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flat 1

 (flăt)
adj. flat·ter, flat·test
1.
a. Having a smooth, even surface: a flat field. See Synonyms at level.
b. Having a relatively broad level surface in relation to thickness or depth: a flat box.
2.
a. Being in horizontal position; lying down: flat on his back.
b. Being without slope or curvature: a flat line on a chart.
c. Having a low heel or no heel: flat shoes.
3. Free of qualification; absolute: a flat refusal.
4. Fixed; unvarying: a flat rate.
5. Lacking interest or excitement; dull: a flat scenario.
6.
a. Lacking in flavor: a flat stew that needs salt.
b. Having lost effervescence or sparkle: flat beer.
7.
a. Deflated. Used of a tire.
b. Electrically discharged. Used of a storage battery.
8. Of or relating to a horizontal line that displays no ups or downs and signifies the absence of physiological activity: A flat electroencephalogram indicates a loss of brain function.
9. Of or relating to a hierarchy with relatively few tiers or levels: a flat organization chart.
10. Commercially inactive; sluggish: flat sales for the month.
11. Unmodulated; monotonous: a flat voice.
12. Lacking variety in tint or shading; uniform: "The sky was bright but flat, the color of oyster shells" (Anne Tyler).
13. Not glossy; matte: flat paint.
14. Music
a. Being below the correct pitch.
b. Being one half step lower than the corresponding natural key: the key of B flat.
15. Designating the vowel a as pronounced in bad or cat.
16. Nautical Taut. Used of a sail.
adv.
1.
a. Level with the ground; horizontally.
b. On or up against a flat surface; at full length.
2. So as to be flat.
3.
a. Directly; completely: went flat against the rules; flat broke.
b. Exactly; precisely: arrived in six minutes flat.
4. Music Below the intended pitch.
5. Business Without interest charge.
n.
1. A flat surface or part.
2. often flats A stretch of level ground: salt flats.
3. A shallow frame or box for seeds or seedlings.
4. A movable section of stage scenery, usually consisting of a wooden frame and a decorated panel of wood or cloth.
5. A flatcar.
6. A deflated tire.
7. A shoe with a flat heel.
8. A large flat piece of mail.
9. A horse that competes in a flat race. Also called runner.
10. Music
a. A sign (♭) used to indicate that a note is to be lowered by a semitone.
b. A note that is lowered a semitone.
11. Football The area of the field to either side of an offensive formation.
v. flat·ted, flat·ting, flats
v.tr.
1. To make flat; flatten.
2. Music To lower (a note) a semitone.
v.intr. Music
To sing or play below the proper pitch.

[Middle English, from Old Norse flatr; see plat- in Indo-European roots.]

flat′ly adv.
flat′ness n.

flat 2

 (flăt)
n.
1. An apartment on one floor of a building.
2. Archaic A story in a house.

[Alteration of Scots flet, inner part of a house, from Middle English, from Old English, floor, dwelling; see plat- in Indo-European roots.]

