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Meaning of flat


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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  flat
      adv 1: with flat sails; "sail flat against the wind"
      2: 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" [syn: {directly}, {flat}, {straight}]
         [ant: {indirectly}]
      adj 1: 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" [syn: {flat}, {level}, {plane}]
      2: having a relatively broad surface in relation to depth or
         thickness; "flat computer monitors"
      3: not modified or restricted by reservations; "a categorical
         denial"; "a flat refusal" [syn: {categoric}, {categorical},
         {flat}, {unconditional}]
      4: stretched out and lying at full length along the ground;
         "found himself lying flat on the floor" [syn: {flat},
         {prostrate}]
      5: lacking contrast or shading between tones [ant: {contrasty}]
      6: (of a musical note) lowered in pitch by one chromatic
         semitone; "B flat" [ant: {natural}, {sharp}]
      7: flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain
         leafstalks or flatfishes) [syn: {compressed}, {flat}]
      8: lacking taste or flavor or tang; "a bland diet"; "insipid
         hospital food"; "flavorless supermarket tomatoes"; "vapid
         beer"; "vapid tea" [syn: {bland}, {flat}, {flavorless},
         {flavourless}, {insipid}, {savorless}, {savourless}, {vapid}]
      9: lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting; "a bland
         little drama"; "a flat joke" [syn: {bland}, {flat}]
      10: having lost effervescence; "flat beer"; "a flat cola"
      11: sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch; "the owl's
          faint monotonous hooting" [syn: {flat}, {monotone},
          {monotonic}, {monotonous}]
      12: horizontally level; "a flat roof"
      13: 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" [syn: {two-dimensional},
          {2-dimensional}, {flat}]
      14: not reflecting light; not glossy; "flat wall paint"; "a
          photograph with a matte finish" [syn: {flat}, {mat}, {matt},
          {matte}, {matted}]
      15: commercially inactive; "flat sales for the month"; "prices
          remained flat"; "a flat market"
      n 1: a level tract of land; "the salt flats of Utah"
      2: a shallow box in which seedlings are started
      3: a musical notation indicating one half step lower than the
         note named
      4: freight car without permanent sides or roof [syn: {flatcar},
         {flatbed}, {flat}]
      5: a deflated pneumatic tire [syn: {flat}, {flat tire}]
      6: scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted
         canvas; part of a stage setting
      7: a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house
         [syn: {apartment}, {flat}]


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