
unmitigated, unmodifiable, unmodified, unmusical, unpalatable,
unpoetic, unpolished, unqualified, unquestionable, unquestioning,
unrealistic, unreserved, unrestricted, unromantic, unrough,
unroughened, unrounded, unruffled, unsavory, unshiny, unstressed,
unswerving, untunable, untuned, untuneful, unturned, unvaried,
unvarying, unwaivable, upland, upright, utter, utterly, van, vapid,
vega, velar, veld, velvet, vertical, vocalic, vocoid, voiced,
voiceless, volumetric, vowel, vowellike, waggon, wan, washed-out,
washy, water level, watered, watered-down, watery, waxen, weak,
weald, wetlands, whey-faced, white, whole, whole note, wholly,
wide, wide-open spaces, wing, wingcut, wishy-washy, without delay,
without exception, without reserve, wold, woodcut, wooden

flat at Dutch => English Of Explained:

flat [flɛt]
apartmentbuilding, blockofflats
apartment, flat

flat at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Physical Inertness): inert, inactive, passive, torpid, sluggish, dull, heavy, flat, slack, tame, slow, blunt, unreactive, lifeless, dead, latent, dormant, smoldering.

[V] (Lowness): be low, lie low, lie flat, underlie, crouch, slouch, wallow, grovel, lower, depress.

[ADJ] (Lowness): low, neap, debased, nether, deep, bottommost, flat, ground level, subjacent, squat, prostrate, horizontal, subterranean.

[N] (Horizontality): , flatness, level, plane, stratum, dead level, recumbency, lying down, proneness, prostration, plain, floor, platform, table, plateau, ledge, butte, mesa.

[V] (Horizontality): be horizontal, lie, recline, couch, lie down, lie flat, lie prostrate, sprawl, loll, sit down, lay down, lay out, level, flatten, prostrate, knock down, fell.

[ADJ] (Horizontality): horizontal, level, even, plane, flat, flat as a pancake, alluvial, calm, smooth, recumbent, lying, prone, supine, prostrate.

[N] (Flatness): flatness, smoothness, plane, level, platte, horizontality, table, tablet, evenness.

[V] (Flatness): render flat, flatten, level, even.

[ADJ] (Flatness): flat, plane, even, flush, level, horizontal, flat as a pancake.

[ADJ] (Smoothness): smooth, polished, slick, even, level, plane, flat, sleek, glossy, silken, silky, downy, velvety, slippery, glassy, lubricous, oily.

[ADJ] (Lack of taste): bland, void of taste, insipid, tasteless, flavorless, stale, flat, vapid.

[N] (Endangerment): rock, reef, snag, quicksand, shoals, shallows, bank, shelf, flat.

[N] (Dullness): dullness, heaviness, flatness, stupidity, platitude.

[ADJ] (Dullness): dull, boring, unentertaining, uninteresting, flat, monotonous, plodding, tiresome, tedious.

