Complete Definition of "flat"

English

Pronunciation
AHD|flÄt, IPA|/flæt/, SAMPA|/fl{t/
audio|en-us-flat.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-æt|-æt

Adjective
en-adj|flatter|flattest

  1. Having no variations in altitude.

#:The land around here is flat.

  1. context|of a tire or other inflated object Deflated, especially because of a puncture.
  2. italbrac|music|note Lowered by one semitone.
  3. music Of a note or voice, lower in pitch than it should be.
  4. italbrac|music|voice Without variations in pitch.
  5. Of a carbonated drink, with all or most of its carbon dioxide having come out of solution so that the drink no longer fizzes or contains any bubbles.
  6. Uninteresting.

#:The party was a bit flat.

  1. context|wine Lacking acidity without being sweet.

Synonyms
i-c|having no variations in altitude even, planar, plane, smooth, uniform
i-c|deflated deflated
i-c|without variations in pitch monotone
i-c|uninteresting boring, dull, uninteresting
i-c|of wine: lacking acidity flabby

Antonyms
i-c|having no variations in altitude bumpy, cratered, hilly (of terrain), rough (of a surface), wrinkled (of a surface)
i-c|music: lowered by one semitone sharp
i-c|music: lower in pitch than it should be sharp

Derived terms
flatten
flat-footed
flat rate

Translations
trans-top|having no variations in altitude
Albanian: rrafshtë
Catalan: pla
Croatian: ravan
Danish: flad
Dutch: vlak, plat
Finnish: litteä, lakea
French: plain, plat
German: flach
trans-mid
Hungarian: lapos
Indonesian: datar
Italian: piano
Japanese: å¹³ã㪠(ããããª, tairana)
Polish: pÅaski m, pÅaska f, pÅaskie n, pÅascy plural, pÅaskie plural,f
Portuguese: plano
Romanian: plan
Russian: плоÑкий
Sardinian: pranu
Spanish: llano, plano
Swedish: flat#Swedish|flat, plan#Swedish|plan
Telugu: బలà±à°²à°ªà°°à±à°ªà± (ballaparupu)
trans-bottom

trans-top|of a tire: deflated
Danish: fladt
Dutch: lek, lekke, plat, platte
Finnish: tyhjä, puhjennut
trans-mid
Italian: sgonfio
Japanese: ãã³ã¯ãã|ãã³ã¯ãã (pankushita)
trans-bottom

trans-top|without variations in pitch
Finnish: lattea, monotoninen
trans-mid
Italian: monotòno
Swedish: monoton
trans-bottom

trans-top|lowered by one semitone
Finnish: alennettu
trans-mid
Italian: bemolle
Russian: Ð±ÐµÐ¼Ð¾Ð»Ñ (bemólâ) m
Swedish: sänkt
trans-bottom

trans-top|lower in pitch than it should be
Finnish: alavireinen
trans-mid
Swedish: falsk
trans-bottom

trans-top|with its carbon dioxide having come out of solution
Danish: flad
Finnish: väljähtynyt
trans-mid
Italian: sgasata
Swedish: avslagen
trans-bottom

trans-top|uninteresting
Finnish: tylsä, lattea
trans-mid
Italian: piatto
Swedish: avslagen
trans-bottom

Translations to be checked
checktrans
ttbc|German: (2) platt
ttbc|Indonesian: (1): rata

Adverb
flat

  1. So as to be flat.

#:Spread the tablecloth flat over the table.

  1. Bluntly.

#:I asked him if he wanted to marry me and he turned me down flat.

  1. italbrac|with units of time, distance, etc Not exceeding.

#:He can run a mile in four minutes flat.

  1. Completely.

#:I am flat broke this month.

Synonyms
i-c|so as to be flat
i-c|bluntly bluntly, curtly
i-c|not exceeding
i-c|completely absolutely, completely, utterly

Translations
trans-top|so as to be flat
Finnish: tasaisesti
trans-mid
Swedish: platt, jämnt
trans-bottom

trans-top|bluntly
Finnish: tylysti
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|with units of time, distance, etc: not exceeding
Danish: jævnt
Finnish: tasan, täsmälleen
French: pile
trans-mid
Swedish: jämnt, blankt
trans-bottom

trans-top|completely
Danish: helt
Finnish: täysin, kokonaan
trans-mid
Swedish: helt, helt och hållet, totalt
trans-bottom

Translations to be checked
checktrans
ttbc|German: (1): flach; (4): völlig, vollkommen
ttbc|Polish: (1): pÅasko

Derived terms
flatly
flatness
flat out
flatten
that's flat

Noun
en-noun

  1. music A note played a semitone lower than a natural, denoted by the symbol â­ sign placed after the letter representing the note (e.g., Bâ­) or in front of the note symbol (e.g. â­âª)
  2. British An apartment.
  3. colloquial A flat tyre/tire.
  4. in plural A type of ladies' shoes with very low heels.

#:She liked to walk in her flats more than in her high heels.

  1. context|painting A thin, broad brush used in oil and watercolor/watercolour painting.
  2. An area of level ground

Synonyms
i-c|apartment apartment

Antonyms
i-c|note sharp
i-c|shoes high heels

Derived terms
flatlet

Translations
trans-top|music: note played a semitone lower than a natural
Catalan: bemoll
Dutch: bemol m
Finnish: alennettu
French: bémol m
trans-mid
Italian: bemolle
Polish: bemol m
trans-bottom

apartment
See apartment

trans-top|flat tyre/tire
Catalan: punxada, avaria
Dutch: lekke band m, platte band m
Finnish: puhjennut rengas, tyhjä rengas
trans-mid
Italian: not used as a noun in this context
Russian: пÑокол m
Swedish: punktering, punka (colloquial)
trans-bottom

trans-top|plural: ladies' shoes
Danish: flade
trans-mid
Italian: scarpe senza tacco
Swedish: lågklackat, lågklackade skor
trans-bottom

trans-top|brush
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Translations to be checked
checktrans
The translations for "apartment" should be moved to apartment.
ttbc|Neapolitan: (2): quartìno m
ttbc|Polish: (2): mieszkanie n

Category:1000 English basic words


Dutch

Noun
nl-noun|g=m|flats

  1. flat, apartment

Swedish

Adjective
flat

  1. flat#Adjective|flat (having no variations in altitude)

#:Solen reflekterades i spegelns flata yta.
#::The sun was reflected in the flat surface of the mirror.

  1. spineless, being a doormat, abstaining from defending one's convictions

#:Han var alldeles för flat mot chefen, och fick inte heller någon löneökning.
#::He let the manager walk all over him and did not get a raise.

Synonyms
;flat
platt
;spineless
eftergiven
mjäkig

ar:flat
el:flat
fa:flat
fr:flat
io:flat
id:flat
it:flat
kk:flat
hu:flat
ml:flat
nl:flat
no:flat
pl:flat
pt:flat
ru:flat
simple:flat
fi:flat
sv:flat
ta:flat
te:flat
vi:flat
tr:flat
uk:flat
zh:flat

Revision and Credits for"flat"
Dictionary content provided from Wiktionary.org under the
GNU Free Documentation License
 
 

 Find:
  Words Starting With:
  Words Ending With:
  Words Containing:
  Words That Match:

 
 Translate Into:
  
Dutch   French   German
  
Italian   Spanish
    Show results per page.

Browse the Dictionary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

   
Allwords Copyright 1998-2022 All rights reserved.