flat

(flæt)
adj, flatter or flattest
1. horizontal; level: flat ground; a flat roof.
2. even or smooth, without projections or depressions: a flat surface.
3. lying stretched out at full length; prostrate: he lay flat on the ground.
4. having little depth or thickness; shallow: a flat dish.
5. (often foll by: against) having a surface or side in complete contact with another surface: flat against the wall.
6. spread out, unrolled, or levelled
7. (of a tyre) deflated, either partially or completely
8. (of shoes) having an unraised or only slightly raised heel
9. (Athletics (Track & Field)) chiefly
a. (of races, racetracks, or racecourses) not having obstacles to be jumped
b. of, relating to, or connected with flat racing as opposed to steeplechasing and hurdling: flat jockeys earn more.
10. without qualification; total: a flat denial.
11. without possibility of change; fixed: a flat rate.
12. (prenominal or immediately postpositive) neither more nor less; exact: he did the journey in thirty minutes flat; a flat thirty minutes.
13. unexciting or lacking point or interest: a flat joke.
14. without variation or resonance; monotonous: a flat voice.
15. (of food) stale or tasteless
16. (of beer, sparkling wines, etc) having lost effervescence, as by exposure to air
17. (Commerce) (of trade, business, a market, etc) commercially inactive; sluggish
18. (of a battery) fully discharged; dead
19. (Art Terms) (of a print, photograph, or painting) lacking contrast or shading between tones
20. (of paint) without gloss or lustre; matt
21. (Art Terms) (of a painting) lacking perspective
22. (of lighting) diffuse
23. (Music, other) music
a. (immediately postpositive) denoting a note of a given letter name (or the sound it represents) that has been lowered in pitch by one chromatic semitone: B flat.
b. (of an instrument, voice, etc) out of tune by being too low in pitch. Compare sharp12
24. (Phonetics & Phonology) phonetics another word for lenis
25. (Phonetics & Phonology) flat a phonetics the vowel sound of a as in the usual US or S Brit pronunciation of hand, cat, usually represented by the symbol (æ)
adv
26. in or into a prostrate, level, or flat state or position: he held his hand out flat.
27. completely or utterly; absolutely: he went flat against the rules.
28. exactly; precisely: in three minutes flat.
29. (Music, other) music
a. lower than a standard pitch
b. too low in pitch: she sings flat. Compare sharp18
30. fall flat to fail to achieve a desired effect, etc
31. flat out informal
a. with the maximum speed or effort
b. totally exhausted
n
32. a flat object, surface, or part
33. (Physical Geography) (often plural) a low-lying tract of land, esp a marsh or swamp
34. (Physical Geography) (often plural) a mud bank exposed at low tide
35. (Music, other) music
a. an accidental that lowers the pitch of the following note by one chromatic semitone. Usual symbol:
b. a note affected by this accidental. Compare sharp19
36. (Theatre) theatre a rectangular wooden frame covered with painted canvas, etc, used to form part of a stage setting
37. a punctured car tyre
38. (Horse Racing) the flat chiefly ((often cap.))
a. flat racing, esp as opposed to steeplechasing and hurdling
b. the season of flat racing
39. (Nautical Terms) nautical a flatboat or lighter
40. (Horticulture) US and Canadian a shallow box or container, used for holding plants, growing seedlings, etc
vb, flats, flatting or flatted
41. to make or become flat
42. (Music, other) music the usual US word for flatten3
[C14: from Old Norse flatr; related to Old High German flaz flat, Greek platus flat, broad]
ˈflatly adv
ˈflatness n

flat

(flæt)
n
1. (Building) a set of rooms comprising a residence entirely on one floor of a building. Usual US and Canadian name: apartment
2. Brit and NZ a portion of a house used as separate living quarters
3. NZ a house shared with people who are not members of one's own family
vb (intr) , flats, flatting or flatted
Austral and NZ to live in a flat (with someone)
[Old English flett floor, hall, house; related to flat1]

flat1

(flæt)

adj. flat•ter, flat•test, adj.
1. horizontally level.
2. level, even, or without unevenness of surface, as land or tabletops.
3. having a surface that is without marked projections or depressions.
4. lying horizontally and at full length.
5. lying wholly on or against something.
6. thrown down, laid low, or level with the ground, as fallen trees or buildings.
7. having a generally level shape or appearance; not deep or thick.
8. (of the heel of a shoe) low and broad.
9. spread out, as an unrolled map or the open hand.
10. deflated; collapsed: a flat tire.
11. absolute, downright: a flat denial.
12. not subject to modification or variation; fixed: a flat rate with no additional charges.
13. lacking vitality or animation; lifeless; dull.
14. having lost its flavor, sharpness, or life, as wine or food; stale.
15. (of a beverage) having lost its effervescence.
16. lacking flavor or piquancy: flat cooking.
17. pointless, as a remark or joke.
18. commercially inactive.
19. (of a painting) not having the illusion of volume or depth.
20. (of a photograph or painting) lacking contrast or gradations of tone or color.
21. (of paint) without gloss; not shiny; matte.
22. not clear, sharp, or ringing, as sound or a voice.
23. lacking resonance and variation in pitch; monotonous.
24.
a. (of a tone) lowered a half step in pitch: B flat.
b. below an intended pitch, as a note; too low (opposed to sharp).
25. flat a, the a-sound (a) of glad, bat, or act.
n.
26. something flat.
27. a shoe, esp. a woman's shoe, with a flat heel or no heel.
28. a flat surface, side, or part of anything.
29. flat or level ground; a flat area: salt flats.
30. a marsh, shoal, or shallow.
31.
a. (in musical notation) the symbol ♭, which when attached to a note or to a staff degree lowers its significance one chromatic half step.
b. a tone one chromatic half step below another.
32. a piece of stage scenery consisting of a wooden frame, usu. rectangular, covered with lightweight board or fabric.
33. a deflated automobile tire.
34. an iron or steel bar of rectangular cross section.
35. a shallow open box used for growing young plants or a closable one for shipping fruits and vegetables.
36. the area of a football field immediately inside of or outside of an offensive end, close behind or at the line of scrimmage.
v.t.
37. to make flat.
38. to lower (a pitch), esp. one half step.
v.i.
39. to become flat.
adv.
40. in a flat position; horizontally; levelly.
41. in a flat manner; positively; absolutely.
42. completely; utterly: flat broke.
43. exactly; precisely: in two minutes flat.
44. below the true pitch: to sing flat.
Idioms:
1. fall flat, to fail completely and noticeably.
2. flat out, Informal.
a. without hesitation; directly or openly.
b. at full speed or with maximum effort.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Old Norse flatr, akin to Old English flet (see flat2), Greek platýs (see platy-, plate)]
flat′ly, adv.
flat′ness, n.