flat at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

adjective, noun, adverb
adjective (flatter, flattest)
level
1 having a level surface, not curved or sloping:
low buildings with flat roofs * People used to think the earth was flat. * Exercise is the only way to get a flat stomach after having a baby. * The sails hung limply in the flat calm (= conditions at sea when there is no wind and the water is completely level).
2 (of land) without any slopes or hills:
The road stretched ahead across the flat landscape. * The desert was flat, mile after mile. * He reached a flatter section of land near the river.
3 (of surfaces) smooth and even; without lumps or holes:
I need a flat surface to write on. * We found a large flat rock to sit on.
not high
4 broad but not very high:
Chapatis are a kind of flat Indian bread. * flat shoes (= with no heels or very low ones)
dull
5 dull; lacking interest or enthusiasm:
He felt very flat after his friends had gone home. * It was a curiously flat note on which to end the election campaign.
voice
6 not showing much emotion; not changing much in tone:
Her voice was flat and expressionless. * He spoke in a flat Midlands accent.
colours / pictures
7 very smooth, with no contrast between light and dark, and giving no impression of depth:
Acrylic paints can be used to create large, flat blocks of colour.
business
8 not very successful because very little is being sold:
The housing market has been flat for months.
refusal / denial
9 [only before noun] not allowing discussion or argument; definite:
Her request was met with a flat refusal. * He gave a flat 'No!' to one reporter's question. * These results are in flat contradiction to the theory of relativity.
in music
10 used after the name of a note to mean a note a SEMITONE/HALF-TONE lower:
That note should be B flat, not B.
OPP SHARP
compare NATURAL
11 below the correct PITCH (= how high or low a note sounds):
The high notes were slightly flat.
OPP SHARP
drink
12 no longer having bubbles in it; not fresh:
The soda was warm and had gone flat.
battery
13 (BrE) unable to supply any more electricity
tyre
14 not containing enough air, usually because of a hole
feet
15 completely flat with no natural raised curves underneath
see also FLAT-FOOTED
IDIOMS
and that's flat! (BrE, spoken) that is my final decision and I will not change my mind:
You can't go and that's flat!
as flat as a pancake completely flat:
The country around here is as flat as a pancake.
more at BACK n., SPIN n.
noun
rooms
1 [C] (BrE) a set of rooms for living in, including a kitchen, usually on one floor of a building:
Do you live in a flat or a house? * They're renting a furnished flat on the third floor. * a ground-floor flat * a new block of flats * Many large old houses have been converted into flats. * Children from the flats (= the block of flats) across the street were playing outside.
compare APARTMENT
level part
2 [sing.] the ~ of sth the flat level part of sth:
He beat on the door with the flat of his hand. * the flat of a sword / blade
land
3 [C, usually pl.] an area of low flat land, especially near water:
salt flats
see also MUDFLAT
horse racing
4 (the flat, the Flat) [sing.] (BrE) the season for racing horses on flat ground with no jumps
in music
5 [C] a note played a SEMITONE/HALF TONE lower than the note that is named. The written symbol is ({flat}):
There are no sharps or flats in the key of C major.
OPP SHARP
compare NATURAL
tyre
6 [C] (especially AmE) a tyre that has lost air usually because of a hole:
We got a flat on the way home. * We had to stop to fix a flat.
in theatre
7 [C] (technical) an upright section of scenery used on a theatre stage
shoes
8 (flats) [pl.] = FLATTIES
IDIOMS
on the flat (BrE) on level ground, without hills or jumps (= for example in horse racing):
Overtaking the next cyclist on an Alpine climb is a dozen times harder than on the flat.
adverb (comparative flatter, no superlative)
level
1 spread out in a level, straight position, especially against another surface:
Lie flat and breath deeply. * They pressed themselves flat against the tunnel wall as the train approached.
refusing / denying
2 (BrE) (AmE flat out) (informal) in a definite and direct way:
She told me flat she would not speak to me again. * I made them a reasonable offer but they turned it down flat.
in music
3 lower than the correct PITCH (= how high or low a note sounds):
He sings flat all the time.
OPP SHARP
IDIOMS
fall flat if a joke, a story, or an event falls flat, it completely fails to amuse people or to have the effect that was intended:
Without Jem, the whole evening would have fallen flat.
fall flat on your face
1 to fall so that you are lying on your front
2 to fail completely, usually causing embarrassment:
His next television venture fell flat on its face.
flat broke (BrE also stony broke) (informal) completely broke
flat out (informal)
1 as fast or as hard as possible:
Workers are working flat out to meet the rise in demand for new cars.
2 (especially AmE) in a definite and direct way; completely:
I told him flat out 'No'. * It's a 30-year mortgage we just flat out can't handle.
in ...flat (informal) used with an expression of time to say that sth happened or was done very quickly, in no more than the time stated:
They changed the wheel in three minutes flat (= in exactly three minutes).

Flat at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Flat \Flat\, a.
1. (Golf) Having a head at a very obtuse angle to the shaft;
-- said of a club.

2. (Gram.) 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.

3. (Hort.) Flattening at the ends; -- said of certain fruits.

Flat \Flat\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Flatted}; p. pr. & vb. n.
{Flatting}.]
1. To make flat; to flatten; to level.

2. To render dull, insipid, or spiritless; to depress.

Passions are allayed, appetites are flatted.
--Barrow.

3. To depress in tone, as a musical note; especially, to
lower in pitch by half a tone.

Flat \Flat\, v. i.
1. To become flat, or flattened; to sink or fall to an even
surface. --Sir W. Temple.

2. (Mus.) To fall form the pitch.

{To flat out}, to fail from a promising beginning; to make a
bad ending; to disappoint expectations. [Colloq.]

Flat \Flat\, a. [Compar. {Flatter}; superl. {Flattest}.] [Akin
to Icel. flatr, Sw. flat, Dan. flad, OHG. flaz, and AS. flet
floor, G. fl["o]tz stratum, layer.]
1. Having an even and horizontal surface, or nearly so,
without prominences or depressions; level without
inclination; plane.

