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1 flat

A level tract of land.

Roget 413: melody, rhythm, measure; rhyme etc. (poetry) 597.    pitch, timbre, intonation, tone.    scale, gamut; ... show more

Roget 547: dupe, gull, gudgeon, gobemouche, cull [Slang], cully, victim, pigeon, April fool; jay [Slang], sucker [Slang]; laughingstock etc. 857; ... show more

Roget 599: the drama, the stage, the theater, the play; film the film, movies, motion pictures, cinema, cinematography; theatricals, dramaturgy, histrionic art, buskin, sock, ... show more

Roget 667: rocks, reefs, coral reef, sunken rocks, snags; sands, quicksands; syrt, syrtis; Goodwin sands, sandy foundation; slippery ground; breakers, shoals, ... show more

Roget 701: bungler; blunderer, blunderhead; marplot, fumbler, lubber, duffer, dauber, stick; bad hand, poor hand, poor shot; butterfingers.    no conjurer, ... show more

2 flat

A shallow box in which seedlings are started.

3 flat

A musical notation indicating one half step lower than the note named.

Polish: bemol

4 flat

Freight car without permanent sides or roof.

synonyms: flatbed, flatcar.

Polish: wagon platforma

5 flat

A deflated pneumatic tire.

synonym: flat tire.

Polish: flak, guma, kapeć

6 flat

Scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted canvas; part of a stage setting.

7 flat

A suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house.

synonym: apartment.

Roget 191: receptacle; inclosure etc. 232; recipient, receiver, reservatory.    compartment; cell, cellule; follicle; hole, corner, niche, ... show more

Dutch: appartement, etage, etagewoning, flat, flatje, leefeenheid, wooneenheid
Polish: mieszkanie


1 flat

Having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another:
— A flat desk.
— Skirts sewn with fine flat seams.

synonyms: level, plane.

Roget 849: simple, plain; homely, homespun; ordinary, household.    unaffected; ingenuous, sincere (artless) 703; free from affectation, free from ornament; simplex munditiis [Lat.] ... show more

Roget 172: inert, inactive, passive; torpid etc. 683; sluggish, dull, heavy, flat, slack, tame, slow, ... show more

Roget 213: horizontal, level, even, plane; flat etc. 251; flat as a billiard table, flat as a bowling green; alluvial; calm, calm as a mill pond; smooth, smooth as glass.    ... show more

Roget 823: insensible, unconscious; impassive, impassible; blind to, deaf to, dead to; unsusceptible, insusceptible; unimpressionable, unimpressible; passionless, spiritless, heartless, ... show more

Roget 837: cheerless, joyless, spiritless; uncheerful, uncheery; unlively; unhappy etc. 828; melancholy, dismal, somber, dark, ... show more

Roget 251: flat, plane, even, flush, scutiform, discoid; level etc. (horizontal) 213; flat as a pancake, flat as a fluke, flat as a flounder, ... show more

Polish: płaski

2 flat

Having a relatively broad surface in relation to depth or thickness.

3 flat

Not modified or restricted by reservations:
— A flat refusal.

synonyms: categoric, categorical, unconditional.

Roget 535: asserting etc. v.; declaratory, predicatory, pronunciative, affirmative, soi-disant [Fr.]; positive; certain etc. 474; express, ... show more

4 flat

Stretched out and lying at full length along the ground:
— Found himself lying flat on the floor.

synonym: prostrate.

Roget 207: low, neap, debased; nether, nether most; flat, level with the ground; lying low etc. v.; crouched, subjacent, squat, prostrate ... show more

5 flat

Lacking contrast or shading between tones.

6 flat

of a musical note Lowered in pitch by one chromatic semitone.

7 flat

Flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes).

synonym: compressed.

8 flat

Lacking taste or flavor or tang.

synonyms: bland, flavorless, flavourless, insipid, savorless, savourless, vapid.

Roget 843: dull, dull as ditch water; unentertaining, uninteresting, flat, dry as dust; unfunny, unlively, logy [U.S.]; unimaginative; insulse; dry as dust; prosy, prosing, ... show more

Roget 391: bland, void of taste etc. 390; insipid; tasteless, gustless, savorless; ingustible, mawkish, milk and water, weak, stale, flat, ... show more

Polish: mdły

9 flat

Lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting:
— A flat joke.

synonym: bland.

Polish: bezbarwny, bezlicy, blady, nieciekawy, nijaki, nudny, szary

10 flat

Having lost effervescence.

11 flat

Sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch.

synonyms: monotone, monotonic, monotonous.

Roget 841: wearying etc. v.; wearing; wearisome, tiresome, irksome; uninteresting, stupid, bald, devoid of interest, dry, monotonous, dull, ... show more

12 flat

Horizontally level.

13 flat

Lacking the expected range or depth; not designed to give an illusion or depth:
— A flat two-dimensional painting.

synonyms: 2-dimensional, two-dimensional.

14 flat

Not reflecting light; not glossy:
— Flat wall paint.

synonyms: mat, matt, matte, matted.

15 flat

Commercially inactive.


1 flat

With flat sails.

2 flat

In a forthright manner; candidly or frankly:
— Came out flat for less work and more pay.

synonyms: directly, straight.

Moby thesaurus: 3-D, Pullman, Pullman car, abeyant, absolute, absolutely, absonant, accented, accidental, accommodation, accordant, accumbent, achromatic, achromic, act drop, admitting no exception, alabaster, alike, alkali flat, all-out ... show more.

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