flat2

(flæt)

n.
a residential apartment.
[1795–1805; variant of obsolete flet, Old English: floor, house, hall; akin to flat1]

flat

In photography, lacking in contrast.

flat

apartment
1. 'flat'

In British English, a flat is a set of rooms for living in, usually on one floor of a large building.

She lived in a tiny furnished flat near Sloane Square.
2. 'apartment'

In American English, a set of rooms like this is usually called an apartment.

It is a six-story building with 20 luxury two- and three-bedroom apartments.
3. 'block of flats'

In British English, a large building containing flats is usually called a block of flats.

The building was pulled down to make way for a block of flats.
4. 'apartment block' and 'apartment building'

In American English, and sometimes in British English, it is called an apartment building or an apartment block.

He lives on the ninth story of an apartment block on Charlesgate East.
Several apartment buildings were destroyed in the fire.

flat

flatly

Flat is usually a noun or an adjective, but it is sometimes an adverb.

1. 'flat' used as a noun

In British English, a flat is a set of rooms for living in, usually on one floor of a large building.

...a ground floor flat.
See flat - apartment
2. 'flat' used as an adjective or adverb

Something that is flat is not sloping, curved, or pointed.

Every flat surface in our house is covered with junk.
Use a saucepan with a flat base.

If something lies or rests flat against a surface, all of it is touching the surface.

He was lying flat on his back.
She let the blade of her oar rest flat upon the water.

A flat refusal, denial, or rejection is definite and firm, and not likely to be changed.

He has issued a flat denial of these allegations.
3. 'flatly'

The adverb corresponding to this meaning of flat is flatly, not 'flat'.

She has flatly refused to go.
The Norwegians and Danes flatly rejected the evidence.

Flatly goes in front of refuse and deny, but you put it after say and state.

He flatly refused to accept it.
Many scientists flatly denied the possibility.
I could use some money, Sarah told him flatly.

flat


Past participle: flatted
Gerund: flatting

Imperative
flat
flat
Present
I flat
you flat
he/she/it flats
we flat
you flat
they flat
Preterite
I flatted
you flatted
he/she/it flatted
we flatted
you flatted
they flatted
Present Continuous
I am flatting
you are flatting
he/she/it is flatting
we are flatting
you are flatting
they are flatting
Present Perfect
I have flatted
you have flatted
he/she/it has flatted
we have flatted
you have flatted
they have flatted
Past Continuous
I was flatting
you were flatting
he/she/it was flatting
we were flatting
you were flatting
they were flatting
Past Perfect
I had flatted
you had flatted
he/she/it had flatted
we had flatted
you had flatted
they had flatted
Future
I will flat
you will flat
he/she/it will flat
we will flat
you will flat
they will flat
Future Perfect
I will have flatted
you will have flatted
he/she/it will have flatted
we will have flatted
you will have flatted
they will have flatted
Future Continuous
I will be flatting
you will be flatting
he/she/it will be flatting
we will be flatting
you will be flatting
they will be flatting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been flatting
you have been flatting
he/she/it has been flatting
we have been flatting
you have been flatting
they have been flatting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been flatting
you will have been flatting
he/she/it will have been flatting
we will have been flatting
you will have been flatting
they will have been flatting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been flatting
you had been flatting
he/she/it had been flatting
we had been flatting
you had been flatting
they had been flatting
Conditional
I would flat
you would flat
he/she/it would flat
we would flat
you would flat
they would flat
Past Conditional
I would have flatted
you would have flatted
he/she/it would have flatted
we would have flatted
you would have flatted
they would have flatted

flat

1. apartment
2. A scenic unit of canvas stretched on a frame.
3. A single-story unit of habitation in a multi-story building.