Though sun and moon Were in the flat sea sunk.
--Milton.

2. 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.

What ruins kingdoms, and lays cities flat! --Milton.

I feel . . . my hopes all flat. --Milton.

3. (Fine Arts) Wanting relief; destitute of variety; without
points of prominence and striking interest.

A large part of the work is, to me, very flat.
--Coleridge.

4. Tasteless; stale; vapid; insipid; dead; as, fruit or drink
flat to the taste.

5. Unanimated; dull; uninteresting; without point or spirit;
monotonous; as, a flat speech or composition.

How weary, stale, flat, and unprofitable Seem to me
all the uses of this world. --Shak.

6. Lacking liveliness of commercial exchange and dealings;
depressed; dull; as, the market is flat.

7. Clear; unmistakable; peremptory; absolute; positive;
downright.

Flat burglary as ever was committed. --Shak.

A great tobacco taker too, -- that's flat.
--Marston.

8. (Mus.)
(a) Below the true pitch; hence, as applied to intervals,
minor, or lower by a half step; as, a flat seventh; A
flat.
(b) Not sharp or shrill; not acute; as, a flat sound.

9. (Phonetics) Sonant; vocal; -- applied to any one of the
sonant or vocal consonants, as distinguished from a
nonsonant (or sharp) consonant.

{Flat arch}. (Arch.) See under {Arch}, n., 2. (b).

{Flat cap}, cap paper, not folded. See under {Paper}.

{Flat chasing}, in fine art metal working, a mode of
ornamenting silverware, etc., producing figures by dots
and lines made with a punching tool. --Knight.

{Flat chisel}, a sculptor's chisel for smoothing.

{Flat file}, a file wider than its thickness, and of
rectangular section. See {File}.

{Flat nail}, a small, sharp-pointed, wrought nail, with a
flat, thin head, larger than a tack. --Knight.

{Flat paper}, paper which has not been folded.

{Flat rail}, a railroad rail consisting of a simple flat bar
spiked to a longitudinal sleeper.

{Flat rods} (Mining), horizontal or inclined connecting rods,
for transmitting motion to pump rods at a distance.
--Raymond.

{Flat rope}, a rope made by plaiting instead of twisting;
gasket; sennit.

Note: Some flat hoisting ropes, as for mining shafts, are
made by sewing together a number of ropes, making a
wide, flat band. --Knight.

{Flat space}. (Geom.) See {Euclidian space}.

{Flat stitch}, the process of wood engraving. [Obs.] -- {Flat
tint} (Painting), a coat of water color of one uniform shade.


{To fall flat} (Fig.), to produce no effect; to fail in the
intended effect; as, his speech fell flat.

Of all who fell by saber or by shot, Not one fell
half so flat as Walter Scott. --Lord
Erskine.

Flat \Flat\, adv.
1. In a flat manner; directly; flatly.

Sin is flat opposite to the Almighty. --Herbert.

2. (Stock Exchange) Without allowance for accrued interest.
[Broker's Cant]

Flat \Flat\, n.
1. 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.

Envy is as the sunbeams that beat hotter upon a
bank, or steep rising ground, than upon a flat.
--Bacon.

2. 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.

Half my power, this night Passing these flats, are
taken by the tide. --Shak.

3. Something broad and flat in form; as:
(a) A flat-bottomed boat, without keel, and of small
draught.
(b) A straw hat, broad-brimmed and low-crowned.
(c) (Railroad Mach.) A car without a roof, the body of
which is a platform without sides; a platform car.
(d) A platform on wheel, upon which emblematic designs,
etc., are carried in processions.

4. The flat part, or side, of anything; as, the broad side of
a blade, as distinguished from its edge.

5. (Arch.) A floor, loft, or story in a building; especially,
a floor of a house, which forms a complete residence in
itself.

flat at English => English (Computer) Of Explained:

flat

1. Lacking any complex internal structure. "That {bitty box}
has only a flat file system, not a hierarchical one." The verb
form is {flatten}. Usually used pejoratively (at least with
respect to file systems).

2. Said of a memory architecture like that of the {VAX} or
{Motorola} {680x0} that is one big linear address space
(typically with each possible value of a processor register
corresponding to a unique address). This is a {Good Thing}.
The opposite is a "{segmented}" architecture like that of the
{Intel 80x86} in which addresses are composed from a
base-register/offset pair. Segmented designs are generally
considered cretinous.

