Smooth and even; without marked lumps or indentations
a flat wall
trim the surface of the cake to make it completely flat
(of land) Without hills
thirty-five acres of flat countryside
(of an expanse of water) Calm and without waves
the flat roof of a garage
Having a broad level surface but little height or depth; shallow
a flat rectangular box
a flat cap
(of the foot) Having an arch that is lower than usual
(of shoes) Without heels or with very low heels
(of a woman) Having small breasts
Lacking interest or emotion; dull and lifeless
“I'm sorry,” he said, in a flat voice
her drawings were flat and unimaginative
(of a person) Without energy; dispirited
his sense of intoxication wore off until he felt flat and weary
(of a market, prices, etc.) Showing little activity; sluggish
cash flow was flat at $214 million
flat sales in the drinks industry
(of a sparkling drink) Having lost its effervescence
(of something kept inflated, esp. a tire) Having lost some or all of its air, typically because of a puncture
you've got a flat tire
(of a color) Uniform
the dress was a deadly, flat shade of gray
(of a photographic print or negative) Lacking contrast
(of paint) Without gloss; matte
(of a fee, wage, or price) The same in all cases, not varying with changed conditions or in particular cases
a $30 flat fare
(of a denial, contradiction, or refusal) Completely definite and firm; absolute
his statement was a flat denial that he had misbehaved
(of musical sound) Below true or normal pitch
(of a note) A semitone lower than a specified note
the double basses' opening low E-flat
you never have to change key from B-flat major
(of a key) Having a flat or flats in the signature
Of or relating to flat racing
the Flat season
Lower (a note) by a semitone
“blue” harmony emphasizing the flatted third and seventh
Make flat; flatten
flat the loaves down
The flat part of something
she placed the flat of her hand over her glass
A flat object, in particular
An upright section of painted stage scenery mounted on a frame
A flat tire
A shallow container in which seedlings are grown and sold
A shoe with a very low heel or no heel
A railroad car with a flat floor and no sides or roof; a flatcar
An area of low level ground, esp. near water
the Utah salt flats
A musical note lowered a semitone below natural pitch
The sign (♭) indicating this
In or to a horizontal position
he was lying flat on his back
she had been knocked flat by the blast
Lying in close juxtaposition, esp. against another surface
his black curly hair was blown flat across his skull
So as to become smooth and even
I hammered the metal flat
I'm turning you down flat
she was going to be flat broke in a couple of days
After a phrase expressing a period of time to emphasize how quickly something can be done or has been done
you can prepare a healthy meal in ten minutes flat
Below the true or normal pitch of musical sound
it wasn't a question of singing flat, but of simply singing the wrong notes
a level tract of land; "the salt flats of Utah"
having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another; "a flat desk"; "acres of level farmland"; "a plane surface"; "skirts sewn with fine flat seams"
with flat sails; "sail flat against the wind"
a shallow box in which seedlings are started
directly: 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"
having a relatively broad surface in relation to depth or thickness; "flat computer monitors"
Flat! is a 2010 Bollywood supernatural thriller film written and directed by Hemant Madhukar. It stars Jimmy Shergill and Sanjay Suri in the lead roles.
The flat in American and Canadian football is the area of the field extending ten yards into the defensive backfield from the line of scrimmage and extending from the hashmarks to the out-of-bounds lines (a distance of about 15 yards).
In mathematics, curvature refers to any of a number of loosely related concepts in different areas of geometry. ...
In combinatorics, a branch of mathematics, a matroid or independence structure is a structure that captures the essence of a notion of "independence" that generalizes linear independence in vector spaces.
In music, flat, or Bemolle, means "lower in pitch" and the flat symbol lowers a note by a half step . Intonation may be flat, sharp, or both, successively or simultaneously. ...
A flat is a shot made in tennis that unlike backspin and topspin the ball is hit with a swipe at neutral level. The shot is commonly used for power.
An area of level ground; 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. ...
(flatly) In a definite manner; in a manner showing complete certainty; In a manner that shows no emotion
(Flats) Mail that exceeds the Postal Service’s dimensions for letters (11-1/2 inches long, 6-1/8 inches high, 1/4 inch thick) but does not exceed the maximum dimension for the mail processing category (15 inches long, 12 inches high, 3/4 inch thick); dimensions for automation rate flats vary.
(FLATS) Extended sections of shallow water or wherever there is relatively little variation in depth.
(Flats (Drivers)) The two positions to the right and left of the middle driver on the top line.
(Flats (printed matters)) are printed publications which is published every day, occasionally or in certain periods (newspapers and magazines). ...
(Flats) 1 feet by 1 feet cardboard-like posters. These are usually made for certain artists.
(Flats) A Flat is a women's shoe with a low or no heel.
(Flats) A large shallow tray constructed to hold several cell packs of plants. May also be a large shallow tray for starting seeds in.
(Flats) A preliminary step to coloring contemporary American comics where a layer is done in Adobe Photoshop separating all the areas of the illustrations in a page with flat colors. See Flatter.
(Flats) A residential unit within a building, the size of which is not less than 30 sq. metres.
(Flats) A self contained flat that has been converted out of part of a larger property, is known as a converted flat. A flat which has the freehold of the land on which it is built, is known as a freehold flat. ...
(Flats) Area of 3ft or shallower water. Flats make up most of the backcountry. May be sand, hard rock or grass covered also see Grass Flats