Flat

A box about a foot wide, two feet long, and two inches deep filled with soil. Garden seeds were planted in it, and later the young plants were transplanted to the garden or a Cold frame. By the end of the twentieth century, a flat usually meant a shallow, flat box holding many small individual containers of plants.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flat - a level tract of landflat - a level tract of land; "the salt flats of Utah"
alluvial flat, alluvial plain - a flat resulting from repeated deposits of alluvial material by running water
champaign, plain, field - extensive tract of level open land; "they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain"; "he longed for the fields of his youth"
salt flat, salt plain - a flat expanse of salt left by the evaporation of a body of salt water
2.flat - a shallow box in which seedlings are started
box - a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid; "he rummaged through a box of spare parts"
3.flat - a musical notation indicating one half step lower than the note named
musical notation - (music) notation used by musicians
double flat - a musical notation of two flats in front of a note indicating that it is to be lowered by two semitones
4.flat - freight car without permanent sides or roofflat - freight car without permanent sides or roof
freight car - a railway car that carries freight
5.flat - a deflated pneumatic tireflat - a deflated pneumatic tire    
pneumatic tire, pneumatic tyre - a tire made of reinforced rubber and filled with compressed air; used on motor vehicles and bicycles etc
6.flat - scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted canvas; part of a stage setting
coulisse, wing flat - a flat situated in the wings
mise en scene, stage setting, setting - arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted
scenery, scene - the painted structures of a stage set that are intended to suggest a particular locale; "they worked all night painting the scenery"
tormenter, tormentor, teaser - a flat at each side of the stage to prevent the audience from seeing into the wings
7.flat - a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment houseflat - a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house
apartment building, apartment house - a building that is divided into apartments
bedsit, bedsitter, bedsitting room - a furnished sitting room with sleeping accommodations (and some plumbing)
cold-water flat - an apartment without modern conveniences
duplex apartment, duplex - an apartment having rooms on two floors that are connected by a staircase
efficiency apartment - a furnished apartment with a kitchenette and bathroom
flatlet - a tiny flat
housing, living accommodations, lodging - structures collectively in which people are housed
kitchenette - small kitchen
maisonette, maisonnette - a self-contained apartment (usually on two floors) in a larger house and with its own entrance from the outside
penthouse - an apartment located on the top floors of a building
railroad flat - an apartment whose rooms are all in a line with doors between them
studio apartment, studio - an apartment with a living space and a bathroom and a small kitchen
rooms, suite - apartment consisting of a series of connected rooms used as a living unit (as in a hotel)
walk-up, walk-up apartment - an apartment in a building without an elevator
Adj.1.flat - 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"
even - being level or straight or regular and without variation as e.g. in shape or texture; or being in the same plane or at the same height as something else (i.e. even with); "an even application of varnish"; "an even floor"; "the road was not very even"; "the picture is even with the window"
2.flat - having a relatively broad surface in relation to depth or thickness; "flat computer monitors"
planar, two-dimensional - involving two dimensions
3.flat - not modified or restricted by reservationsflat - not modified or restricted by reservations; "a categorical denial"; "a flat refusal"
unqualified - not limited or restricted; "an unqualified denial"
4.flat - stretched out and lying at full length along the ground; "found himself lying flat on the floor"
unerect - not upright in position or posture
5.flat - lacking contrast or shading between tones
photography, picture taking - the act of taking and printing photographs
contrasty - having sharp differences between black and white
6.flat - (of a musical note) lowered in pitch by one chromatic semitone; "B flat"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
natural - (of a musical note) being neither raised nor lowered by one chromatic semitone; "a natural scale"; "B natural"
sharp - (of a musical note) raised in pitch by one chromatic semitone; "C sharp"
7.flat - flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes)
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
thin - of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section; "thin wire"; "a thin chiffon blouse"; "a thin book"; "a thin layer of paint"
8.flat - lacking taste or flavor or tangflat - lacking taste or flavor or tang; "a bland diet"; "insipid hospital food"; "flavorless supermarket tomatoes"; "vapid beer"; "vapid tea"
tasteless - lacking flavor
9.flat - lacking stimulating characteristicsflat - lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting; "a bland little drama"; "a flat joke"
unexciting, unstimulating - not stimulating
10.flat - having lost effervescence; "flat beer"; "a flat cola"
noneffervescent - not effervescent
11.flat - sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch; "the owl's faint monotonous hooting"
unmodulated - characterized by lack of variation in pitch, tone, or volume; "he lectured in an unmodulated voice edged with hysteria"
12.flat - horizontally level; "a flat roof"
horizontal - parallel to or in the plane of the horizon or a base line; "a horizontal surface"
13.flat - lacking the expected range or depthflat - 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"
multidimensional - having or involving or marked by several dimensions or aspects; "multidimensional problems"; "a multidimensional proposition"; "a multidimensional personality"
14.flat - not reflecting lightflat - not reflecting light; not glossy; "flat wall paint"; "a photograph with a matte finish"
dull - emitting or reflecting very little light; "a dull glow"; "dull silver badly in need of a polish"; "a dull sky"
15.flat - commercially inactive; "flat sales for the month"; "prices remained flat"; "a flat market"
inactive - (pathology) not progressing or increasing; or progressing slowly
Adv.1.flat - with flat sails; "sail flat against the wind"
2.flat - 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"