3. A flat {domain} is one where all elements except {bottom}
are incomparable (equally well defined). E.g. the integers.

[{Jargon File}]

flat at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

flat
adj 1: having a horizontal surface in which no part is higher or
lower than another; "a flat desk"; "acres of level
farmland"; "a plane surface" [syn: {level}, {plane}]
2: having no depth or thickness
3: not modified or restricted by reservations; "a categorical
denial"; "a flat refusal" [syn: {categoric}, {categorical},
{unconditional}]
4: stretched out and lying at full length along the ground;
"found himself lying flat on the floor" [syn: {prostrate}]
5: lacking contrast or shading between tones [ant: {contrasty}]
6: lowered in pitch by one chromatic semitone; "B flat" [ant: {natural},
{sharp}]
7: flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain
leafstalks or flatfishes) [syn: {compressed}]
8: lacking taste or flavor or tang; "a bland diet"; "insipid
hospital food"; "flavorless supermarket tomatoes"; "vapid
beer"; "vapid tea" [syn: {bland}, {flavorless}, {flavourless},
{insipid}, {savorless}, {savourless}, {vapid}]
9: lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting; "a bland
little drama"; "a flat joke" [syn: {bland}]
10: having lost effervescence; "flat beer"; "a flat cola"
11: not increasing as the amount taxed increases [syn: {fixed}]
12: not made with leavening; "most flat breads are made from
unleavened dough" [syn: {unraised}]
13: parallel to the ground; "a flat roof"
14: without pleats [syn: {unpleated}]
15: 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" [syn: {two-dimensional}]
16: (of a tire) completely or partially deflated
17: not reflecting light; not glossy; "flat wall paint"; "a
photograph with a matte finish" [syn: {mat}, {matt}, {matte},
{matted}]
18: lacking variety in shading; "a flat unshaded painting"
[also: {flatting}, {flatted}, {flattest}, {flatter}]

flat
adv 1: at full length; "he fell flat on his face"
2: with flat sails; "sail flat against the wind"
3: below the proper pitch; "she sang flat last night"
4: against a flat surface; "he lay flat on his back"
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" [syn: {directly}, {straight}]
[ant: {indirectly}]
6: wholly or completely; "He is flat broke"
[also: {flatting}, {flatted}, {flattest}, {flatter}]

flat
n 1: a level tract of land
2: a shallow box in which seedlings are started
3: a musical notation indicating one half step lower than the
note named
4: freight car without permanent sides or roof [syn: {flatcar},
{flatbed}]
5: a deflated pneumatic tire [syn: {flat tire}]
6: scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted
canvas; part of a stage setting
7: a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house
[syn: {apartment}]
[also: {flatting}, {flatted}, {flattest}, {flatter}]

flat at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==
Inter: slim-wikipedia » dab=Flat

Pronunciation

* Inter: enPR » flăt, Inter: IPA » /flæt/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /fl{t/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-flat.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: audio » En-uk-flat.ogg|Audio (UK)
  • Inter: rhymes » æt

    Etymology 1

    From Inter: etyl » nonFlat in Inter: w » Online Etymology Dictionary Inter: term » flatr (Swedish Inter: term » flat|lang=sv, Danish Inter: term » flad|lang=da), akin to German Inter: term » Flöz|tr=geological layer, Ancient Greek Inter: term » πλατύς|lang=grc, Latvian Inter: term » plats|lang=lv, Sanskrit Inter: term » प्रत्हस्||extension|sc=DevaSanskrit, OHG and Greek cognates named.

    Adjective

    Inter: en-adj » flatter|flattest


  • Having no variations in altitude.
    1. : The land around here is flat.
    2. Inter: context » of a tire or other inflated object Deflated, especially because of a puncture.
    3. Inter: music » note Lowered by one semitone.
    4. Inter: musi » c Of a note or voice, lower in pitch than it should be.
    5. Inter: music » voice Without variations in pitch.
    6. Of a carbonated drink, with all or most of its carbon dioxide having come out of solution so that the drink no longer fizzes or contains any bubbles.
    7. Uninteresting.
    8. : The party was a bit flat.
    9. Inter: context » wine Lacking acidity without being sweet.
    10. Absolute.
    11. : His claim was in flat contradiction to experimental results.
    12. : Im not going to the party and that's flat.''
    13. Inter: slan » g Describing certain features, usually the breasts or buttocks, that are extremely small or not visible at all.
    14. : That girl is completely flat on both sides.
    15. Inter: context » of a battery Unable to generate power; dead.
    16. Inter: juggling » of a throw Without spin; spinless.
      Synonyms
      * Inter: sense » having no variations in altitude even, planar, plane, smooth, uniform

