flat

flat
1. adjective
1)

a flat surface

Syn:
level, horizontal; smooth, even, uniform, regular, plane
Ant:
vertical, uneven
2)

the sea was flat

Syn:
calm, still, pacific, tranquil, glassy, undisturbed, without waves, like a millpond
Ant:
choppy
3)

a flat wooden box

Syn:
shallow, low-sided
Ant:
deep
4)

flat sandals

Syn:
low, low-heeled, without heels
5)

the teacher's flat voice

Syn:
monotonous, toneless, droning, boring, dull, tedious, uninteresting, unexciting, soporific; bland, dreary, colorless, featureless, emotionless, expressionless, lifeless, spiritless, lackluster, plain-vanilla
Ant:
exciting, emotional
6)

he felt too flat to get out of bed

Syn:
depressed, dejected, dispirited, despondent, downhearted, disheartened, low, low-spirited, down, unhappy, blue; without energy, enervated, sapped, weary, tired out, worn out, exhausted, drained; informal down in the dumps
Ant:
cheerful, energized
7)

the market was flat

Syn:
slow, inactive, sluggish, slack, quiet, depressed
Ant:
busy
8)

a flat tire

Syn:
deflated, punctured, burst
Ant:
inflated
9)

a flat fee

Syn:
fixed, set, regular, unchanging, unvarying, invariable
10)

a flat denial

Syn:
outright, direct, absolute, definite, positive, straight, plain, explicit; firm, resolute, adamant, assertive, emphatic, categorical, unconditional, unqualified, unequivocal
2. adverb
1)

she lay down flat on the floor

Syn:
stretched out, outstretched, spread-eagle, sprawling, prone, supine, prostrate, recumbent
2) informal

she turned me down flat

Syn:
outright, absolutely, firmly, resolutely, adamantly, emphatically, insistently, categorically, unconditionally, unequivocally
3. noun
(flats)

they race their bikes across the flats

Syn:
tidal flats, mud flats, tideland, intertidal area

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  • flat — flat …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • Flat — (fl[a^]t), a. [Compar. {Flatter} (fl[a^]t r[ e]r); superl. {Flattest} (fl[a^]t t[e^]st).] [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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flat — flat1 [flat] adj. flatter, flattest [ME < ON flatr, akin to OHG flaz < IE * plāt, plēt , wide, flat (> Gr platys, broad, OE flet, floor) < base * plā , broad] 1. having a smooth, level surface; having little or no depression or… …   English World dictionary

  • flat — Ⅰ. flat [1] ► ADJECTIVE (flatter, flattest) 1) having a level and even surface. 2) not sloping. 3) with a level surface and little height or depth: a flat cap. 4) (of shoes) without high heels. 5) …   English terms dictionary

  • Flat — or flats may refer to:* Flatness * Flat (music), a symbol which denotes a lower pitch (music|flat) * Flat, an apartment within a residential building * Flat (geometry), the generalization of lines and planes in an n dimensional Euclidean space *… …   Wikipedia

  • flat — 〈[ flæ̣t] Mus.〉 um einen halben Ton erniedrigt, z. B. D flat = Des; Ggs sharp [engl., „flach, tief, erniedrigt“] * * * Flat [flɛt], die; , s (ugs.): Kurzf. von ↑ Flatrate. * * * flat   [flæt; …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Flat — (englisch für flach) steht für eine gerade Kante an der Seite eines Wafers, siehe Flat (Wafer) Flatrate, Pauschaltarif in der Telekommunikationsbranche Flat Tax, ein einstufiger Einkommensteuertarif Flattop, eine Frisur Flat ist Ortsname von:… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 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. [1913 Webster] Envy is as the sunbeams that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • flat — adj, flat·ter; flat·test 1) being or characterized by a horizontal line or tracing without peaks or depressions <the EEG is ominously flat indicating that her brain function is gone (Don Gold)> 2) characterized by general impoverishment in… …   Medical dictionary

  • flat — ● flat adjectif masculin (ancien français flac, mou) Se dit d un ver à soie atteint de flacherie. ● flat nom masculin (anglais flat, appartement) En Belgique, petit appartement, studio. ● flat (homonymes) nom masculin (anglais flat, appartement) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • flat — flat, flatly The dominant adverbial form flatly is always used figuratively with words of denial and rejection such as contradict, deny, oppose, refuse, and reject. Flat is used in fixed expressions such as flat broke and turn something down flat …   Modern English usage

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