flat

1
adjective
1. even, level, levelled, plane, smooth, uniform, horizontal, unbroken, planar Sit the cup on a flat surface while measuring.
even broken, rolling, rough, up and down, sloping, rugged, irregular, uneven, slanting, hilly
2. horizontal, prone, outstretched, reclining, prostrate, laid low, supine, recumbent, lying full length Two men near him threw themselves flat.
horizontal straight, upright, vertical, on end, perpendicular
3. shallow, not deep a square flat box
4. low, low-heeled, with low heels, without heels I usually wear flat shoes or boots.
5. punctured, collapsed, burst, blown out, deflated, empty It was impossible to ride with a flat tyre.
6. used up, finished, empty, drained, expired The battery was flat.
7. still, no longer fizzy My hand gripped the glass of flat lemonade.
9. set, agreed, settled, fixed, arranged, specified, definite, decided You will be charged a flat fee for the connection.
10. sluggish, slow, stagnant, inactive car sales stayed flat
12. without energy, empty, weak, tired, depressed, drained, weary, worn out, dispirited, downhearted, tired out I've been feeling flat at times.
13. monotonous, boring, uniform, dull, tedious, droning, tiresome, unchanging, colourless, toneless, samey (informal), uninflected, unvaried Her voice was flat, with no hope in it.
noun
1. (often plural) plain, strand, shallow, marsh, swamp, shoal, lowland, mud flat salt marshes and mud flats
adverb
1. horizontal, outstretched, lying full length Lie down flat on your back.
flat out (Informal) at full speed, all out, to the full, hell for leather (informal), as hard as possible, at full tilt, at full gallop, posthaste, for all you are worth, under full steam Everyone is working flat out.

flat

2
noun apartment, rooms, quarters, digs, suite, penthouse, living quarters She lives with her husband in a flat.

flat

adjective
2. Lacking an appetizing flavor:
3. Having lost tang or effervescence:
5. Lacking gloss and luster:
6. Lacking vividness in color:
7. Having no irregularities, roughness, or indentations:
8. In a definite and final form; not likely to change:
adverb
2. In a direct, positive manner:
Informal: flat out.
verb
To make even, smooth, or level:
Translations
أرض مُنْبَسِطَه، ساحِلراحَة اليَدشَقَّةشَقَّه سَكنيَّهصَريح، تام، مؤكَّد
bytplochýprázdnýpředznamenání bérozhodný
fladlejlighedligemarskmed b for
tühi
litteämonotoninenpuhjennuttasaisestitasan
ravanstan
laposlehangolódottbelnyúlva
datar
afdráttarlausbé, lækkunarmerkiflatlendi, sléttlendiflattflatur
フラット平らな
아파트식 주거지편평한
bemolisišlygintiišsilygintiišsitiesęsišsivadėjęs
bemola-bemolsdetonētsdzīvoklisgarlaicīgs
plan
natiahnutoplochýsfúknutýznamienko béznížený
prazenravenstanovanje
plattsänktavslagenfalskflat
แฟลตราบ
düzdüz alandüz tarafdüzlükgazı kaçmış
căn hộphẳng