  • Inter: sense » deflated deflated, punctured
  • Inter: sense » without variations in pitch monotone
  • Inter: sense » uninteresting boring, dull, uninteresting
  • Inter: sense » of wine: lacking acidity flabby
    Antonyms
    * Inter: sense » having no variations in altitude bumpy, cratered, hilly Inter: qualifier » of terrain, rough Inter: qualifier » of a surface, wrinkled Inter: qualifier » of a surface
  • Inter: sense » music: lowered by one semitone sharp
  • Inter: sense » music: lower in pitch than it should be sharp
    Derived terms
    * flatly
  • flatness
  • flat out
  • flatten
  • flat as a pancake
  • flat-footed
  • flat rate
  • flatten
  • that's flat
    Translations
    Inter: trans-top » having no variations in altitude
  • Inter: trreq » af
  • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|rrafshtë
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|مسطح|tr=musáṭṭaḥ|sc=Arab
  • : Egyptian Arabic: Inter: tø » arz|مسطح|m|tr=meṣaṭṭaḥ|sc=Arab
  • Inter: trreq » an
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|հարթ|tr=hart', Inter: t- » hy|տափակ|tr=tap'ak
  • Inter: trreq » as
  • Asturian: Inter: t- » ast|llanu, Inter: t- » ast|planu
  • Inter: trreq » ay
  • Inter: trreq » az
  • Basque: Inter: t+ » eu|lau, Inter: t- » eu|laun, Inter: t- » eu|ordeka
  • Inter: trreq » bn
  • Inter: trreq » br
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|хоризонтален|sc=Cyrl
  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|pla
  • Cherokee: Inter: t- » chr|ᎤᏩᎾᏕᏍᎩ|tr=uwanadesgi|sc=Cher
  • Inter: trreq » ny
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|平|tr=píng|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|平坦|tr=píngtǎn|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|plochý, Inter: t- » cs|rovný
  • Danish: Inter: t- » da|flad
  • Inter: trreq » dv
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|vlak, Inter: t+ » nl|plat
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|litteä, Inter: t- » fi|lakea, Inter: t+ » fi|tasainen
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|plan, Inter: t+ » fr|plat
  • Inter: trreq » fur
  • Galician: Inter: t+ » gl|plano, Inter: t- » gl|chairo, Inter: t+ » gl|chan
  • Inter: trreq » ka
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|flach, Inter: t+ » de|eben
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|επίπεδος|m|tr=epípedos|sc=Grek, Inter: t+ » el|ισόπεδος|m|tr=isópedos|sc=Grek
  • Inter: trreq » gu
  • Inter: trreq » ha
  • Inter: trreq » haw
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|שטוח|tr=shatuakh
  • Inter: trreq » hi
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|lapos
  • Inter: trreq » io
  • Inter: trreq » ig
  • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|datar
  • Inter: trreq » ia
  • Inter: trreq » ie
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|cothrom
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|piano
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|平ら|tr=たいら, taira|sc=Jpan
  • Inter: trreq » jv
  • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|pliat
  • Inter: trreq » kn
  • Khmer: Inter: t- » km|រាបស្មើ|tr=riep smaǝ|sc=Khmr, Inter: t+ » km|រាបទាប|tr=riep tiep|sc=Khmr
  • Inter: trreq » rw

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Inter: trreq » rn
    • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|판판하다|tr=panpan-hada|sc=Kore, Inter: t+ » ko|평평|tr=pyeongpyeong-hada|alt=평평하다|sc=Kore (Inter: t+ » ko|平平|sc=Kore + Inter: t+ » ko|하다|sc=Kore)
    • Latvian: Inter: t- » lv|plakans, Inter: t- » lv|lēzens
    • Lithuanian: Inter: t- » lt|plokščias, Inter: t- » lt|lėkštas
    • Inter: trreq » lg
    • Inter: trreq » lb
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|рамен|m|tr=rámen
    • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|datar
    • Inter: trreq » ml
    • Marathi: Inter: t- » mr|सपाट|tr=sapāṭa|sc=Deva
    • Mirandese: Inter: tø » mwl|praino
    • Navajo: Inter: tø » nv|ditʼąh
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|flat
    • Inter: trreq » nov
    • Old Portuguese: Inter: tø » roa-ptg|chão
    • Inter: trreq » or
    • Inter: trreq » ps
    • Inter: trreq » fa
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|płaski|m
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|plano
    • Inter: trreq » pa
    • Inter: trreq » raj
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|plan, Inter: t- » ro|șes, Inter: t+ » ro|neted
    • Inter: trreq » rm
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|пологий|tr=pológij
    • Inter: trreq » sm
    • Inter: trreq » sa
    • Sardinian: Inter: t- » sc|pranu
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|ravan
    • Inter: trreq » sk
    • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|raven
    • Inter: trreq » so
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|llano, Inter: t+ » es|plano
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|flat, Inter: t+ » sv|plan
    • Inter: trreq » ta
    • Telugu: Inter: t- » te|బల్లపరుపు|tr=ballaparupu|sc=Telu
    • Inter: trreq » uk
    • Inter: trreq » ur
    • Inter: trreq » ug
    • Inter: trreq » uz
    • Inter: trreq » vi
    • Inter: trreq » vo
    • Inter: trreq » wa
    • Inter: trreq » wo
    • Inter: trreq » xh
    • Inter: trreq » yi
    • Inter: trreq » yo
    • Inter: trreq » zu


