1 having a horizontal surface in which no part is higher or lower than another; "a flat desk"; "acres of level farmland"; "a plane surface" [syn: level, plane]
2 having no depth or thickness
3 not modified or restricted by reservations; "a categorical denial"; "a flat refusal" [syn: categoric, categorical, unconditional]
4 stretched out and lying at full length along the ground; "found himself lying flat on the floor" [syn: prostrate]
5 lacking contrast or shading between tones [ant: contrasty]
7 flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes) [syn: compressed]
8 lacking taste or flavor or tang; "a bland diet"; "insipid hospital food"; "flavorless supermarket tomatoes"; "vapid beer"; "vapid tea" [syn: bland, flavorless, flavourless, insipid, savorless, savourless, vapid]
9 lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting; "a bland little drama"; "a flat joke" [syn: bland]
10 having lost effervescence; "flat beer"; "a flat cola"
11 not increasing as the amount taxed increases [syn: fixed]
12 not made with leavening; "most flat breads are made from unleavened dough" [syn: unraised]
13 parallel to the ground; "a flat roof"
14 without pleats [syn: unpleated]
15 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]
16 (of a tire) completely or partially deflated
17 not reflecting light; not glossy; "flat wall paint"; "a photograph with a matte finish" [syn: mat, matt, matte, matted]
18 lacking variety in shading; "a flat unshaded painting"
1 a level tract of land
2 a shallow box in which seedlings are started
3 a musical notation indicating one half step lower than the note named
5 a deflated pneumatic tire [syn: 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] adv
1 at full length; "he fell flat on his face"
2 with flat sails; "sail flat against the wind"
3 below the proper pitch; "she sang flat last night"
4 against a flat surface; "he lay flat on his back"
5 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, straight] [ant: indirectly]
6 wholly or completely; "He is flat broke" [also: flatting, flatted, flattest, flatter]flattest See flat
- superlative of flat