flat

1 [flæt]
A. ADJ (flatter (compar) (flattest (superl)))
1. (= level) [surface, roof] → plano; [countryside] → llano
he was lying flat on the floorestaba tumbado en el suelo
he laid his hands flat on the tablepuso las manos extendidas sobre la mesa
keep your feet flat on the floormantén los pies bien pegados al suelo
the sea was calm and flatel mar estaba en calma y no había olas
lie flat on your backtúmbate de espaldas en el suelo
he was flat on his back for a month after the accidenttuvo que guardar cama durante un mes después del accidente
to fall flat on one's face (lit) → caer(se) de bruces
the government's campaign fell flat on its facela campaña del gobierno resultó un fracaso
flat as a pancakeliso como la palma de la mano
see also spin
2. (= smooth, even) [road, surface] → liso, llano
to smooth sth flat [+ paper etc] → alisar algo
3. (= shallow) [dish] → llano; [box] → plano
4. [foot, shoe] → plano; [nose] → chato
to have flat feettener los pies planos
5. (= deflated) [tyre, ball] → pinchado, desinflado
we got a flat tyrese nos pinchó una rueda, se nos ponchó una llanta (Mex)
I had a flat tyretenía una rueda pinchada or desinflada, tenía un pinchazo, tenía una ponchada (Mex)
6. (= dull, lifeless) [voice, colour] → apagado; [taste, style] → soso; [light] → sin contraste; [drink] → sin burbujas or gas; [battery] → descargado
the atmosphere at the party was a bit flatel ambiente de la fiesta estaba un poco apagado
I've got a flat batteryse me ha descargado la batería
I'm feeling rather flatestoy un poco deprimido
she meant it as a joke, but it fell flatlo dijo de broma, pero nadie le vio la gracia
the champagne has gone flatal champán se le ha ido la fuerza or se le han ido las burbujas
7. (= inactive) [trade, business] → flojo
sales have been flat this summerlas ventas han estado flojas este verano, no ha habido mucho movimiento de ventas este verano
8. (= outright) [refusal, denial] → rotundo, terminante
his suggestion met with a flat refusalsu sugerencia recibió una negativa rotunda or terminante
he says he's not going and that's flatdice que no va y sanseacabó
9. (Mus)
9.1. [voice, instrument] → desafinado
she/her singing was flatdesafinaba cantando
9.2. (of key) → bemol
E flat majormi bemol mayor
10. (= fixed) [rate, fee, charge] → fijo
11. (Horse racing)
flat jockeyjinete mf de carreras sin obstáculos
the flat seasonla temporada de carreras de caballos sin obstáculos
12. (= not shiny) (of painted surface) → mate, sin brillo
B. ADV
1. (= absolutely)
to be flat brokeestar pelado, estar sin un duro (Sp) , estar sin un peso (LAm)
2. (= outright) [refuse] → rotundamente, terminantemente
I told her flat that she couldn't have itle dije terminantemente que no se lo podía quedar
to turn sth down flatrechazar algo rotundamente or de plano
3. (= exactly) he did it in ten minutes flatlo hizo en diez minutos justos or exactos
4. (esp Brit) flat out: flat out, the car can do 140mphcuando pones el coche a toda máquina, llega a las 140 millas por hora
to go flat outir a toda máquina
to go flat out for sthintentar conseguir algo por todos los medios
she went flat out for the titleintentó por todos los medios conseguir el título
to work flat out (to do sth)trabajar a toda máquina (para hacer algo)
5. (Mus) to play/sing flattocar/cantar demasiado bajo, desafinar
C. N
1. [of hand] → palma f; [of sword] → cara f de la hoja
2. (Mus) → bemol m
3. (Aut) → pinchazo m, ponchada f (Mex)
we got a flatse nos pinchó una rueda, se nos ponchó una llanta (Mex)
I had a flattenía una rueda pinchada or desinflada, tenía un pinchazo, tenía una ponchada (Mex)
4. flats (Geog) (= marshland) → marismas fpl; (= sand) → bancos mpl de arena
mud flatsmarismas fpl
salt flatssalinas fpl
5. (Theat) → bastidor m
6. (Horse racing) the flatlas carreras de caballos sin obstáculos
D. CPD flat cap N gorra de lana con visera
flat pack N it comes in a flat packviene en una caja plana para el automontaje
flat racing Ncarreras fpl de caballos sin obstáculos
flat screen N (TV, Comput) → pantalla f plana

flat

2 [flæt] N (Brit) → apartamento m, piso m (Sp), departamento m (LAm)

flat

[ˈflæt]
adj
(= level) → plat(e)
a flat roof → un toit plat
to smooth sth flat → aplatir qch
to be as flat as a pancake → être complètement à plat
[shoes, heels] → plat(e)
flat shoes → des chaussures plates
[tyre] → à plat
I've got a flat tyre → J'ai un pneu à plat.
[battery] → à plat
[beer, champagne] → éventé(e)
to go flat → s'éventer
(= expressionless) [voice] → monotone
[denial] → catégorique
(= fixed-rate) [fee] → fixe
(MUSIC) (semitone lower)bémol inv
B flat n (= key) → si m bémol; modif [sonata, trio] → en si bémol
(MUSIC) (= out of tune) [note] → bémolisé(e); [voice, singing] → trop grave
n
(British) (= apartment) → appartement m
She lives in a flat → Elle habite un appartement.
(also flat tyre) → crevaison f, pneu m crevé
(= level ground) on the flat → sur le plat
the flat of one's hand → le plat de la main
adv
[lie] → à plat
(= out of tune) [sing, play] → faux(fausse)
in 10 minutes flat → en 10 minutes pile
flat broke (= totally penniless) → fauché(e) comme les blés
to fall flat [joke, attempt] → tomber à plat
to work flat out (British) (= as hard as possible) → travailler d'arrache-pied