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » of a tire: deflated
    • Albanian: (e) shfryrë
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|спаднал|sc=Cyrl
    • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|ušlý
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|flad
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|lek, Inter: t+ » nl|plat
    • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|tühi
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|tyhjä, Inter: t- » fi|puhjennut
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|à plat, Inter: t+ » fr|dégonflé, Inter: t+ » fr|crevé|m
    • Inter: trreq » Georgian
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|platt


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ξεφούσκωτος|m|tr=xefoúskotos|sc=Grek
  • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|kempes
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|sgonfio
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|パンクする|alt=パンクした|tr=panku-shita
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|издишана|f|tr=izdíšana
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|flat
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|sflaczały, Inter: t- » pl|flakowaty
  • Slovene: Inter: t- » sl|spuščena
  • Telugu: Inter: t- » te|అరిగిన|tr=arigina|sc=Telu

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » without variations in pitch
    • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|rrafshët
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|lattea, Inter: t+ » fi|monotoninen
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|glatt
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|άτονος|m|tr=átonos|sc=Grek
    • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|datar
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|monotòno


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|monoton
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|monotonny
  • Slovene: Inter: t- » sl|monoton
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|monoton
  • Telugu: Inter: t- » te|చదునైన|tr=cadunaina|sc=Telu

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » lowered by one semitone
    • Albanian: Inter: t+ » sq|bemol
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|bemola
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|alennettu
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|bémol
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|bemolle
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|бемол|m|tr=bémol


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|-es
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|бемоль|m|tr=bemól’
  • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|maol
  • Slovene: Inter: t- » sl|bemol
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|sänkt

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » lower in pitch than it should be
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|alavireinen
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|bas, Inter: t+ » fr|grave
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|za Inter: t+ » pl|niski


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|raso
  • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|bas
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|falsk

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » with its carbon dioxide having come out of solution
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|изветрял|sc=Cyrl
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|flad
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|väljähtynyt
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|plat
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|schal
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ξεθυμασμένος|m|tr=xethymasménos|sc=Grek


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Irish: Inter: t- » ga|rodta
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|sgasata
  • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|doven
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|odgazowany, Inter: t- » pl|zwietrzały, Inter: t- » pl|wygazowany
  • Slovene: Inter: t- » sl|gorjenje
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|avslagen

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » uninteresting
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|безинтересен|sc=Cyrl
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|tylsä, Inter: t+ » fi|lattea
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|ennuyeux, Inter: qualifier » Quebec Inter: t+ » fr|plate
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|flau
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ανούσιος|m|tr=anoúsios|sc=Grek
    • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|datar
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|piatto


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|dødt|n
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|nijaki, Inter: t+ » pl|bezbarwny
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|monótono
  • Slovene: Inter: t- » sl|nezanimivo
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|avslagen
  • Telugu: Inter: t- » te|ఆసక్తి లేని|tr=asakti leni|sc=Telu

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » unable to generate power
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|flad, Inter: t+ » da|død
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|tyhjä
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|à plat
    • Inter: trreq » Georgian
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|νεκρός|m|tr=nekrós|sc=Grek


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|habis
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|dødt|n
  • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|wyczerpany
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|död
  • Telugu: Inter: t+ » te|అశక్తత|tr=asaktata|sc=Telu

