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Adjective flat has 18 senses
  1. flat, level, plane - having a horizontal surface in which no part is higher or lower than another; "a flat desk"; "acres of level farmland"; "a plane surface"
    Antonym: uneven (indirect, via even)
  2. flat - having no depth or thickness
    cubic, three-dimensional (indirect, via linear, planar)
    Antonyms: linear, one-dimensional (indirect, via planar, cubic)
  3. categoric, categorical, flat, unconditional - not modified or restricted by reservations; "a categorical denial"; "a flat refusal"
    Antonym: qualified (indirect, via unqualified)
  4. flat, prostrate - stretched out and lying at full length along the ground; "found himself lying flat on the floor"
    Antonyms: erect, vertical, upright (indirect, via unerect)
  5. flat - lacking contrast or shading between tones
  6. flat - lowered in pitch by one chromatic semitone; "B flat"
    natural, sharp
  7. compressed, flat - flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes)
    Antonym: thick (indirect, via thin)
  8. bland, flat, flavorless, flavourless, insipid, savorless, savourless, vapid - lacking taste or flavor or tang; "a bland diet"; "insipid hospital food"; "flavorless supermarket tomatoes"; "vapid beer"; "vapid tea"
    Antonym: tasteful (indirect, via tasteless)
  9. bland, flat - lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting; "a bland little drama"; "a flat joke"
    Antonym: stimulating (indirect, via unstimulating)
  10. flat - having lost effervescence; "flat beer"; "a flat cola"
    effervescent (indirect, via noneffervescent)
  11. flat, fixed - not increasing as the amount taxed increases
    Antonym: progressive (indirect, via regressive)
  12. flat, unraised - not made with leavening; "most flat breads are made from unleavened dough"
    Antonym: leavened (indirect, via unleavened)
  13. flat - parallel to the ground; "a flat roof"
    vertical, perpendicular (indirect, via inclined, horizontal)
    Antonym: inclined (indirect, via horizontal, vertical)
  14. flat, unpleated - without pleats
    Antonym: folded (indirect, via unfolded)
  15. two-dimensional, flat - 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"
    Antonyms: unidimensional, one-dimensional (indirect, via multidimensional)
  16. flat - (of a tire) completely or partially deflated
    inflated (indirect, via deflated)
  17. flat, mat, matt, matte, matted - not reflecting light; not glossy; "flat wall paint"; "a photograph with a matte finish"
    Antonym: bright (indirect, via dull)
  18. flat - lacking variety in shading; "a flat unshaded painting"
    shaded (indirect, via unshaded)
Adverbial flat has 6 senses
  1. flat - at full length; "he fell flat on his face"
  2. flat - with flat sails; "sail flat against the wind"
  3. flat - below the proper pitch; "she sang flat last night"
  4. flat - against a flat surface; "he lay flat on his back"
  5. directly, flat, straight - 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"
  6. flat - wholly or completely; "He is flat broke"
Noun flat has 7 senses
  1. flat - a level tract of land
    --1 is a kind of
    plain, field, champaign
    --1 has particulars: salt flat, salt plain
  2. flat - a shallow box in which seedlings are started
    --2 is a kind of
  3. flat - a musical notation indicating one half step lower than the note named
    --3 is a kind of
    musical notation
    --3 has particulars: double flat
  4. flatcar, flatbed, flat - freight car without permanent sides or roof
    --4 is a kind of freight car
  5. flat, flat tire - a deflated pneumatic tire
    --5 is a kind of pneumatic tire, pneumatic tyre
  6. flat - scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted canvas; part of a stage setting
    --6 is a kind of
    scenery, scene
    --6 is a part of mise en scene, stage setting, setting
    --6 has particulars: coulisse, wing flat; tormenter, tormentor, teaser
  7. apartment, flat - a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house
    --7 is a kind of housing, lodging, living accommodations
    --7 is a part of apartment building, apartment house
    --7 has parts: kitchenette
    --7 has particulars:
     bedsitting room, bedsitter, bedsit; cold-water flat; duplex apartment, duplex; efficiency apartment; flatlet; maisonette, maisonnette; penthouse; railroad flat; studio apartment, studio; suite, rooms; walk-up apartment, walk-up
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