flat

:
flat-bed lorry
nTieflader m
flat bench
n (in fitness centre) → Flachbank f
flatboat
nPrahm m, → Flachboot nt
flat-bottomed
adj boat, bowlflach
flat-chested
adjflachbrüstig
flat dweller
n (Brit) → Wohnungsbewohner(in) m(f)
flat feet
plPlattfüße pl
flatfish
nPlattfisch m
flatfoot
n (inf: = policeman) → Polyp m (inf)
flat-footed
adjplattfüßig
flat-hunting
n (Brit) → Wohnungssuche f; to go/be flatauf Wohnungssuche gehen/sein
flatiron
n (old)Plätteisen nt
flatlet
n (Brit) → kleine Wohnung

flat

:
flat pack
n (Brit: = furniture) → flaches Paket; it arrives as a flates kommt flach verpackt an
flat-pack
adj flat furnitureMöbel plzur Selbstmontage
flat paint
flat race
nFlachrennen nt
flat racing
nFlachrennen nt
flat-rate
adjpauschal; flat internet accessFlatrate f
flat screen (Comput)
adj flat-screen monitorFlachbildschirm m
flat season
nFlachrennsaison f

flat

:
flatware
n (US: = cutlery) → Besteck nt; (= plates etc)Geschirr nt
flatwork
n (US) → Mangelwäsche f
flatworm
nPlattwurm m

flat

1
adj (+er)
flach; tyre, nose, feetplatt; surfaceeben; he stood flat against the waller stand platt gegen die Wand gedrückt; as flat as a pancake (inf, tyre) → total platt; (countryside) → total flach; flat roofFlachdach nt; to fall flat on one’s faceauf die Nase fallen; to lie flatflach or platt liegen
(fig)fade; painting, photoflach, kontrastarm; colourmatt, stumpf, glanzlos; joke, remarkabgedroschen, öde, müde; trade, marketlau, lahm, lustlos; batteryleer; (= stale) beer, wineschal, abgestanden; in a flat voicemit ausdrucksloser Stimme; she felt a bit flatsie fühlte sich ein bisschen daneben (inf), → sie hatte zu nichts Lust; to fall flat (joke)nicht ankommen; (play etc)durchfallen
refusal, denialglatt, deutlich; and that’s flatund damit basta
(Mus: = out of tune) instrumentzu tief (gestimmt); voicezu tief
(Comm) → Pauschal-; flat ratePauschale f; (Internet) → Flatrate f; to charge a flat rate of interesteinen pauschalen Zinssatz berechnen; to get a flat rate of paypauschal bezahlt werden; flat fareEinheitstarif m
adv
turn down, refuserundweg, kategorisch; he told me flat (out) that …er sagte mir klipp und klar, dass …
(Mus) to sing/play flatzu tief singen/spielen
in ten seconds flatin sage und schreibe (nur) zehn Sekunden
flat broke (inf)total pleite (inf)
flat out (inf: = exhausted) → total erledigt (inf); (= asleep, drunk)hinüber (inf); to go flat outvoll aufdrehen (inf); (in car also) → Spitze fahren (inf); to work or go flat outauf Hochtouren arbeiten; to be lying flat outplatt am Boden liegen
n
(of hand)Fläche f; (of blade)flache Seite
(Geog) → Ebene f; on the flat (= on the plain)in der Ebene; (= on a flat surface)auf ebener Fläche
(Mus) → Erniedrigungszeichen nt, → b nt
(Aut) → Platte(r) m (inf), → (Reifen)panne f
(Theat) → Kulisse f
(Sport) the flatdas Flachrennen; (= season)die Flachrennsaison

flat

2
n (esp Brit) → Wohnung f

flat

1 [flæt]
1. adj (-ter (comp) (-test (superl)))
a. (gen) → piatto/a; (smooth) → liscio/a, piano/a; (tyre) → sgonfio/a, a terra
as flat as a pancake (fam) → completamente piatto/a (Aut) (tyre) → completamente sgonfio/a or a terra
to fall flat on one's face → cadere a terra lungo/a disteso/a, finire faccia a terra
flat race → corsa piana
b. (final, refusal, denial) → categorico/a, netto/a
I'm not going, and that's flat! (fam) → non ci vado e basta!
c. (Mus) (key) → bemolle inv; (voice) → stonato/a (000) (instrument) → scordato/a
C flat → do m inv bemolle
d. (dull, lifeless, taste, style) → piatto/a; (joke) → che non fa ridere; (drink) → che ha perso l'effervescenza, sgassato/a; (battery) → scarico/a; (colour) → scialbo/a
to be feeling rather flat → sentirsi giù di corda or di morale
e. (fixed) flat rate of paytariffa unica di pagamento
at a flat rate → a una tariffa unica
2. adv
a. (absolutely, refuse, tell) → seccamente, recisamente
flat broke (fam) → al verde, in bolletta
in ten minutes flat → in dieci minuti spaccati
(to work) flat out → (lavorare) a più non posso
b. to spread a map out flat on the floorstendere una cartina sul pavimento
to be flat out (lying) → essere disteso/a or sdraiato/a (asleep) → dormire della grossa
c. (Mus) (sing, play) → in modo stonato
3. n (of hand) → palmo; (of sword) → parte f piatta (Mus) → bemolle m inv (Aut) → gomma a terra