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » id: Inter: t+ » id|rata


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Adverb

    Inter: en-ad » v
  • So as to be flat.
    1. : Spread the tablecloth flat over the table.
    2. Bluntly.
    3. : I asked him if he wanted to marry me and he turned me down flat.
    4. Inter: qualifier » with units of time, distance, etc Not exceeding.
    5. : He can run a mile in four minutes flat.
    6. Completely.
    7. : I am flat broke this month.
      Synonyms
      * Inter: sense » so as to be flat

  • Inter: sense » bluntly bluntly, curtly
  • Inter: sense » not exceeding tops
  • Inter: sense » completely absolutely, completely, utterly
    Translations
    Inter: trans-top » so as to be flat
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|плоско|sc=Cyrl
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|tasaisesti
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|flach, Inter: t+ » de|eben
  • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|rata

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|рамно|tr=rámno
    • Polish: Inter: t- » pl|płasko
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|platt, Inter: t+ » sv|jämnt


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » bluntly
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|tylysti
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|direkt


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|pipih
  • Telugu: Inter: t- » te|మొద్దుబారిన|tr=moddubarina|sc=Telu

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » with units of time, distance, etc: not exceeding
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|точно|sc=Cyrl
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|jævnt
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|tasan, Inter: t+ » fi|täsmälleen
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|pile


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|pauschal
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|рамно|tr=rámno
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|jämnt, Inter: t+ » sv|blankt
  • Telugu: Inter: t- » te|పెరగని|tr=peragani|sc=Telu

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » completely
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|изцяло|sc=Cyrl
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|helt
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|täysin, Inter: t+ » fi|kokonaan


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|total, Inter: t+ » de|völlig, Inter: t+ » de|vollkommen
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|helt, Inter: t+ » sv|helt och hållet, Inter: t+ » sv|totalt
  • Telugu: Inter: t+ » te|పూర్తిగా|tr=purtiga|sc=Telu

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    Noun

    Inter: en-nou » n
  • An area of level ground.
    1. Inter: musi » c A note played a semitone lower than a natural, denoted by the symbol ♭ sign placed after the letter representing the note (e.g., B♭) or in front of the note symbol (e.g. ♭♪).
    2. Inter: informal » automotive A flat tyre/tire.
    3. 2012, July 15. Richard Williams in Guardian Unlimited, Tour de France 2012: Carpet tacks cannot force Bradley Wiggins off track
    4. : The next one surrendered his bike, only for that, too, to give him a second flat as he started the descent.
    5. Inter: in the plura » l A type of ladies' shoes with very low heels.
    6. : She liked to walk in her flats more than in her high heels.
    7. Inter: context » painting A thin, broad brush used in oil and watercolor/watercolour painting.
    8. The flat part of something:
    9. Inter: context » swordfighting The flat side of a blade, as opposed to the sharp edge.
    10. The palm of the hand, with the adjacent part of the fingers.
    11. A wide, shallow container.
    12. : a flat of strawberries
    13. Inter: geometr » y A subset of n-dimensional space that is congruent to a Euclidean space of lower dimension.
      Antonyms
      * Inter: sense » note sharp

  • Inter: sense » shoes high heels
    Translations
    Inter: trans-top » area of level ground
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|равнина|f|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t+ » bg|плоскост|f|sc=Cyrl

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|tasanko, Inter: t- » fi|tasanne


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » music: note played a semitone lower than a natural
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|бемол|m|sc=Cyrl
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|bemoll
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|bemol|m, Inter: t+ » nl|mol|m
    • Finnish: alennettu Inter: t+ » fi|nuotti
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|bémol|m


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|ύφεση|f|tr=ýfesi|sc=Grek
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|bemolle
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|bemol|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|бемоль|m|tr=b'emól'
  • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|snizilica|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » flat tyre/tire
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|punxada, Inter: t- » ca|avaria
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|lekke band|m, Inter: t- » nl|platte band|m
    • Finnish: puhjennut Inter: t+ » fi|rengas, tyhjä rengas Inter: t+ » fi|rengas
    • German: Inter: t- » de|Reifenpanne|f, Inter: t+ » de|Platten
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|パンク|tr=panku|sc=Jpan


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Persian: Inter: t- » fa|تایر پنچر
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|flak|m
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|прокол|m
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|punktering, Inter: t+ » sv|punka Inter: qualifier » colloquial

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » plural: ladies' shoes
    • Danish: Inter: t- » da|flade
    • Finnish: matalakorkoiset (Inter: t- » fi|kengät|p)
    • Greek: Inter: t- » el|χωρίς τακούνι|tr=chorís takoúni|sc=Grek


