flat

Definitions


[flat], (Adjective)

Definitions:
- having a level surface; without raised areas or indentations
(e.g: he sat down on a flat rock)

- lacking emotion; dull and lifeless
(e.g: ‘I'm sorry,’ he said, in a flat voice)

- (of a sparkling drink) having lost its effervescence
(e.g: she sipped some of the flat champagne)

- (of a fee, wage, or price) the same in all cases, not varying with changed conditions or in particular cases
(e.g: a flat fare of £2.50)

- (of musical sound) below true or normal pitch.

- relating to flat racing
(e.g: the Flat season)


Phrases:
- fall flat
- fall flat on one's face
- flat out
- flat stick
- on the flat
- that's flat

Origin:
Middle English: from Old Norse flatr


[flat], (Adverb)

Definitions:
- in or to a horizontal position
(e.g: he was lying flat on his back)

- completely; absolutely
(e.g: I thought you'd turn me down flat)

- below the true or normal pitch of musical sound
(e.g: it wasn't a question of singing flat, but of simply singing the wrong notes)


Phrases:
- fall flat
- fall flat on one's face
- flat out
- flat stick
- on the flat
- that's flat

Origin:


[flat], (Noun)

Definitions:
- the flat part of something
(e.g: she placed the flat of her hand over her glass)

- an upright section of stage scenery mounted on a movable frame.

- a flat tyre
(e.g: I've got a flat—there were nails under the wheel)

- flat racing.

- a musical note lowered a semitone below natural pitch.


Phrases:
- fall flat
- fall flat on one's face
- flat out
- flat stick
- on the flat
- that's flat

Origin:


[flat], (Verb)

Definitions:
- lower (a note) by a semitone
(e.g: when a person has a poor ear for music, he will flat and sharp right along without knowing it)

- make flat; flatten
(e.g: flat the loaves down)


Phrases:
- fall flat
- fall flat on one's face
- flat out
- flat stick
- on the flat
- that's flat

Origin:


[flat], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a set of rooms forming an individual residence, typically on one floor and within a larger building containing a number of such residences.
(e.g: a block of flats)


Phrases:
- go flatting

Origin:
early 19th century (denoting a floor or storey): alteration of obsolete flet ‘floor, dwelling’, of Germanic origin and related to flat


[flat], (Verb)

Definitions:
- live in or share a flat
(e.g: Zoë flats in Auckland)


Phrases:
- go flatting

Origin:




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