Roget category 2132. Words relating to space
› 2.2. Dimensions
›› 2.2.2. Linear dimensions
dead flat —
recumbency, lying down etc. v. — reclination†, decumbence† — decumbency†, discumbency† — proneness etc. adj. — accubation†, supination†, resupination†, prostration — azimuth.
plain, floor, platform, bowling green — cricket ground — croquet ground, croquet lawn — billiard table — terrace, estrade†, esplanade, parterre.
[flat land area] table land, plateau, ledge — butte — mesa (plain) 344.
[instrument to measure horizontality] level, spirit level.
lie prostrate —
render horizontal etc. adj. — lay down, lay out — level, flatten — prostrate, knock down, floor, fell.
flat as a billiard table,
flat as a bowling green —
calm as a mill pond —
smooth as glass.
recumbent, decumbent, procumbent, accumbent† — lying etc. v. — prone, supine, couchant, jacent†, prostrate, recubant†.
on one's back,
on all fours,
on its beam ends.
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Bold numbers signify related Roget categories. A dagger symbol (†) indicates archaic words and expressions no longer in common use.
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