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Italian: Inter: t- » it|scarpe senza tacco, Inter: t+ » it|ballerine|f|p
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|but|m na płaskim obcasie
  • Swedish: Inter: t- » sv|lågklackad (sko)

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » thin, broad brush
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|talttasivellin


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » flat part of something
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|lape


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » swordfighting: flat side of a blade
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|lape


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-see » palm of the hand|palm
    Inter: trans-top » wide, shallow container
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|ropponen


    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » eo: Inter: t- » eo|kuliso
    • Inter: ttbc » nap: (2): quartìno {{m}}


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Verb

    Inter: en-verb » flats|flatting|flatted
  • Inter: poker slan » g To make a flat call; to call without raising.
    1. Inter: intransitiv » e To become flat or flattened; to sink or fall to an even surface.
    2. : Inter: rfquotek » Sir W. Temple
    3. Inter: intransitive » music|colloquial To fall from the pitch.

      Etymology 2

      1795, alteration of Inter: etyl » sco Inter: term » flet|lang=en||inner part of a house, from Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » flet|lang=enm||dwelling, from Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » flet|lang=ang, Inter: term » flett||lang=ang|ground floor, dwelling, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » flajan||floor|lang=gem-pro, from Inter: etyl » gem-pro|en Inter: recons » flataz||flat|lang=gem-pro, from Inter: etyl » ine-pro|en Inter: recons » plat-||flat|lang=ine-pro. Akin to Inter: etyl » ofs|- Inter: term » flet|flet, flette|lang=ofs "dwelling, house". More at Inter: l » en|flat|flat1.

      Noun

      Inter: en-nou » n


  • Inter: Commonwealt » h An apartment.
    Synonyms
    * Inter: sense » apartment apartment
    Derived terms
    * flatlet
    • flatmate
      Translations
      Inter: trans-see » apartment

      References

      Anagrams

      * falt


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    Dutch

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » /ˈflɛt/|lang=nl

    Noun

    Inter: nl-noun » m|flats|flatje
  • flat, apartment

  • Latin

    Verb

    Inter: la-verb-form » flat
  • Inter: conjugation of » flo|flō|3|s|pres|act|ind|lang=la

  • Old English

    Pronunciation

    * Inter: IPA » /flɑːt/|lang=ang

    Verb

    Inter: Latinx » flāt
  • Inter: form of » first-person singular preterite form|flītan|lang=ang|sc=Latinx
    1. Inter: form of » third-person singular preterite form|flītan|lang=ang|sc=Latinx


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    Scottish Gaelic

    Noun

    Inter: gd-noun » g=m|gen=flat|pl=flataichean
  • saucer
    1. flat, apartment

      Synonyms

      * Inter: sense » saucer Inter: l » gd|sàsar


    Swedish

    Adjective

    Inter: head » sv|adjective
  • flat Inter: qualifier » having no variations in altitude
    1. : Solen reflekterades i spegelns flata yta.
    2. :: The sun was reflected in the flat surface of the mirror.
    3. spineless, being a doormat, abstaining from defending one's convictions
    4. : Han var alldeles för flat mot chefen, och fick inte heller någon löneökning.
    5. :: He let the manager walk all over him and did not get a raise.

      Declension

      Inter: sv-adj-re » g

      Synonyms

      * Inter: sense » flat platt

  • Inter: sense » spineless eftergiven, mjäkig

  • Translation: ar » flat
    Translation: cs » flat
    Translation: cy » flat
    Translation: de » flat
    Translation: et » flat
    Translation: el » flat
    Translation: es » flat
    Translation: eo » flat
    Translation: fa » flat
    Translation: fr » flat
    Translation: fy » flat
    Translation: gl » flat
    Translation: ko » flat
    Translation: io » flat
    Translation: id » flat
    Translation: it » flat
    Translation: kn » flat
    Translation: ka » flat
    Translation: kk » flat
    Translation: sw » flat
    Translation: ku » flat
    Translation: lo » flat
    Translation: li » flat
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    Translation: hu » flat
    Translation: mg » flat
    Translation: ml » flat
    Translation: my » flat
    Translation: fj » flat
    Translation: nl » flat
    Translation: no » flat
    Translation: pl » flat
    Translation: pt » flat
    Translation: ru » flat
    Translation: sm » flat
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    Translation: fi » flat
    Translation: sv » flat
    Translation: tl » flat
    Translation: ta » flat
    Translation: te » flat
    Translation: th » flat
    Translation: tr » flat
    Translation: uk » flat
    Translation: vi » flat
    Translation: zh » flat