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Dictionary definition for: Flat

1. (s) having a horizontal surface in which no part is higher or lower than another; "a flat desk" "acres of level farmland" "a plane surface"

2. (r) at full length; "he fell flat on his face"

3. (n) a level tract of land

4. (r) with flat sails; "sail flat against the wind"

5. (s) having no depth or thickness

6. (n) a shallow box in which seedlings are started

7. (n) a musical notation indicating one half step lower than the note named

8. (r) below the proper pitch; "she sang flat last night"

9. (s) not modified or restricted by reservations; "a categorical denial" "a flat refusal"

10. (n) freight car without permanent sides or roof

11. (r) against a flat surface; "he lay flat on his back"

12. (s) stretched out and lying at full length along the ground; "found himself lying flat on the floor"

13. (n) a deflated pneumatic tire

14. (r) 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"

15. (a) lacking contrast or shading between tones

16. (n) scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted canvas; part of a stage setting

17. (r) wholly or completely; "He is flat broke"

18. (a) lowered in pitch by one chromatic semitone; "B flat"

19. (s) flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes)

20. (n) a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house

21. (s) lacking taste or flavor or tang; "a bland diet" "insipid hospital food" "flavorless supermarket tomatoes" "vapid beer" "vapid tea"

22. (s) lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting; "a bland little drama" "a flat joke"

23. (s) having lost effervescence; "flat beer" "a flat cola"

24. (s) not increasing as the amount taxed increases

25. (s) not made with leavening; "most flat breads are made from unleavened dough"

26. (s) parallel to the ground; "a flat roof"

27. (s) without pleats

28. (s) 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"

29. (s) (of a tire) completely or partially deflated

30. (s) not reflecting light; not glossy; "flat wall paint" "a photograph with a matte finish"

31. (s) lacking variety in shading; "a flat unshaded painting"

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