flat

2 [flæt] n (Brit) → appartamento
to go flat-hunting → cercare un appartamento

flat

(flӕt) adjective
1. level; without rise or fall. a flat surface.
2. dull; without interest. She spent a very flat weekend.
3. (of something said, decided etc) definite; emphatic. a flat denial.
4. (of a tyre) not inflated, having lost most of its air. His car had a flat tyre.
5. (of drinks) no longer fizzy. flat lemonade; (also adverb) My beer has gone flat.
6. slightly lower than a musical note should be. That last note was flat; (also adverb) The choir went very flat.
adverb
stretched out. She was lying flat on her back.
noun
1. (American aˈpartment) a set of rooms on one floor, with kitchen and bathroom, in a larger building or block. Do you live in a house or a flat?
2. (in musical notation) a sign (♭) which makes a note a semitone lower.
3. a level, even part. the flat of her hand.
4. (usually in plural) an area of flat land, especially beside the sea, a river etc. mud flats.
ˈflatly adverb
definitely; emphatically. She flatly denied it.
ˈflatten verb
(often with out) to make or become flat. The countryside flattened out as they came near the sea.
flat rate
a fixed amount, especially one that is the same in all cases. He charged a flat rate for the work.
flat out
as fast, energetically etc as possible. She worked flat out.

flat

شَقَّة, مُنْبَسَط byt, plochý flad, lejlighed flach, Wohnung διαμέρισμα, επίπεδος departamento, piso, plano asunto, litteä appartement, plat ravan, stan appartamento, piatto フラット, 平らな 아파트식 주거지, 편평한 flat, plat flat, leilighet mieszkanie, płaski apartamento, nivelado квартира, плоский lägenhet, platt แฟลต, ราบ apartman dairesi, düz căn hộ, phẳng 公寓, 平坦的

flat

a. plano-a, llano-a; extendido-a.

flat

adj (comp flatter; super flattest) plano
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I never saw anyone faint, and I don't choose to make myself all black and blue, tumbling flat as you do.
You see how quickly it is done," said the traveling man, who had for sale a small flat metal substitute for collar buttons.
It was not accomplished without hard work, for the gold was heavy, and Professor Bumper would not, naturally, consent to the shaving off of so much as an ear or part of the flat nose, to say nothing of one of the half dozen extra arms and legs with which the ugly idol was furnished.
He was nineteen years old, short and broad-backed, with a close-cropped, flat head, and a wide, flat face.
Just as Alice veiled her eyes in horror, under the impression that they were about to be swept within the vortex at the foot of the cataract, the canoe floated, stationary, at the side of a flat rock, that lay on a level with the water.
Six hours later, when the shadow of Devil's Spur had crossed the river, and spread a slight coolness over the flat beyond, the Pioneer coach, leaving the summit, began also to bathe its heated bulk in the long shadows of the descent.
Indeed, so far as its physical aspect is concerned, with its flat, unvaried surface, covered chiefly with wooden houses, few or none of which pretend to architectural beauty -- its irregularity, which is neither picturesque nor quaint, but only tame -- its long and lazy street, lounging wearisomely through the whole extent of be peninsula, with Gallows Hill and New Guinea at one end, and a view of the alms-house at the other -- such being the features of my native town, it would be quite as reasonable to form a sentimental attachment to a disarranged checker-board.
His head was small, and flat at top, with huge ears, large green glassy eyes, and a long snipe nose, so that it looked like a weather-cock perched upon his spindle neck to tell which way the wind blew.
She had picked up a small flat piece of wood, which happened to have in it a little hole that had evidently suggested to her the idea of sticking in another fragment that might figure as a mast and make the thing a boat.
Almost any one must have noticed that all the fish familiar to landsmen have not a flat, but a vertical, or up-and-down tail.
The compact round body of its root expands into two broad, firm, flat palms or flukes, gradually shoaling away to less than an inch in thickness.
There is no knowing what further mischief she might have done had not York promptly sat himself down flat on her head to prevent her struggling, at the same time calling out, "Unbuckle the black horse