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Definition 1: a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for flat in the sense of this definition

(flat is a kind of ...) structures collectively in which people are housed

(... is a kind of flat ) an apartment whose rooms are all in a line with doors between them

(... is a kind of flat ) an apartment located on the top floors of a building

(... is a kind of flat ) a self-contained apartment (usually on two floors) in a larger house and with its own entrance from the outside

(... is a kind of flat ) apartment consisting of a series of connected rooms used as a living unit (as in a hotel)

(... is a kind of flat ) an apartment in a building without an elevator

(... is a kind of flat ) a tiny flat

(... is a kind of flat ) a furnished apartment with a kitchenette and bathroom

(... is a kind of flat ) an apartment having rooms on two floors that are connected by a staircase

(... is a kind of flat ) an apartment without modern conveniences

(... is a kind of flat ) a furnished sitting room with sleeping accommodations (and some plumbing)

(... is a kind of flat ) an apartment with a living space and a bathroom and a small kitchen

(flat is a part of ...) small kitchen

(... is part of flat) a building that is divided into apartments

Definition 2: scenery consisting of a wooden frame covered with painted canvas; part of a stage setting - [noun denoting artifact]

(flat is a kind of ...) the painted structures of a stage set that are intended to suggest a particular locale

"they worked all night painting the scenery"

(... is a kind of flat ) a flat situated in the wings

(... is a kind of flat ) a flat at each side of the stage to prevent the audience from seeing into the wings

(... is part of flat) arrangement of scenery and properties to represent the place where a play or movie is enacted

Definition 3: a deflated pneumatic tire - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for flat in the sense of this definition

(flat is a kind of ...) a tire made of reinforced rubber and filled with compressed air; used on motor vehicles and bicycles etc

Definition 4: freight car without permanent sides or roof - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for flat in the sense of this definition

(flat is a kind of ...) a railway car that carries freight

Definition 5: a shallow box in which seedlings are started - [noun denoting artifact]

(flat is a kind of ...) a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid

"he rummaged through a box of spare parts"

Definition 6: a musical notation indicating one half step lower than the note named - [noun denoting communication]

(flat is a kind of ...) (music) notation used by musicians

(... is a kind of flat ) a musical notation of two flats in front of a note indicating that it is to be lowered by two semitones

Definition 7: a level tract of land - [noun denoting object]

Samples where flat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the salt flats of Utah

(flat is a kind of ...) extensive tract of level open land

"they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain" "he longed for the fields of his youth"

(... is a kind of flat ) a flat resulting from repeated deposits of alluvial material by running water

(... is a kind of flat ) a flat expanse of salt left by the evaporation of a body of salt water

Definition 8: (of a musical note) lowered in pitch by one chromatic semitone - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where flat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • B flat

(flat belongs to category ...) an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner

Definition 9: lacking contrast or shading between tones - [adjective denoting all]

(flat belongs to category ...) the act of taking and printing photographs

Definition 10: in a forthright manner; candidly or frankly - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where flat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he didn't answer directly
  • told me straight out
  • came out flat for less work and more pay

Synonyms for flat in the sense of this definition

Definition 11: with flat sails - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where flat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sail flat against the wind

Definition 12: not reflecting light; not glossy - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where flat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • flat wall paint
  • a photograph with a matte finish

Synonyms for flat in the sense of this definition

(flat is similar to ...) emitting or reflecting very little light

"a dull glow" "dull silver badly in need of a polish" "a dull sky"

Definition 13: having a surface without slope, tilt in which no part is higher or lower than another - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where flat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a flat desk
  • acres of level farmland
  • a plane surface
  • skirts sewn with fine flat seams

Synonyms for flat in the sense of this definition

(flat is similar to ...) 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"

Definition 14: horizontally level - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where flat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a flat roof

(flat is similar to ...) parallel to or in the plane of the horizon or a base line

"a horizontal surface"

Definition 15: commercially inactive - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where flat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • flat sales for the month
  • prices remained flat
  • a flat market

(flat is similar to ...) (pathology) not progressing or increasing; or progressing slowly

Definition 16: lacking the expected range or depth; not designed to give an illusion or depth - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where flat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a film with two-dimensional characters
  • a flat two-dimensional painting

Synonyms for flat in the sense of this definition

(flat is similar to ...) having or involving or marked by several dimensions or aspects

"multidimensional problems" "a multidimensional proposition" "a multidimensional personality"

Definition 17: having lost effervescence - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where flat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • flat beer
  • a flat cola

(flat is similar to ...) not effervescent

Definition 18: having a relatively broad surface in relation to depth or thickness - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where flat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • flat computer monitors

(flat is similar to ...) involving or having two dimensions

Definition 19: lacking taste or flavor or tang - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where flat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a bland diet
  • insipid hospital food
  • flavorless supermarket tomatoes
  • vapid beer
  • vapid tea

Synonyms for flat in the sense of this definition

(flat is similar to ...) lacking flavor

Definition 20: flattened laterally along the whole length (e.g., certain leafstalks or flatfishes) - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for flat in the sense of this definition

(flat is similar to ...) 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"

(flat belongs to category ...) the science that studies living organisms

Definition 21: stretched out and lying at full length along the ground - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where flat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • found himself lying flat on the floor

Synonyms for flat in the sense of this definition

(flat is similar to ...) not upright in position or posture

Definition 22: sounded or spoken in a tone unvarying in pitch - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where flat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the owl's faint monotonous hooting

Synonyms for flat in the sense of this definition

(flat is similar to ...) characterized by lack of variation in pitch, tone, or volume

"he lectured in an unmodulated voice edged with hysteria"

Definition 23: not modified or restricted by reservations - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where flat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a categorical denial
  • a flat refusal

Synonyms for flat in the sense of this definition

(flat is similar to ...) not limited or restricted

"an unqualified denial"

Definition 24: lacking stimulating characteristics; uninteresting - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where flat or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a bland little drama
  • a flat joke

Synonyms for flat in the sense of this definition

(flat is similar to ...) not stimulating

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