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Definitions of flat:

part of speech: adjective

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.

part of speech: adverb

In a level or prostrate position; exactly; used of amounts, etc.; as, he ran the race in three minutes flat.

part of speech: adjective

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.

part of speech: noun

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.

part of speech: verb transitive

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.

part of speech: noun


part of speech: verb intransitive

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.

part of speech: noun

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.

part of speech: noun

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.

part of speech: adverb


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