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  Definition of flat
  1. a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house
  2. scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted canvas; part of a stage setting
  3. a deflated pneumatic tire
  4. a shallow box in which seedlings are started
  5. freight car without permanent sides or roof
  6. a musical notation indicating one half step lower than the note named
  7. a level tract of land
  8. lacking variety in shading; "a flat unshaded painting"
  9. not reflecting light; not glossy; "flat wall paint"; "a photograph with a matte finish"
  10. (of a tire) completely or partially deflated
  11. having no depth or thickness
  12. 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"
  13. having a horizontal surface in which no part is higher or lower than another; "a flat desk"; "acres of level farmland"; "a plane surface"
  14. lacking contrast or shading between tones
  15. without pleats
  16. parallel to the ground; "a flat roof"
  17. stretched out and lying at full length along the ground; "found himself lying flat on the floor"
  18. not made with leavening; "most flat breads are made from unleavened dough"
  19. lowered in pitch by one chromatic semitone; "B flat"
  20. not increasing as the amount taxed increases
  21. not modified or restricted by reservations; "a categorical denial"; "a flat refusal"
  22. having lost effervescence; "flat beer"; "a flat cola"
  23. lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting; "a bland little drama"; "a flat joke"
  24. lacking taste or flavor or tang; "a bland diet"; "insipid hospital food"; "flavorless supermarket tomatoes"; "vapid beer"; "vapid tea"
  25. flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes)
  26. wholly or completely; "He is flat broke"
  27. 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"
  28. at full length; "he fell flat on his face"
  29. against a flat surface; "he lay flat on his back"
  30. below the proper pitch; "she sang flat last night"
  31. with flat sails; "sail flat against the wind"
Similar Words: apartment, flat tire, flatcar, flatbed, mat, matt, matte, matted, two-dimensional, level, plane, unpleated, prostrate, unraised, fixed, categoric, categorical, unconditional, bland, flavorless, flavourless, insipid, savorless, savourless, vapid, compressed, directly, straight


Hyponyms: bedsitting room, bedsitter, bedsit, cold-water flat, duplex apartment, duplex, efficiency apartment, flatlet, maisonette, maisonnette, penthouse, railroad flat, studio apartment, studio, suite, rooms, walk-up apartment, walk-up, coulisse, wing flat, tormenter, tormentor, teaser, double flat, salt flat, salt plain


Pertainyms: direct


Part Meronyms: apartment building, apartment house, mise en scene, stage setting, setting


Language Translations:
Albanian: rrafshtë   Catalan: pla  
Croatian: ravan   Danish: flad  
Dutch: vlak   Finnish: litteä  
French: plain   German: flach  
Hungarian: lapos   Indonesian: datar  
Italian: piano   Japanese: 平らな  
Polish: płaski   Portuguese: plano  
Romanian: plan   Russian: плоский  
Spanish: llano   Swedish: flat  
Telugu: బల్లపరుపు  
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